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    Vocabulary Words - 31.12.2016

    Vocabulary Words -  31.12.2016
    1.STEADFAST (ADJECTIVE): Loyal

    Synonyms: faithful, dedicated 

    Antonyms: disloyal, unreliable

    Example Sentence: 

    Laura was steadfast in her opinions.


    2. TERSE (ADJECTIVE): Curt 

    Synonyms: brusque, abrupt Antonyms: polite, gracious

    Example Sentence: 

    When Frieda is angry she only gives terse responses.


    3. MORDANT (ADJECTIVE): sarcastic

    Synonyms: rancorous, bitter Antonyms: kind, nice

    Example Sentence: 

    He describes the situation with mordant wit.


    4. APPEASE (VERB): pacify

    Synonyms: soothe, satisfy Antonyms: aggravate, irritate

    Example Sentence: 

    Every political party tries to appease the minorities to create its own vote bank.


    5. AMELIORATE (VERB): improve

    Synonyms: alleviate, help Antonyms: aggravate, injure

    Example Sentence:

    Unless we ameliorate the condition of the working class, we cannot expect the prosperity of the country.


    6. GLADIATORIAL (ADJECTIVE): belligerent 

    Synonyms: cantankerous, contentious Antonyms: agreeable, good-natured

    Example Sentence: 

    Marcose is gladiatorial by nature.


    7. OUTLAY (NOUN): Expenses 

    Synonyms: disbursement, expenditure Antonyms: savings, income

    Example Sentence: 

    Our net outlay is just Rs.35,000.


    8. DISCOURSE (NOUN): Conversation

    Synonyms: communication, discussion Antonyms: silence, quite

    Example Sentence: 

    He responds with a lengthy discourse on deployment strategy.


    9. RUT (NOUN): Routine of daily life

    Synonyms: course, habit Antonyms: disorder, disorganisation

    Example Sentence: 

    Julia has been in a rut after a long time.


    10. PELL-MELL (ADJECTIVE): Disordered

    Synonyms: chaotic, disarrayed Antonyms: ordered, organized

    Example Sentence:

    His improper steps landed him in pell-mell situation.

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