Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Words of the Day – 8th March, 2016

Words of the Day – 8th March, 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.

Rampage

(Especially of a large group of people) move through a place in a violent and uncontrollable manner
Example:       “several thousand demonstrators rampaged through the city”
Synonyms:    riot, go berserk, storm, charge, tear
Antonyms:    calm, order

Raze

Completely destroy (a building, town, or other settlement)
Example:       “villages were razed to the ground”
Synonyms:    destroy, demolish
Antonyms:    build, construct, create

Suffocate

Die or cause to die from lack of air or inability to breathe
Example:       “ten detainees suffocated in an airless police cell”
Synonyms:    smother, strangle, throttle, strangulate
Antonyms:    free, let go, loose

Placate

Make (someone) less angry or hostile
Example:       “they attempted to placate the students with promises”
Synonyms:    appease, assuage, mollify, pacify
Antonyms:    agitate, incite, irritate

Propel

Drive or push something forwards
Example:       “the boat is propelled by using a very long paddle”
Synonyms:    push/move forwards, move, set in motion, get moving, drive
Antonyms:    discourage, dissuade, pull
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Vandalize

Deliberately destroy or damage (public or private property)
Example:       “stations have been vandalized beyond recognition”
Synonyms:    deface, demolish, raze, smash
Antonyms:    build, construct, fix

Swamp

An area of low-lying, uncultivated ground where water collects; a bog or marsh
Synonyms:    marsh, bog, quagmire, mire, morass, fen

Bristle

A short, stiff hair on an animal’s skin or a man’s face
Synonyms:    hair, whisker

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, strike, charge, sortie, sally
Antonyms:    abstention, idleness

Plunge

Jump or dive quickly and energetically
Example:       “our little daughters whooped as they plunged into the sea”
Synonyms:    jump, dive
Antonyms:    ascent, rise, increase
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