Thursday, 25 February 2016

Words of the Day – 25th Feb, 2016

Words of the Day – 25th 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.

Crew

A group of people who work closely together
Example:       “a film crew”
Synonyms:    team, company, unit, party, working party
Antonyms:    individual

Reveal

Make (previously unknown or secret information) known to others
Example:       “Brenda was forced to reveal Robbie’s whereabouts”
Synonyms:   divulge, disclose, tell
Antonyms:    hide, conceal

Languish

(Of a person, animal, or plant) lose or lack vitality; grow weak
Example:       “plants may appear to be languishing simply because they are dormant”
Synonyms:    weaken, grow weak, deteriorate, decline
Antonyms:   thrive, flourish

Agitation

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

Snarl

(Of a person) say something in an angry, bad-tempered voice
Example:       “I used to snarl at anyone I disliked”
Synonyms:    bark, snap, growl, fling, hurl
Antonyms:    untangle

Convict

Declare (someone) to be guilty of a criminal offence by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge in a court of law
Example:       “her former boyfriend was convicted of assaulting her”
Synonyms:    sentence
Antonyms:   acquit, clear

Lethargy

A lack of energy and enthusiasm
Example:       “there was an air of lethargy about him”
Synonyms:    sluggishness, inertia, inactivity, inaction
Antonyms:   vigour, energy, animation

Snooze

A short, light sleep, especially during the day
Example:       “he settled in the grass for a snooze”
Synonyms:    sleep, nap, doze, rest
Antonyms:    be awake

Goad

Provoke or annoy (someone) so as to stimulate an action or reaction
Example:       “he was trying to goad her into a fight”
Synonyms:   provoke, spur, prick, sting
Antonyms:    leave alone, aid, block

Absurd

Wildly unreasonable, illogical, or inappropriate
Example:       “the allegations are patently absurd”
Synonyms:    preposterous, ridiculous, ludicrous, farcical
Antonyms:   reasonable, sensible

Crew

A group of people who work closely together
Example:       “a film crew”
Synonyms:    team, company, unit, party, working party
Antonyms:    individual

Reveal

Make (previously unknown or secret information) known to others
Example:       “Brenda was forced to reveal Robbie’s whereabouts”
Synonyms:   divulge, disclose, tell
Antonyms:    hide, conceal

Languish

(Of a person, animal, or plant) lose or lack vitality; grow weak
Example:       “plants may appear to be languishing simply because they are dormant”
Synonyms:    weaken, grow weak, deteriorate, decline
Antonyms:   thrive, flourish

Agitation

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

Snarl

(Of a person) say something in an angry, bad-tempered voice
Example:       “I used to snarl at anyone I disliked”
Synonyms:    bark, snap, growl, fling, hurl
Antonyms:    untangle

Convict

Declare (someone) to be guilty of a criminal offence by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge in a court of law
Example:       “her former boyfriend was convicted of assaulting her”
Synonyms:    sentence
Antonyms:   acquit, clear

Lethargy

A lack of energy and enthusiasm
Example:       “there was an air of lethargy about him”
Synonyms:    sluggishness, inertia, inactivity, inaction
Antonyms:   vigour, energy, animation

Snooze

A short, light sleep, especially during the day
Example:       “he settled in the grass for a snooze”
Synonyms:    sleep, nap, doze, rest
Antonyms:    be awake

Goad

Provoke or annoy (someone) so as to stimulate an action or reaction
Example:       “he was trying to goad her into a fight”
Synonyms:   provoke, spur, prick, sting
Antonyms:    leave alone, aid, block

Absurd

Wildly unreasonable, illogical, or inappropriate
Example:       “the allegations are patently absurd”
Synonyms:    preposterous, ridiculous, ludicrous, farcical
Antonyms:   reasonable, sensible

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