VOCAB OF THE DAY

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VOCABULARY FOR 27 FEBRUARY 2018

  1. GAUNT (ADJECTIVE): skinny

Synonyms:  emaciated, forlorn

Antonyms: plump, fat

Example Sentence: I saw how gaunt he had become.

 

  1. QUERULOUS (ADJECTIVE): grouchy

Synonyms: cantankerous, complaining

Antonyms: cheerful, happy

Example Sentence: Forgive me for sounding querulous, but there is a fly in my coffee.

 

  1. AFFECTED (ADJECTIVE): artificial

Synonyms: pretend, influence

Antonyms: authentic, bona fide

Example Sentence: He is proud and his wife always behaves in an affected manner.

 

  1. ADULTERATE (VERB): make impure

Synonyms: contaminate, alloy

Antonyms: aid, improve

Example Sentence: Those who adulterate milk should be severely punished.

 

  1. EMANCIPATE (VERB): make free

Synonyms: liberate, loosen

Antonyms: detain, hold

Example Sentence: Many social activists tried to emancipate women from many social evils.

 

  1. PARASITE (NOUN): barnacle

Synonyms: bloodsucker, deadbeat

Antonyms: benefactor, supporter

Example Sentence: Nikhil is a parasite to his family.

 

  1. DISSIPATE (VERB): expend

Synonyms: deplete, spend

Antonyms: collect, gather

Example Sentence: The fog will eventually dissipate and allow the driver to view the path ahead.

 

  1. CONDIGN (ADJECTIVE):  deserve

Synonyms: appropriate, earned

Antonyms: inappropriate, incorrect

Example Sentence: The activist felt that his raise was condign for all the work he had put into his position.

 

  1. DYNAMIC (ADJECTIVE): charismatic

Synonyms: effective, energetic

Antonyms: lethargic, lifeless

Example Sentence: He has very dynamic personality.

 

  1. EXORBITANT (ADJECTIVE): extravagant

Synonyms: pricey, steep

Antonyms: cheap, moderate

Example Sentence: Some hotels charge exorbitant rates for beverages.