Vocab Of The Day

  1. MERETRICIOUS (ADJECTIVE): based on pretense; deceptively pleasing

Synonyms: gaudy, flashy

Antonyms: genuine, real

Example Sentence: Malaika was flaunting her meretricious bracelet.


  1. 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: Vishnu asked an impertinent question to the journalist.


  1. FAMINE (NOUN): hunger

Synonyms: starvation, dearth

Antonyms: abundance, plenty

Example Sentence: Drought resulted in famine throughout the region.


  1. BLANDISHMENT (NOUN): flattery

Synonyms: adulation, cajolery

Antonyms: criticism, denunciation

Example Sentence: He is a decent man not the one who can be impressed with the blandishments.


  1. ENCOMIUM (NOUN): praise

Synonyms: accolade, compliment

Antonyms: blame, condemnation

Example Sentence: An IIT qualified was showered encomium on his grand success.


  1. NEXUS (NOUN): link

Synonyms: bond, connection

Antonyms: interruption, exteriority

Example Sentence: I share a strong nexus with my cousin.


  1. ASPHYXIATE (VERB): cut off air

Synonyms: smother, stifle

Antonyms: breathe, loosen

Example Sentence: Aneesh died because someone asphyxiated his oxygen cylinder.


  1. REMONSTRATE (VERB): protest

Synonyms: complain, dispute

Antonyms: agree, concede

Example Sentence: The officials remonstrated against the injustice in their department.


  1. OSTRACISM (NOUN): banishment

Synonyms: avoidance, boycott

Antonyms: acceptance, allowance

Example Sentence: In Athens, ostracism gratuitously anticipated a crime.