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    Vocabulary Words - 26.12.2016

    Vocabulary Words - 26.12.2016
    1.RAUCOUS (ADJECTIVE): Noisy

    Synonyms: discordant, strident 

    Antonyms: mild, subdued

    Example Sentence: 

    James is interrupted by a raucous yell.


    2. ANIMUS (NOUN): Enmity 

    Synonyms: animosity, antagonism Antonyms: affinity, adoration

    Why is there an animus in your mind against him?


    3. ABORIGINAL (ADJECTIVE): Ancient

    Synonyms: endemic, primitive Antonyms: modern, new

    Example Sentence: 

    The aboriginal inhabitants of Africa had an important influence on their colonial history.


    4. PERVASIVE (ADJECTIVE): Extensive

    Synonyms: omnipresent, common Antonyms: uncommon, rare

    Example Sentence: 

    Corruption is a pervasive issue that touches all communities.


    5. MENACING (ADJECTIVE): Intimidating

    Synonyms: alarming, dangerous Antonyms: unthreatening, aiding

    Example Sentence:

    Radhika growled in a deep, menacing voice.


    6. RUMINATIVE (ADJECTIVE): Thoughtful 

    Synonyms: absorbed, calculating Antonyms: thoughtless, nonreflecting 

    Example Sentence: 

    He is very ruminative in nature.


    7. INTREPIDITY (NOUN): Courage 

    Synonyms: bravery, bravura Antonyms: cowardice, timidity

    Example Sentence: 

    This intrepidity is certainly worth noticing.


    8. RAGAMUFFIN (NOUN): Tattered

    Synonyms: vagrant, beggar Antonyms: sophisticate, slicker

    Example Sentence: 

    David is a ragamuffin.


    9. IDYLLIC (ADJECTIVE): Perfect

    Synonyms: bucolic, idealized Antonyms: flawed, imperfect

    Example Sentence: 

    She has an idyllic family.


    10. VERBOTEN (ADJECTIVE): not allowed

    Synonyms: forbidden, banned Antonyms: allowable, permissible

    Example Sentence:

    Smoking is verboten act at public places.

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