**VOCABULARY WORDS 28.04.2018 **
1. MERETRICIOUS (ADJECTIVE): based on pretense; deceptively pleasing
Synonyms: gaudy, flashy
Antonyms: genuine, real
Example Sentence:
Malaika was flaunting her meretricious bracelet.
2. CATASTROPHE (NOUN): calamity
Synonyms: adversity, fiasco
Antonyms: fortune, prosperity
Example Sentence:
Since the caterer failed to appear, my party was a catastrophe.
Synonyms: impertinent, ill-mannered
Antonyms: mannered, nice
Example Sentence:
Vishu asked an impertinent question to the journalist.
4. FAMINE (NOUN): hunger
Synonyms: starvation, dearth
Antonyms: abundance, plenty
Example Sentence:
Drought resulted in famine throughout the region.
Synonyms: adulation, cajolery
Antonyms: criticism, denunciation
Example Sentence:
He is a decent man not the one who can be impressed with the blandishments.
6. ENCOMIUM (NOUN): praise
Synonyms: accolade, compliment
Antonyms: blame, condemnation
Example Sentence:
An IIT qualified was showered encomium on his grand success.
7. NEXUS (NOUN): link
Synonyms: bond, connection
Antonyms: interruption, exteriority
Example Sentence:
I share a strong nexus with my cousin.
8. ASPHYXIATE (VERB): cut off air
Synonyms: smother, stifle
Antonyms: breathe, loosen
Example Sentence:
Aneesh died because someone asphyxiated his oxygen cylinder.
9. REMONSTRATE (VERB): protest
Synonyms: complain, dispute
Antonyms: agree, concede
Example Sentence:
The officials remonstrated against the injustice in their department.
10.OSTRACISM (NOUN): banishment
Synonyms: avoidance, boycott
Antonyms: acceptance, allowance
Example Sentence:
In Athens, ostracism gratuitously anticipated a crime.
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