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.


(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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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