English Vocab 12.12.2016

Vocabulary Words – 12.12.2016

1. BEFOREHAND (ADJECTIVE): Early
Synonyms: sooner, already
Antonyms: old, late
Example Sentence: I prepared the food beforehand.

2. STRANDED (ADJECTIVE): Aground
Synonyms: ashore, marooned
Antonyms: found, afloat
Example Sentence: A few sailors were left stranded.

3. AVENGE (VERB): retaliate
Synonyms: vindicate, punish
Antonyms: cheer, forgive
Example Sentence: Hamlet delayed avenging the murder of his father.

4. RESTIVE (ADJECTIVE): Agitated
Synonyms: impatient, fractious
Antonyms: obedient, calm
Example Sentence: The crowd is getting restive and the police is deployed heavily.

5. ASPERSION (NOUN): verbal exhibition of bad temper Synonyms: abuse, detraction
Antonyms: adulation, calmness
Example Sentence: We should not cast aspersions on our friends.

6. AFFECTATION (NOUN): unnatural behavior
Synonyms: airs, pretense
Antonyms: reality, naturalness
Example Sentence: I always feel vexed at her affectation.

7. VENAL (ADJECTIVE): Corrupt
Synonyms: amoral, unethical
Antonyms: ethical, upright
Example Sentence: Mukund is a venal employee.

8. TRIBULATION (NOUN): Pain
Synonyms: adversity, grief
Antonyms: delight, pleasure
Example Sentence: The season-ending injury was a huge tribulation for the player.

9. SKEPTICISM (NOUN): Doubt
Synonyms: apprehension, hesitation
Antonyms: trust, sureness
Example Sentence: Their claims were treated with scepticism.

10. ADVERT (VERB): refer
Synonyms: attend, consider
Antonyms: disregard, ignore Example Sentence: He adverted to the problem of Indian security in his speech.

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