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Saturday, 24 December 2016

Vocabulary Words - 24.12.2016

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Vocabulary Words - 24.12.2016
1. ADDLE (VERB): To cause (someone) to think unclearly

Synonyms: muddle, confuse 

Antonyms: arrange, be in order

Example Sentence: 

I suppose the shock had addled his poor brain.


2. AFTERMATH (NOUN): the outcome of an event

Synonyms: effects, result Antonyms: source, cause

Example Sentence:

The aftermath of the war is inexplicable.


3. ALTERCATION (NOUN): a heated dispute 

Synonyms: quarrel, wrangle Antonyms: agreement, peace

Example Sentence: 

I had an altercation with my brother.


4. ANACHRONISTIC (ADJECTIVE): no longer in use

Synonyms: untimely, wrong Antonyms: appropriate, timely

Example Sentence:

In a wider sense, all historical writings are anachronistic.


5. COGENT (ADJECTIVE): convincing

Synonyms: persuasive, effective Antonyms: weak, ineffective

Example Sentence: 

He makes a cogent argument for a more egalitarian education system.


6. COMMUNICATIVE (ADJECTIVE): Inclined to communicate readily

Synonyms: informative, talkative Antonyms: taciturn, reticent

Example Sentence: 

Joy has become a lot more tolerant and communicative.


7. DERIDE (VERB): To laugh at

Synonyms: mock, jeer Antonyms: praise, admire

Example Sentence: 

This theory is widely derided by the conventional scientists.


8. DOWDY (ADJECTIVE): primly out of date

Synonyms: dull, old-fashioned Antonyms: attractive, stylish

Example Sentence:

Her clothes were clean but dowdy.


9. EGREGIOUS (ADJECTIVE): conspicuously and outrageously bad

Synonyms: atrocious, heinous Antonyms: controlled, tolerable

Example Sentence:

My neighbour is very egregious by nature so I don’t like him.


10. EXCRUCIATE (VERB): subject to torture

Synonyms: hurt, torment Antonyms: soothe, tranquilize

Example Sentence: 

He endured excruciating pain during the surgery.



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