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    Vocabulary Words - 25.12.2016

     Vocabulary Words - 25.12.2016
    1. PERSECUTE (VERB): Crucify

    Synonyms: ill-treat, victimize 

    Antonyms: console, protect

    Example Sentence: 

    He was persecuted by his landlord.


    2. PESTILENT (ADJECTIVE): Baneful 

    Synonyms: contagious, deleterious Antonyms: harmless, innocuous

    Example Sentence: 

    No matter what I do the pestilent squirrels keep invading my garden.


    3. PERPETRATE (VERB): Be responsible for

    Synonyms: carry out, commit Antonyms: halt, stop

    Example Sentence: 

    why would he perpetrate such a complex fraud?


    4. PARRY (VERB): avoid

    Synonyms: dodge, bypass Antonyms: confront, encounter

    Example Sentence: 

    Mathili put on her sunglasses to parry his probing eyes.


    5. MIASMIC (ADJECTIVE): Catching

    Synonyms: virulent, communicable Antonyms: uncommunicable, germless

    Example Sentence:

    That peculiarly miasmic atmosphere generated by factories.


    6. RAKISH (ADJECTIVE): Charming and immoral 

    Synonyms: dashing, jaunty Antonyms: moral, upright 

    Example Sentence: 

    Lio gave her a rakish smile as she blushed.


    7. MOSSY (ADJECTIVE): Damp 

    Synonyms: moist, downy Antonyms: dry, bare

    Example Sentence: 

    His room smelled like a mossy garden.


    8. ADMIRER (NOUN): Person who holds someone in high regard.

    Synonyms: adherent, believer Antonyms: enemy, foe

    Example Sentence: 

    He is a great admirer of Sachin Tendulkar.


    9. MOUTHY (ADJECTIVE): Talkative

    Synonyms: chatty, gabby Antonyms: reticent, silent

    Example Sentence: 

    Kavish is very mouthy in nature.


    10. MIDDLING (ADJECTIVE): adequate

    Synonyms: mediocre, passable Antonyms: extreme, exceptional

    Example Sentence:

    Madhur was of middling stature.
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