New English Words Synonyms & Antonyms For Preparing Exam 09 Nov 2017
1. PONTIFICATE (VERB): sermonize
Synonyms: admonish, dogmatize Antonyms: praise, applaud
Example : He loves to hear himself talk and will often pontificate on even the most trivial issues.
2. BROMIDE (NOUN): platitude
Synonyms: cliché , banality Antonyms: coinage, original saying
Example : Years of coal mining and natural gas extraction have elevated the concentration of
bromides in the river.
3. DISTEMPER (NOUN): disorder
Synonyms: affliction, ailment Antonyms: health, healer
Example : Excessive distemper should not be practiced.
4. TINTINNABULATION (NOUN): loud ringing
Synonyms: chime, jingle Antonyms: silence, peace
Example : The tintinnabulation that could be heard throughout the village was from the church on the common announcing morning services.
5. SEPTENTRIONAL (ADVERB): polar
Synonyms: northward, arctic Antonyms: southward, Antarctic
Example : When he tired of the long, septentrional winters of New England, Grandfather retired to Florida.
6. PANGLOSSIAN (ADJECTIVE): optimistic
Synonyms: assured, confident Antonyms: pessimistic, uncertain
Example : This is simply a Panglossian idea.
7. ANABASIS (NOUN): forward movement
Synonyms: advance, progress Antonyms: hinder, backward
Example : Reluctantly, the general ordered a hasty anabasis in the face of overwhelming opposing
8. CAITIFF (NOUN):coward
Synonyms: scoundrel, louse Antonyms: brave, bold
Example : A woman was killed by a caitiff.
9. CRENEL (NOUN): scrape
Synonyms: indentation, incision Antonyms: increase, bulge
Example : Leaning into a crenel between two square merlons , he took a deep breath of relief.
10. FLAPDOODLE (ADJECTIVE): ridiculous situation or behaviour
Synonyms: craziness, foolishness Antonyms: intelligence, judgement
Example : You’re the last man I ever expected to hear that kind of flapdoodle from.