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Vocabulary Words - 31.10.2016

Mahendra Guru
Vocabulary Words - 31.10.2016
1. ACQUAINT (VERB): inform oneself or another about something new

Synonyms: apprise, accustom 

Antonyms: delude, conceal

Example Sentence:

You will need to acquaint yourself with the filing system.

2. APPROBATION (NOUN): approval or agreement

Synonyms: permission, consent Antonyms: disapproval, refusal

Example Sentence: 

His bravery received the approbation of the whole town. 

3. AVER (VERB): to state firmly and strongly that something is true

Synonyms: assert, declare Antonyms: deny, disclaim

Example Sentence: 

She averred that she had never seen the girl before.

4. BEFOG (VERB): to make confused

Synonyms: dazzle, daze Antonyms: clarify, cleanse

Example Sentence:

My brain was befogged by lack of sleep.

5. BLANDISHMENT (NOUN): flattery

Synonyms: adulation, cajolery Antonyms: criticism, denunciation

Example Sentence: 

The boss wasn’t impressed with the blandishments.


Synonym: aplomb, coolness Antonym: agitation, anxiety

Example Sentence:

His countenance had resumed its habitual imperturbability.

7. MERETRICIOUS (ADJECTIVE): based on pretense; deceptively pleasing 

Synonyms: gaudy, flashy Antonyms: genuine, real

Example Sentence: 

He was thinking of his own self; he hankered after the meretricious glory of a showy performance.

8. REPINE (VERB): complain

Synonyms: grumble, lament Antonyms: dislike, praise

Example Sentence:

In that wish there can be no harm, for it is only wishing that you may not be tempted to repine.

9. GLIB (ADJECTIVE): slick, smooth-talking 

Synonyms: artful, facile Antonyms: stuttering, inarticulate

Example sentence: 

She advises women with similar issues not to settle for glib explanations.

10. OSTRACISM (NOUN): banishment

Synonyms: avoidance, boycott Antonyms: acceptance, allowance 

Example Sentence: 

In those days unmarried mothers suffered social ostracism.

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