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Vocabulary Words - 31.01.2017

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Vocabulary Words - 31.01.2017

Synonyms: fractious, obstinate 

Antonyms: agreeable, compliant

Example Sentence: 

Despite being offered treats by his parents, the little boy was still recalcitrant about doing his homework.

2. REFRAIN (VERB): stop oneself from doing something.

Synonyms: withhold, abstain Antonyms: allow, continue

Example Sentence:

You must refrain from all interference.

3. OSTRACIZE (VERB): exile

Synonyms: blackball, exclude Antonyms: accept, admit

Example Sentence:

Sadly, the rich children ostracize the other girl because she comes from a poor family.

4. RIFE (ADJECTIVE): overflowing

Synonyms: abundant, alive Antonyms: limited, uncommon

Example Sentence:

The beach is rife with young people during the summer months.

5. OPPORTUNE (ADJECTIVE): advantageous

Synonyms: apt, auspicious Antonyms: inappropriate, unfortunate

Example Sentence:

The teenager knew there would never be an opportune time to tell her parents that she was pregnant.

6. RANKLE (VERB): annoy

Synonyms: anger, bother Antonyms: calm, assist

Example Sentence: 

The fact the plane is leaving two hours late is certainly going to rankle the passengers.


Synonyms: baneful, dangerous Antonyms: upright, moral

Example Sentence: 

The dog’s noisome act is making me feel ill.

8. MORATORIUM (NOUN): suspension

Synonyms: ban, delay Antonyms: continuation, continuance

Example Sentence:

A large number of politicians and voters would like to see a moratorium placed on home foreclosures.

9. NEXUS (NOUN): middle

Synonyms: center, connection Antonyms: divorce, exteriority

Example Sentence:

Today Facebook seems to be the nexus of communication.

10. NETTLE (VERB): provoke

Synonyms: annoy, disgust Antonyms: appease, comfort

Example Sentence:

My brother often nettles me by reading my diary.

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