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    Vocabulary Words - 24.12.2016

    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 DOWDY (ADJECTIVE): primly out of date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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