** VOCABULARY WORDS 29.01.2018 **

1. OMINOUS (ADJECTIVE): menacing, foreboding
Synonyms: dark , gloomy
Antonyms: bright , cheerful
Example Sentence:
Our attention was immediately drawn to the ominous warning signs of land mines.

2. SKIRT (VERB): border; be on the edge.
Synonyms: bound, surround
Antonyms: let go, centre
Example Sentence:
The dust skirted near the window panes.

3. WAIVE (VERB): stop
Synonyms: let go, give up
Antonyms: carry out, continue
Example Sentence:
Government is thinking of waiving of import duty on life saving drugs.

4. QUIP (NOUN): A clever remark
Synonyms: banter, gag
Antonyms: praise, flattery
Example Sentence:
She is quite intelligent and is in the habit of making quips.

5. SETBACK (NOUN): Delay
Synonyms: hindrance, impediment
Antonyms: assistance, aid
Example Sentence:
I can’t handle more setback in production.

6. AGILE (ADJECTIVE): nimble
Synonyms: cleverness, dexterity
Antonyms: slow, sluggish
Example Sentence:
The police acted with agility and apprehended the robbers.

7. JUXTAPOSITION (NOUN): the act of placing two things next to each other for implicit comparison.
Synonyms: nearness, proximity
Antonyms: distance, remoteness
Example Sentence:
The interior designer admired my juxtaposition of the yellow couch and green table

Synonyms: boring, banal
Antonyms: interesting, active
Example Sentence:
He left for Mumbai because he got tired of jejune life in his home town.

9. RAMIFY (VERB): branch
Synonyms: bifurcate, divulge
Antonyms: abridge, combine
Example Sentence:
These plants ramify early and get to be very large.

10. BEGUILE (VERB): cheat
Synonyms: delude, deceit
Antonyms: loyal, be honest
Example Sentence:
Don’t be beguiled by the pleasant manners of hypocrites.

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