Monday, 25 January 2016

Words of the Day – 25th Jan, 2016

Words of the Day – 25th 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.

Denounces

Publicly declare to be wrong or evil
Example:       “the Assembly denounced the use of violence”
Synonyms:    condemn, criticize, attack, censure, reject
Antonyms:    praise

Vicinity

The area near or surrounding a particular place
Example:       “the number of people living in the immediate vicinity was small”
Synonyms:    neighbourhood, local area, district, region, quarter, sector, territory
Antonyms:    faraway

Flaw

A mark, blemish, or other imperfection which mars a substance or object
Example:       “a flaw in the glass”
Synonyms:    defect, blemish, fault, imperfection, deficiency, weakness
Antonyms:    strength

Abscond

Leave hurriedly and secretly, typically to escape from custody or avoid arrest
Example:       “the barman absconded with a week’s takings”
Synonyms:    run away, escape, bolt, clear out, flee
Antonyms:    appear, arrive, come, continue

Dawn

The first appearance of light in the sky before sunrise
Example:       “he set off at dawn”
Synonyms:    daybreak, break of day, crack of dawn, sunrise, first light
Antonyms:    dusk, end

Menace

A person or thing that is likely to cause harm; a threat or danger
Example:       “a new initiative aimed at beating the menace of drugs”
Synonyms:    danger, peril, risk, hazard, threat
Antonyms:    friendly, auspicious

Curb

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

Litigation

The process of taking legal action
Example:       “the company wishes to avoid litigation”
Synonyms:    legal action, legal case
Antonyms:    accord, compromise

Radicalize

cause (someone) to become an advocate of radical political or social reform.
Example:       “some of those involved had been radicalized by the Vietnam War”
Synonyms:    profound, basal, bottom
Antonyms:    inessential, minor, secondary, unimportant

Cognisance

Knowledge or awareness
Example:       “the Renaissance cognizance of Greece was limited”
Synonyms:    awareness, notice, knowledge, realization, recognition, appreciation
Antonyms:    disregard

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