Monday, 1 February 2016

Words of the Day – 1st Feb, 2016

Words of the Day – 1st Feb, 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.

Inundation

An overwhelming abundance of people or things
Example:       “an inundation of rugby fans”
Synonyms:    flood, overflow, deluge, torrent
Antonyms:    dribble, drip, trickle

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

Foray

A sudden attack or incursion into enemy territory, especially to obtain something; a raid
Example:       “the garrison made a foray against Richard’s camp”
Synonyms:    raid, attack, assault, incursion, swoop, strike
Antonyms:    abstention, idleness, laziness

Puritanical

Having or displaying a very strict or censorious moral attitude towards self-indulgence or sex
Example:       “his puritanical parents saw any kind of pleasure as the road to damnation”
Synonyms:    moralistic, pietistic, strait-laced
Antonyms:    permissive, broad-minded

Reignite

Ignite or cause to ignite again
Example:       “oven burners automatically reignite if blown out”
Synonyms:    burn, recharge, refresh

Fury

Wild or violent anger
Example:       “tears of fury and frustration”
Synonyms:   rage, anger, wrath, passion
Antonyms:   good humour, calmness

Agitation

A state of anxiety or nervous excitement
Example:       “she was wringing her hands in agitation”
Synonyms:    anxiety, perturbation, disquiet, distress
Antonyms:    calmness, relaxation

Mourn

Feel regret or sadness about (the loss or disappearance of something).
Example:       “publishers mourned declining sales of hardback fiction”
Synonyms:    deplore, bewail, bemoan, rue, regret
Antonyms:    rejoice

Ammunition

A supply or quantity of bullets and shells
Example:       “guns, ammunition, and explosives”
Synonyms:    bullets, shells, projectiles, missiles, rounds, shot
Antonyms:    defuse

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, treaty, pact, compact
Antonyms:   distance, separation

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