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Friday, 3 February 2017

Vocabulary Words - 03.02.2017

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Vocabulary Words - 03.02.2017
1. EXEMPTION (NOUN): freedom from a responsibility

Synonyms: discharge, dispensation

Antonyms: accountability, liability

Example Sentence:

The report confirmed their exemption from military duty.

2. HILARIOUS (ADJECTIVE): very funny

Synonyms: amusing, comical Antonyms: boring, sad

Example Sentence:

Raju Srivastav is a very hilarious person.

3. ALLEVIATE (VERB): relieve

Synonyms: allay, assuage Antonyms: increase, intensify

Example Sentence: 

Take a Disprin to alleviate your headache.

4. TOLERANCE (NOUN): fortitude

Synonyms: patience, resilience Antonyms: lethargy, weakness

Example Sentence:

She had a low tolerance for noise.

5. CONCEITED (ADJECTIVE): egotistical

Synonyms: arrogant, big talking Antonyms: diffident, humble

Example Sentence:

The conceited man would not stop talking about himself.

6. SPURIOUS (ADJECTIVE): counterfeit

Synonyms: bogus, false Antonyms: genuine, true

Example Sentence:

To win elections, politicians often make spurious promises to voters. 

7. OBSTRUCTION (NOUN): obstacle

Synonyms: blockage, hindrance Antonyms: aid, assistance

Example Sentence:

Once the obstruction is removed, water will continue to flow through the pipe.

8. ESTEEM (NOUN): think highly of

Synonyms: respect, admiration Antonyms: abandon, condemn

Example Sentence:

He treated all his colleagues with the same level of esteem.

9. RIDICULE (NOUN): contemptuous laughter at someone or something

Synonyms: caricature, derision Antonyms: admiration, approval

Example Sentence:

It may have been a simple ridicule, but it still made him feel rejected.

10. PERSIFLAGE (NOUN): teasing

Synonyms: banter, frivolity Antonyms: seriousness, humorlessness

Example Sentence:

The classmates who were engaged in persiflage could not stop laughing at their own funny comments.

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