New English Words Synonyms & Antonyms For Preparing Exam 05 October 2017
1. GRUNGY (ADJECTIVE): shabby
Synonyms: filthy, messy
Antonyms: clean, spotless
Don’t touch this paper with grubby hands.
2. AFFLICTIVE (ADJECTIVE): dolesome
Synonyms: dolorific, mournful
Antonyms: cheery, hopeful
Why are you living such a dolorous life?
3. NEXUS (NOUN): link
Synonyms: bond, connection
Antonyms: interruption, exteriority
There is always a nexus between politicians and police.
4. DERIDE (VERB): mock
Synonyms: scoff, ridicule
Antonyms: praise, commend
He was derided by his colleague for his foolish project.
5. CACHET (NOUN): distinctive and stylish elegance
Synonyms: prestige, stature
Antonyms: common, usual
Amazon has the marketing power and cachet to provide that demo.
6. SATIATE (VERB): stuff, satisfy completely or excessively
Synonyms: satisfy, sate
Antonyms: deprive, fast
There is enough food to satiate the children.
7. CENSORSHIP (NOUN): forbiddance
Synonyms: suppression, restriction
Antonyms: endorsement, compliment
We must criticize weird censorship.
8. SUBSTANTIAL (ADJECTIVE): important
Synonyms: significant, considerable
Antonyms: inconsiderable, insignificant
He made substantial changes in the system.
9. PRATTLE (VERB): talk foolishly
Synonyms: jabber, idle chatter
Antonyms: be quiet, be silent
They have been blabbering with each other since morning.
10. INOPPORTUNE (ADJECTIVE): unsuitable
Synonyms: problematic, inconvenient
Antonyms: convenient, appropriate
The tiger cubs died because of the inopportune surroundings of the zoo.