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Friday, 23 December 2016

Vocabulary Words - 23.12.2016

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Vocabulary Words - 23.12.2016
1. MENDACITY (NOUN): Insincerity

Synonyms: deceit, deception 

Antonyms: truthfulness, honesty

Example Sentence: 

James cannot find employment at a bank because of his mendacity.

2. GUSTO (NOUN): Great enthusiasm

Synonyms: fervor, relish Antonyms: apathy, hatred

Example Sentence:

Joseph plays football with gusto. 

3. ARRAIGN (VERB): incriminate

Synonyms: accuse, indict Antonyms: exculpate, exonerate

Example Sentence: 

Before Len was set to arraign, the judge liked to carefully review each case.

4. PALL (NOUN): Dismay

Synonyms: gloom, melancholy Antonyms: happiness, excitement

Example Sentence:

Angelina watched in pall as images of the war were shown on the screen.


Synonyms: appalling, awful Antonyms: beautiful, delightful

Example Sentence: 

A hollow tearing sound was followed by a horrendous crash outside the office.

6. GALVANIZE (VERB): Inspire

Synonyms: motivate, energize Antonyms: discourage, dissuade

Example Sentence: 

Mr Abbas galvanizes everyone in the team.


Synonyms: partial, unjust Antonyms: unbiased, fair

Example Sentence

Arvind is too partisan to be a captain of the cricket team.


Synonyms: irregular, imperfect Antonyms: even, regular

Example Sentence:

The roads have patchy pattern.


Synonyms: sophistry, equivocation Antonyms: certainty, genuineness

Example Sentence:

The shopkeeper used casuistry in an attempt to convince me he had the best deal in town.

10. HAUTEUR (NOUN): Arrogance

Synonyms: condescension , airs Antonyms: humility, modesty

Example Sentence: 

“No, thank you," said Helery, with some hauteur.

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