Friday, 15 January 2016

Words of the Day – 15th Jan, 2016

Words of the Day – 15th 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.


Mix (a substance) with another substance so that they combine together
Example:       “blend the cornflour with a tablespoon of water”
Synonyms:    mix, mingle, combine
Antonyms:    clash


Sell or offer for sale at an auction
Example:       “the painting was auctioned at Christie’s”
Synonyms:    sell-off


Tending to spread very quickly and undesirably or harmfully
Example:       “patients suffering from invasive cancer”
Synonyms:    nosy, forward


A question or statement intentionally phrased so as to require ingenuity in ascertaining its answer or meaning
Example:       “they started asking riddles and telling jokes”
Synonyms:    puzzle, conundrum, brain-teaser, Chinese puzzle, problem
Antonyms:    solution, confidence


The institution and conducting of legal proceedings against someone in respect of a criminal charge
Example:       “the organizers are facing prosecution for noise nuisance”
Synonyms:    pursuit, accomplishment, achievement, execution
Antonyms:    defeat, failure, neglect


A supply or quantity of bullets and shells
Example:       “guns, ammunition, and explosives”
Synonyms:    bullets, shells, missiles, rockets, bombs, materiel
Antonyms:    defuse


A composed or serious manner or style
Example:       “he bowed with great dignity”
Synonyms:    stateliness, nobleness, nobility, majesty
Antonyms:    informality


Crush (a hard or brittle foodstuff) with the teeth, making a loud but muffled grinding sound
Example:       “she paused to crunch a ginger biscuit”
Synonyms:    munch, chew noisily, chomp, champ, bite
Antonyms:    calm, contentment, peace


The establishment or starting point of an institution or activity
Example:       “she has been on the board since its inception two years ago”
Synonyms:    establishment, institution, foundation
Antonyms:    end


Showing strong feeling; forceful, passionate, or intense
Example:       “her voice was low but vehement”
Synonyms:   heated, spirited, urgent, strong, forcible
Antonyms:    mild, apathetic

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