VOCAB OF THE DAY

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VOCABULARY FOR MAY 12, 2017

  1. CLANNISH (ADJECTIVE): unfriendly

Synonyms: reserved, unreceptive

Antonyms: welcoming, friendly

Example Sentence:My neighbours are a clannish lot with no time for foreigners.

 

  1. PATOIS (NOUN):jargon

Synonyms: argot, dialect

Antonyms: standard, normal

Example Sentence: Most words were understood by teenager, but the gentleman looked confused at some of the words due to the teenager’s patois.

 

  1. COHESIVE (ADJECTIVE):closely united

Synonyms: tenacious, connected

Antonym: separated, detached

Example Sentence:The cohesive particles in the atoms were seen by the microscope.

 

  1. PRECEPT (NOUN):law

Synonyms: doctrine, axiom

Antonyms: lawlessness, disbelief

Example sentence: Change is the precept of the nature.

 

  1. FLAIL (VERB):beat

Synonyms: smack, smash

Antonyms: compliment, praise

Example Sentence: They flailed Rahul badly and robbed thereafter.

 

  1. HOVEL (NOUN): tiny unkempt house

Synonyms: hut, cottage

Antonyms: mansion, castle

Example Sentence:There was a hovel across the road.

 

  1. HARROWING (ADJECTIVE):frightening

Synonyms: distressing, traumatic

Antonyms: pleasant, appeasing

Example sentence: And that was a harrowing sight.

 

  1. LACKEY (NOUN):servant

Synonyms: attendant, butler

Antonyms: boss, master

Example Sentence:Why do you always treat him as a lackey?

 

  1. INORDINATE (ADJECTIVE):exceeding reasonable limits

Synonyms: excessive, unreasonable

Antonyms: moderate, limited

Example Sentence: The inordinate prices of the living is unaffordable to most of the people.

 

  1. PUTATIVE (ADJECTIVE):commonly believed

Synonyms: presumed, presumptive

Antonym: true, real

Example Sentence: After the scientists conduct their lab experiment, they will know if their putative theory is correct.