Vocabulary Words – 30.11.2016

1. NAB (VERB): Seize
Synonyms: catch, clutch
Antonyms: free, liberate
Example Sentence: The police nabbed the thief.

2. JUT OUT (VERB): Extend out
Synonyms: protrude, obtrude
Antonyms: Shorten, recede
Example Sentence: When the cat is ready to attack its enemy, its claws will jut out from its paws.

3. NEUROSIS (NOUN): Inhibition
Synonyms: Aberration, deviation
Antonyms: balance, conformity
Example Sentence: Amar’s neurosis makes him nervous about being watched so he tries to blend into the scenery.

4. TRAUMA (NOUN): Agony
Synonyms: Ordeal, upheaval
Antonyms: benefit, blessing
Example Sentence: Kavita never fully recovered from the trauma of her experiences.

Synonyms: flawless, unscathed
Antonyms: broken, flawed
Example Sentence: Ayesha is just intact in her job.

6. WHIMPER (VERB): Blubber
Synonyms: weep, moan
Antonyms: bawl, holler
Example Sentence: When he met with an accident, he whimpered.

7. SINGE (VERB): Burn
Synonyms: blaze, blacken
Antonyms: frost, glaciate
Example Sentence: Vandana released her neck, touching it with a thumb that burned hot enough to singe her skin.

8. DISTEND (VERB): Amplify
Synonyms: dilate, augment
Antonyms: abridge, decrease
Example Sentence: The excess food consumption made Manoj’s stomach distend from bloat.

9. CONTORT (VERB): Deform
Synonyms: gnarl, writhe
Antonyms: straighten, smooth
Example Sentence: Corrupt politicians have contorted the face of politics.

10. SHARDS (NOUN): Fragments
Synonyms: dregs, particles
Antonyms: whole, core
Example Sentence: She kicked away a few shards of glass.


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