VOCAB OF THE DAY

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  1. ABATE (VERB): lessen

Synonyms: recede, dwindle

Antonyms: develop, enlarge

Example Sentence: His pain was abated.

 

  1. ABDICATE (VERB): forgo

Synonyms: relinquish, renounce

Antonyms: pursue, remain

Example Sentence: He was accused of abdicating his responsibilities.

 

  1. ABHOR (VERB): despise

Synonyms: loathe, scorn

Antonyms: admire, cherish

Example Sentence: He abhorred talking over phone.

 

  1. ABJURE (VERB): forswear

Synonyms: renege, retract

Antonyms: allow, emphasize

Example Sentence: MPs were urged to abjure their Jacobite allegiance.

 

  1. ABRASIVE (ADJECTIVE): rough

Synonyms: grinding, scuffing

Synonyms: pleasant, smooth

Example Sentence: He made an abrasive statement.

 

  1. ARTIFACT (NOUN): lie

Synonyms: untruth, fiction

Antonyms: reality, truth

Example Sentence: He made a statement full of artifacts.

  1. ARTLESS (ADJECTIVE): simple

Synonyms: guileless, honest

Antonyms: contrived, artful

Example Sentence: He is such an artless man.

 

  1. ABSTINENT (ADJECTIVE): ascetic

Synonyms: austere, moderate

Antonyms: hungry, greedy

Example Sentence: The patients are best advised to be totally abstinent from alcohol.

 

  1. SATE (VERB): satisfy

Synonyms: cloy, gorge

Antonyms: abstain, deprive

Example Sentence: Ate your appetite at the resort’s restaurant.

 

  1. PEG (VERB): attach

Synonyms: fasten, tighten

Antonyms: loose, loosen

Example Sentence: He pegged the nails into the ceiling joists.