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Thursday, 5 January 2017

Vocabulary Words – 05.01.2017

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Vocabulary Words – 05.01.2017
1. SULLY (VERB): Smudge 

Synonyms: defile, debase 

Antonyms: cleanse, sterilize

Example Sentence: 

If the factory is built near this society, it will probably sully the clean air of the society.


Synonyms: atypical, unnatural Antonyms: usual, normal

Example Sentence: 

He behaves as if he were an anomalous person.

3. KNACK (NOUN): Art

Synonyms: ability, talent Antonyms: disinclination, inability

Example Sentence: 

Politicians know the knack of putting the people off.

4. MELEE (NOUN): stampede

Synonyms: battle, fight Antonyms: calm, harmony

Example Sentence: 

In the Kumbh fair many pilgrims were injured in the melee.


Synonyms: intrusive, nosy Antonyms: avoiding, ignorant

Example Sentence:

Many marriages are ruined because of meddlesome mother-in-law.

6. ORNATE (ADJECTIVE): Decorate 

Synonyms: embroidered, beautiful Antonyms: plain, simple

Example Sentence: 

Ornate style of his essay appears to be artificial.

7. NASCENT (ADJECTIVE): Incipient 

Synonyms: beginning, developing Antonyms: dying, withering

Example Sentence: 

The rapid growth of this commercial organization in its nascent stage is commendable.

8. POIGNANT (ADJECTIVE): affecting

Synonyms: bitter, painful Antonyms: happy, cheerful

Example Sentence: 

The poignant cries of the orphaned children moved everybody present at the funeral.

9. QUENCH (VERB): Satisfy

Synonyms: satiate, quell Antonyms: dry, bear

Example Sentence: India must deal with the militants with an iron hand to quench anti-national activities.

10. SLANDER (NOUN): Defame

Synonyms: libel, vilify Antonyms: praise, commendation

Example Sentence:

The editor of the newspaper was charged with slander.

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