Saturday, 27 February 2016

Words of the Day – 27th 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.

Nagging

(Of a person) constantly harassing someone to do something
Example:       “a nagging wife”
Synonyms:    harass, badger
Antonyms:    easy, good

Embryo

An unborn or unhatched offspring in the process of development
Synonyms:   fetus, fertilized egg

Stranded

(Of a boat, sailor, or sea creature) left aground on a shore
Example:       “a stranded whale”
Synonyms:   aground, ashore, grounded
Antonyms:    found

Breach

An act of breaking or failing to observe a law, agreement, or code of conduct
Example:       “a breach of confidence”
Synonyms:    contravention, violation
Antonyms:    agreement, closing

Arena

A level area surrounded by seating, in which sports, entertainments, and other public events are held
Synonyms:    stadium, amphitheatre, theatre, coliseum
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Swelling

An abnormal enlargement of a part of the body, typically as a result of an accumulation of fluid
Example:       “painless swellings may appear in the lower abdomen”
Synonyms:    bump, lump, bulge, inflammation, protuberance
Antonyms:   shrink, contract

Trickle

(Of a liquid) flow in a small stream.
Example:       “a solitary tear trickled down her cheek”
Synonyms:    drip, dribble, drizzle, flow, run, spill
Antonyms:   pour, gush, stream

Bullish

Aggressively confident and self-assertive
Example:       “he has campaigned courageously despite difficulties that would have stopped many more bullish men”
Synonyms:   optimistic, hopeful, buoyant, positive
Antonyms:    pessimistic

Exonerate

(Of an official body) absolve (someone) from blame for a fault or wrongdoing
Example:       “an inquiry exonerated those involved”
Synonyms:   absolve, clear, acquit
Antonyms:    charge, convict

Affidavit

A written statement confirmed by oath or affirmation, for use as evidence in court
Example:       “a former employee swore an affidavit relating to his claim for unfair dismissal”
Synonyms:   oath, testimony, affirmation
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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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