Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Words of the Day – 13th Jan, 2016

The list will be very useful to score high marks in English Section of upcoming Competitive Exams.

Learn these words regularly to improve your vocabulary.

Ashore

To or on the shore or land from the direction of the sea
Example:       “the seals come ashore to breed”
Synonyms:    on to the shore, towards the shore, on the shore, on the beach
Antonyms:    flout, ignore

Curb

A check or restraint on something
Example:       “plans to introduce tougher curbs on insider dealing”
Synonyms:    restraint, restriction, check, brake, rein, control
Antonyms:    release

Stray

Move away aimlessly from a group or from the right course or place
Example:       “dog owners are urged not to allow their dogs to stray”
Synonyms:    wander off, go astray, drift
Antonyms:    stay

Abduction

The action of forcibly taking someone away against their will
Example:       “they organized the abduction of Mr Cordes on his way to the airport”
Synonyms:    kidnapping, rape, seizure, theft
Antonyms:    release, addition

Spurious

Not being what it purports to be; false or fake.
Example:       “separating authentic and spurious claims”
Synonyms:   bogus, fake, not genuine, specious, false
Antonyms:    authentic, genuine, real

Peddle

Try to sell (something, especially small goods) by going from place to place.
Example:       “he peddled printing materials around the country”
Synonyms:   sell, vend
Antonyms:    buy, pull

Guise

An external form, appearance, or manner of presentation, typically concealing the true nature of something
Example:       “he visited in the guise of an inspector”
Synonyms:    likeness, appearance
Antonyms:    back, character

Anomaly

Something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected
Example:       “there are a number of anomalies in the present system”
Synonyms:    abnormality, irregularity, deviation
Antonyms:    conformity, normality, regularity

Theologian

A person who engages or is an expert in theology
Synonyms:    clergy, cleric, philosopher, scholar
Antonyms:    disbelief, doubt

Alliance

A union or association formed for mutual benefit, especially between countries or organizations
Example:       “a defensive alliance between Australia and New Zealand”
Synonyms:    association, union, league
Antonyms:   distance, separation

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