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    Vocabulary Words - 01.01.2017

    Vocabulary Words - 01.01.2017
    1. EXASPERATE (VERB): provoke

    Synonyms: agitate, annoy 

    Antonyms: appease, pacify

    Example Sentence: 

    He was exasperated by the continual interruptions.


    2. DETERRENT (NOUN): restraint

    Synonyms: disincentive, hindrance

    Antonyms: assistance, help

    Example Sentence:

    Nuclear deterrent does not necessarily create a sense of security for the people of the nation. 


    3. BOISTEROUS (ADJECTIVE): Noisy and mischievous

    Synonyms: uproarious, raucous 

    Antonyms: moderate, solemn

    Example Sentence:

    A boisterous crowd spoiled the market.


    4. APPALLING (ADJECTIVE): horrifying

    Synonyms: astounding, dreadful 

    Antonyms: delightful, pleasant

    Example Sentence:

    Food victims are struggling to survive in appalling conditions in Orissa.


    5. RAPPORT (NOUN): understanding between people

    Synonyms: harmony, empathy 

    Antonyms: discord, incompatibility

    Example Sentence:

    We had a real good rapport with the company.


    6. PUNITIVE (ADJECTIVE): concerning punishment

    Synonyms: penal, retaliatory 

    Antonyms: beneficial, rewarding

    Example Sentence: 

    Punitive methods are restricted in Montessori.


    7. FALLACY (NOUN): illusion

    Synonyms: deception, heresy 

    Antonyms: truth, accuracy

    Example Sentence: 

    People had fallacies about Chandraswami.


    8. IMPROMPTU (ADJECTIVE): unrehearsed

    Synonyms: offhand, spontaneous

    Antonyms: deliberate, planned

    Example Sentence:

    Dean explained to his stepfather Cynthia's impromptu trip to the shore after receiving Atherton's letter.


    9. SOLECISM (NOUN): misuse

    Synonyms: abuse, barbarism 

    Antonyms: accuracy, correctness

    Example Sentence:

    Students should not do any type of solecism with their teachers.


    10. SOPORIFIC (ADJECTIVE): sleepy; sleep-inducing

    Synonyms: anesthetic, calming 

    Antonyms: upsetting, conscious

    Example Sentence:

    He is taking a soporific drug for his disease.
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