Vocabulary Words – 28.08.2015

Vocabulary Words – 28.08.2015

1. CONDESCENSION (NOUN): disdain, superiority

Synonyms: civility, haughtiness

Antonyms: humility, inferiority

Example Sentence:

They take on a protective stance in public, and they exude insecurity in their condescension.

2. EDDY (NOUN): current

Synonyms: whirlpool, tide

Example Sentence:

Every man swam towards a place where a small point of land caused a sort of eddy and

checked the force of the undertow.

3. LEAVEN (VERB): ferment

Synonyms: lighten, raise Antonyms: darken, depress

Example Sentence:

“So you give the right information” but leaven it with laughs.

4. LOLL (VERB): lay sprawled

Synonyms: laze, loiter Antonyms: straighten, energize

Example Sentence:

They sing, they loll, they talk of Paris, and above all they drink.

5. TALON (NOUN): claw

Synonyms: hook, nail

Example Sentence:

He had been sent by talon to investigate the copper mines of Lake Superior.

6. JOCKEY (VERB): maneuver

Synonyms: handle, guide Antonyms: mislead, mismanage

Example Sentence:

He had no appetite to jockey for power with those running the communications team in Mumbai.

7. CAULK (VERB): secure, usually with a length of material

Synonyms: block, barricade Antonyms: free, loosen

Example Sentence:

It only remained to caulk our upper works, and this occupied us but a day or two longer.

8. CONGRUENT (ADJECTIVE): agreeable, harmonious

Synonyms: conforming, concurring Antonyms: unharmonious, disagreeable

Example Sentence:

The first step is the establishment of the exact equality of congruence of two geometrical figures.

9. DISSEMBLE (VERB): disguise, pretend

Synonyms: falsify, feign Antonyms: unmask, disclose

Example Sentence:

Instead of too big to fail, they embrace the unfettered right to cheat and dissemble.

10. DOTE (VERB): show excessive fondness

Synonyms: cherish, fawn Antonyms: ignore, offend

Example Sentence:

You must know that I dote upon that girl, and that consequently I am interested in you.

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