Family – Verb
Meaning – Humiliate /abasement/
Synonym – Disgrace; Humble
Antonym – Exalt; Uplift; Honor
Meaning – Confuse
Synonyms – Confound; Feel or make someone feel ashamed; Amaze, Astonish, Dumbfound, Stagger, Surprise, Startle, Stun, stupefy, daze, nonplus;
Antonyms – Encourage; Cheer
Meaning – Available in large quantity
Synonym – Plentiful, copious, ample, profuse, rich, lavish, liberal, generous, bountiful.
Antonyms – Scarce, Short, Scant, scanty, meager, sparse,.
Meaning – Take away to an undisclosed location against their will /Abduction/
Synonyms – Lessen; diminish; reduce; Decline
Antonyms – Raise; Rise; Increase
Synonyms – Help; Assist; Encourage
Antonyms – Discourage; Hinder; Block
Abhor / Verb
Meaning – Hate; loathe
Abject / Adjective
Synonyms – Self-degraded; Mean; Groveling; Wretched; Miserable; Of the most contemptible kind
Antonym – Proud.
Meaning – A person who believes that nothing can be learnt about God.
No > G – Knowledge > No knowledge possible
Meaning – Having mixed feelings, conflicting
Bi > two > Mixed
Meaning – A place to keep birds
Meaning – A place where bees are kept.
Meaning – Formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief.
Example – “After the Kathua rape-case, Mr. Sidharth abjured his support for the party.
Meaning – A tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; Award.
Col > Collar > Neck > A medal of gold put around one’s neck > a medal > an award
After the World War, Gneral Common won a number of accolades.
I don’t deserve this honor so I denounce my _____.
Meaning – A person who joins with another in carrying out a crime / plan.
Acc – Accompany to > com – complete a > pl – plan
Griffin took Mr. Marvel as an accomplice.
One of the most important qualities of an accomplice is ________.
I thought he would stand with me ______ but he was too _____.
Meaning – Shrewdness shown by keen insight; the ability to make good judgements and take quick decisions.
She responded to the interviewer with great precision and acumen.
Family – Verb
Meaning – Scold or reprimand; take to task
Parents have to admonish their kids in time to make them good human beings.
Agile > Agility
Family – Adjective > Noun
Meaning – Moving quickly and lightly.
Altruism > Altruist
Meaning – Disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others.
Ambiguous > Ambiguity
Family – Adjective > Ambiguity
Meaning – Having confusing meanings
Meaning – To make better
Meaning – Diffusing warmth and friendliness
Meaning – A state of friendship and cordiality
Antebellum / Noun
Meaning – Belonging to a period before a war.
Ante – Before > Bellum – War
Absence of emotions
Inform somebody of something
Backtrack – Retrace one’s course
Bellicose – having or showing a ready disposition to fight
Bleak – unpleasantly cold and damp
Blend – mix together different elements
Bowdlerize – edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
Chastise – censure severely
Circumlocution – an indirect way of expressing something
Clandestine – conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
Clemency – leniency and compassion shown toward offenders
Composure – steadiness of mind under stress
Conspicuous – obvious to the eye or mind
Meaning – Relation by blood.
Sanguine – Blood-red
Dainty – something considered choice to eat
Debacle – A sudden and violent collapse
Demur – politely refuse or take exception to
Meaning – Make fun of or insult
rid – Ridiculous > Insult
Example – Do not deride anyone because he cannot afford to buy what you are able to buy.
Destitute – poor enough to need help from others
Diabolical – Showing cunning or ingenuity or wickedness
Dilemma – state of uncertainty in a choice between unfavorable options
Discrete – constituting a separate entity or part
Disdain – lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
Disingenuous – Not straightforward or candid
Domicile – The country that a person treats as their permanent home, or lives in and has a substantial connection with.
Edgy – Being in a tense state
Efface – remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing
Embargo – a government order imposing a trade barrier
Empathise – be understanding of
Empathy – Feeling pity for someone else when you place yourself in his place.
Enigmatic > Enigma
Meaning – Difficult to interpret or understand; mysterious
Ni – No > G – Know > No knowledge
Meaning – Momentary, passing
Ephemero > lasting one day
Example – “Life is a string of several ephemeral events.”
Meaning – Intense excitement and happiness
Encumbrance – an onerous or difficult concern
Entail – Eave as a logical consequence
Evacuation – the act of leaving a dangerous place in an orderly fashion
Evident – clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
Ewe – Female sheep
Excerpt – a passage selected from a larger work
Exorbitant – greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
Exultation – the utterance of sounds expressing great joy
Meaning – Very careful and attentive; pedantic
Synonyms – Scrupulous, Punctilious, Painstaking, Meticulous, Assiduous, Sedulous, Perfectionist, Fussy, Finicky, Dainty, Over-particular; Critical, Pedantic, precise.
Fiasco – a complete failure or collapse
Flaccid – Drooping without elasticity
Flimsy – a thin strong lightweight translucent paper
Foe – an armed adversary
Forthwith – without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
Fortitude – strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity
Grisly – shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
Grubby – Thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot
Hapless – unfortunate and deserving pity
Havoc – violent and needless disturbance
Heartfelt – earnest
Honorary – Given as an award without the normal duties
Heresy – Belief or opinion contrary to orthodox religious (especially Christian) doctrine.
Iffy – Subject to accident or chance or change
Importune – beg persistently and urgently
Meaning – Undeveloped, beginning
Importune – beg persistently and urgently
Insidious – Working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way
Interdict – command against
Intrepid – invulnerable to fear or intimidation
Intrigue – a crafty and involved plot to achieve your ends
Jaded – exhausted
Jeopardy – a source of danger
Jubilant – full of high-spirited delight
Keen – intense or sharp
Knuckle – a joint of a finger when the fist is closed
Meaning – Lazy, sluggish
Manifest – Clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
Masticate – Bite and grind with the teeth
Mendicant – a pauper who lives by begging
Mull – reflect deeply on a subject.
Masquerade – A false show or pretense.
Favoring one’s own dear and near ones.
Oar – An implement used to propel or steer a boat
Ostentation – Pretentious or showy or vulgar display
Meaning – Print textured to resemble an oil painting.
Pantheist – One who believes that god is everything and everything is God.
Paradox – a statement that contradicts itself
Pauper – a person who is very poor
Pilfer – make off with belongings of others
Pinnacle – a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower
Pique – A sudden outburst of anger
Meaning – Stealing from someone’s written work.
Meaning – One who is hostile or indifferent to culture and art forms.
Pusillanimous – ˌpjuːsɪˈlanɪməs
Meaning – Lacking courage, fearful
Sil > Silly
Pedant > pedantic
Meaning – A person who overemphasizes rules or minor details.
n – no > t – transgression
Example – My grammar teacher Ms Jones is highly pedantic that I feel like I know nothing of grammar.
Adjective for a state, quality, emotion.
Meaning – Very great or intense; thoughtful
und > under > deep
Example – She had profound love for her nation.
Pantechnicon – A large van for transporting furniture.
Querolous – Complaining in a weak high voice
Redundant – more than is needed, desired, or required
Relinquish – turn away from; give up
Ruthless – without mercy or pity
Sap – a watery solution in the vascular system of a plant
Silo – a cylindrical tower used for storing silage
Siphon – A tube used to move liquid from one vessel to another
Sordid – foul and run-down and repulsive
Sporadic – recurring in scattered or unpredictable instances
Meaning – Extra or more than necessary
uper > upper > above the normal level
Example – The professor gave a long, superfluous lecture on gender inequality that made everyone feel sleepy. It was such an insipid (tasteless) lecture!
Swat -Hit or slap with a flat object
Somnambulism > somnabulist
Meaning – Walking in sleep
Tarry – leave slowly and hesitantly
Taxonomy – A classification of organisms based on similarities
Usurer – A person who lends money at unreasonably high rates of interest.
Meaning – Go back and forth or be indecisive
Example – “I have been vacillating about marrying or not marrying.”
Meaning – One who is determined to exact full vengeance for wrong done to him.
Winch – Lifting device consisting of a horizontal cylinder turned by a crank on which a cable or rope winds
Woe – misery resulting from affliction
Yuppie – a young upwardly mobile professional individual
Zenith – the point above the observer directly opposite the nadir
100 Words that you cannot Miss
Beer – Lumbers
Beetle – Crawls
Bee – Ranges
Cat – Steals
Duck – Waddles
Eagle – Swoops
Elephant – Ambles
Frog – Leaps
Lamb – Frisks
Pig – Trots
Mouse – Scampers
Lark – Soars
Hyena – Prowls
Seagull – Glides
Chicken – Struts
Monkey – Climbs
Lion – Prowls
Pigeon – Flutters
Crow – Flaps
Goose – Waddles
Deer – Bounces
Snake – Slithers
Woodpecker – Climbs
Cow – Wanders
Owl – Flits
Wolf – Lopes
Serpent – Glides
Beetle – Crawls
Wren – Hopes
Sheep – Frisks
Ists & ic
a person who can endure pain or hardship without showing their feelings or complaining.
Similar Words – Synonyms
Out of one’s mind,
Not in one’s right mind,
Mad as a hatter,
mad as a March hare,
Fierce, angry, nervous, obnoxious, repulsive
In the ancient times, people used to get up very ____, had ____ breaks for entertainment but now in the modern times, people are very ____ because they wake up ____ after ____ hours of ____ sleep.
Small, Little, petite, meager, tiny, mini
Big, Large, Gigantic, Colossal, Massive, Huge
Fat, obese, fleshy, fluffy
Great, renowned, famous, elite, giant,
Immense, endless, vast, enormous, extensive, expansive, monumental, towering, mountainous, tremendous, substantial.
Giant, elephantine, monstrous, mammoth, king-size, mega, monstrous, whopping, hulking,
Laconic – A brief and to the point; effectively cut short.
Insipid – Lacking taste or flavor; Tasteless.
Pragmatic – Concerned with practical matters.
Iconoclast – Someone who attacks cherished beliefs or institutions Irrespective of his actuating motives.
Arduous – Difficult to accomplish, hard to endure.
Since he was 40, Mr. Ramesh showed signs of untimely ageing. Suddenly his ____ behavior changed and he was no more ____. When he lectured on at Cambridge, he spoke for hours until his students considered his lectures ____ and boring. He was once an icon but he became his own ____. All his _____ work to rise to the most admired professor at Cambridge thus came to naught.
Profligate – Recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources.
Prosaic – Not challenging; dull and lacking excitement
Ameliorate – Make, become better. Increase in penalties and effective
Obsequious (adj.) – obedient or attentive to an excessive degree
Capricious (adj.) – Given to sudden behavior change
Fortuitous (adj.) – happening by accident or chance.
Orthodox (adj.) – Conforming to all the traditional beliefs, and religious practices.
Alacrity (noun) – lively and cheerful readiness
Pellucid (adj.) – translucently clear
Corroborate (v.) – confirm or give support to
Magnanimous (adj.) – very generous or forgiving
Scrupulous (adj.) – Diligent, thorough, and extremely careful.
Prolific (adj.) – fruitful, present in large number
Dogmatic (adj.) – Dictatorial, opinionated
Placate (v.) – Make (someone) less angry or hostile.
Mercurial (adj.) – subject to sudden or unpredictable changes of mood, temperamental. Capricious.
Exacerbate (v.) – Infuriate, make worse. Placate.
Redundant (adj.) – Superfluous
Hackneyed (adj.) – Unoriginal. Trite
Prudent (adj.) – Acting with or showing care (for decisions) and thought.
Belie (v.) – Fail to convince. Disguise or contradict.The professor belied to impress the students because ____.
Esoteric (adj.) – Mysterious, obscure.Whatever the professor lectured that day was not very clear to the students because his subject was ____.
Cacophony (noun) – a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds.Moreover, due to his sour throat, the Professor’s voice was ____.
Impetuous (adj.) – acting or done quickly and without thought or care.Seeing that his students were not listening, the Professor burst into an ____ roar.
Idiosyncrasy (noun) – a way of thought peculiar to an individual.
Extant (adj.) – in existence; surviving
Obscure (adj.) – not discovered or known about; uncertain
Didactic (adj.) – intended to teach, educational
Pithy (adj.) – brief, to the point
Copious (adj.) – abundant in supply or quantity
Ostentation (adj.) – pretentious and vulgar display intended to impress, show off The movie celebrity is not having a good day because he got another ticket for speeding only two over and driving ostentatiously in his new, cherry-red sports car.
Adulterate (verb) alter or debase, often for profit Of all teas, I love green tea the most and would never adulterate it with sweeteners; even a pitch of sugar would be a desecration.
Vociferous (adj.) – loud and clamorous The protesters were vociferous in their demands as they screamed outside of the mayor’s house.
Taciturn (adj.) – reserved or uncommunicative in speech Over the past 50 years, as a recruiter, Yuri has come across different types of candidates, some of them speak a lot while some stay taciturn.
Obdurate (adj.) – refuse to change one’s opinion; stubborn The teacher couldn’t stand the obdurate student as he yelled at anyone who dared to disagree with his opinions during the debate.
Garrulous (adj.) – excessively talkative Though not garrulous by nature, Ryan seems to be comfortable with the diverse audiences at the education conference and managed to have conversations with several of them.
Misanthrope (noun) – person who hates others People thought the old woman was a misanthrope since she wouldn’t talk to any of her neighbors let alone help them but they realized how much she loved them when she put a huge bag of candy out at Halloween.
Lionize (verb) – treat someone as a celebrity The retired lieutenant is being lionized as a paragon of integrity for standing up against corruption.
Imminent (adj.) – about to happen Some people thought it was outrageous when the media predicted the imminent death of the drug-addicted actress.
Frivolous (adj) – trivial, silly Ram was passionate and serious about collecting coins but his friends thought it was a frivolous activity.
Benign (adj.) – gentle, kindly Even though the advertisements claim the energy drink is benign, customers may experience some unwanted side effects after consuming.
Dissonance (noun) – lack of harmony, disagreement There is a great deal of dissonance between the conflicting evidences produced by both the parties and hence the judge had to close the case on account of lack of sufficient evidence.
Inculpate (verb) – accuse or blame Although the killer successfully disposed of the murder weapon, his friends provided evidence that could actually inculpate both the killer and the people who tried to cover up the killing.
Docile (adj.) – compliant, submissive Although a trained lion appears docile during the circus acts, it is really a fierce animal when not controlled by a trainer.
Sporadic (adj.) – occurring at irregular intervals; scattered or isolated The doctors are finding it difficult to identify the cause of Tom’s heartaches because of his sporadic heartbeat.
Prevaricate (verb) – deceive; stretch the truth Aria does not take bad news well and hence her brother always prevaricates when telling her something she does not want to hear.
Chicanery (noun) – deception, trickery The judge has plenty of reason to suspect chicanery because the lawyer has a reputation of aggressively defending his clients and of getting verdicts of innocence on guilty Policemen.
Gainsay (verb) – deny or contradict Some of the officers were about to reject the project, but it had come from them, they could not well gainsay it.
Eulogy (noun) – praise, exclamation Public officials and her friends joined in a chorus of eulogy and remembrances for many days afterward as Michelle signs on the human rights doctrine.
Belligerent (adj.) – hostile and aggressive Russia’s public statement has been belligerent, menacing military action against the United States.
Dispassionate (adj.) – unfeeling, impartial The heart of the ruthless monarch seems dispassionate to the plight of those people suffering in his kingdom.
Providential (adj.) – lucky, occurring at a favorable time; opportune Sam’s dangerous and providential escape, made her tremble; and so pale did he still look, that she could scarcely believe he was uninjured.
Diffidence (noun) – hesitancy; lack of confidence A lot of sportsmen attain prominence before they know what to do with it; others put across a diffidence to fame while secretly craving it; and some just don’t treasure their moments in the spotlight.
Fractious (adj.) – irritable and quarrelsome Third world powers are hesitant about sending arms to aid the war, partially due to the fractious politics of the hostile political group abroad.
Malign (adj.) – hurtful, injurious Often, people suffering psychological disorders are considered by their families to be under the influence of malign spirits, or showing sign of a physical confliction.
Disparate (adj.) – essentially different in kind, not allowing comparison Chief Puritan and songwriter James Rhodes has led his band through six very disparate albums united by their subtle indifference for listener accessibility.
Plausible (adj.) – seeming reasonable or probable Astronomers received data from the unexplored planet which indicates that the possibility of life, at least in the ancient past, is at least plausible.
Sanguine (adj.) – optimistic or positive Among those who remain sanguine about the nation’s economic revival, there is always the lively topic of tax reduction policies, the remedy to deflationary recession in the United States.
Venerate (v.) – regard with great respect In a nod to the religious customs of the Vatican, which popes here venerate, there are plans for a cathedral between the St. Peter’s Square and Mount Street.
Trite (adj.) silly, commonplace Of these athletes, only Mr. Johnson delivered movements with any firmness; and even he was moving with such a professional awe that rendered everything trite.
Succinct (adj.) brief, to the point Perhaps the most succinct equations of wave theory come closest in mathematics to defining probability, but chemistry can fairly lay claim to these equations.
Ingenious (adj.) – clever, original, and inventive No matter how ingenious a thesis or an analysis may be, it will be quickly invalidated if appropriate field experts haven’t been engaged in the process for feedback.
Meticulous (adj.) – very careful and precise Queen Cleopatra did beautiful architectural drawings on monuments built around the pyramids, the result of years of obsessive and meticulous hard work by numerous artists and builders.
Erudite (adj.) – well-educated, cultured Consuming the books her father supplied, Miss. Jane, who grew up in near poverty, became an erudite, self-educated woman and loves sharing her knowledge with others.
Bolster (v.) – support or strengthen Students having trouble paying college tuition fee may be relieved to hear that the Academic Council has launched new policies that will bolster borrower protections for student education loans.
Anachronism (noun) – error in time placement With the rate of economic growth in the western countries at its lowest rate in nearly a century, the power wielded by the United Nations can seem like an anachronism.
Trivial (adj.) – of little value or importance Evidently, $10 was a trivial amount for the wealthy business man, but no one wants to be embarrassed in front of his or her fellow associates.
Advocate (noun) – person supporting an idea or cause publicly Mr. Sam who is a leading GRE test prep expert advocates strong basics and ample practice to be the key to succeed on the exam.
Conspicuous (adj.) – obvious, easily seen Taxes on the corporates encourage investment and growth, instead of conspicuous consumption. The rich will always be wealthy. It’s the middle class that needs help.
Innocuous (adj.) – harmless and inoffensive Companies that track their visitor’s online behavior have long claimed that the data they collect is anonymous, and therefore innocuous. But the interpretation of the word “anonymous” has changed over time in the online world.
Audacious (adj.) – reckless, daring Jim is known for his adventurous style and audacious nature for when he is inside the ring, his audiences would jump off their seats to watch him play with the lion.
Tumultuous (adj.) – confused, or disorderly During the recent riots, the crowd was tumultuous and went berserk as the police arrest their leader, washing away all that impeded it.
Reticent (adj.) – secretive, quiet The usually reticent Swiss bank acknowledged the policy quandary at an International Monetary Fund meeting in New York this month.
Fervid (adj.) – intensely enthusiastic or passionate During political debates, the candidates hurl fervid accusations at each other while justifying their positions on national issues.
Enervate (verb) – weaken, wear out The blazing heat in mid-June caused dehydration and enervated the shipwrecked crew, leaving them almost too weak to hail the passing vessel. Prodigal (adj.) – wastefully extravagant Scott had been prodigal of all his energy, money and resources and innovative stratagems and loving kindness.
Auspicious (adj.) – conducive to success; favorable The Australian skipper considered the sunny forecast to be an auspicious sign that his team would win tomorrow’s cricket match.
Soporific (adj.) – tending to induce drowsiness or sleep The reality shows aired on TV tend towards the soporific; by contrast, the coverage of soccer game in newspapers is more fun because the pictures counted for everything.
Engender (verb) – cause or give rise to The new technology has engendered great hope for the potential development of preventive methods for lethal genetic and severe chronic diseases such as glaucoma and cancer.
Loquacious (adj.) – tending to talk a great deal; talkative Julie and Katie were not being loquacious with the other guests because they were too busy making long conversations with their other friends.
Equivocate (verb) – to avoid giving a clear or direct answer to a question When I asked Rachel if the suit looks good on me, she equivocated a response, avoiding the question by saying she needed it to be somewhere else.
Inimical (adj.) – tending to obstruct or harm Though Sarah’s husband is an inimical person who often beats her for trivial reasons, she has always tried to be nice to him.
Meaning – Disobedient, uncontrollable
Example – Recalcitrant politicians, in interviews on TV and newspaper, raised their concerns over the party’s national policies publicly and were consequently punished for their disobedience.