New English Words Synonyms & Antonyms For Preparing Exam 07 October 2017
1. INORDINATE (ADJECTIVE): excessive
Synonyms: dizzying, exorbitant
Antonyms: moderate, reasonable
Some dogs are very hyper and require an inordinate amount of attention from their owners.
2. INDIGENOUS (ADJECTIVE): native
Synonyms: domestic, homegrown
Antonyms: alien, foreign
Nothing beats fresh produce from the ground in its indigenous state.
3. INTERMITTENT (ADJECTIVE): irregular
Synonyms: fitful, infrequent
Antonyms: regular, frequent
The holiday lights are intermittent and flicker on and off constantly.
4. INCESSANT (ADJECTIVE): ceaseless
Synonyms: endless, continuous
Antonyms: bounded, ceasing
His hostility to Reva was incessant.
5. INSULAR (ADJECTIVE): narrow-minded
Synonyms: circumscribed, parochial
Antonyms: broad-minded, unbiased
Only a few people live in their insular neighborhood in the coldest part of Alaska.
6. JINX (NOUN): curse
Synonyms: hex, hoodoo
Antonyms: boon, luck
He regarded her as a jinx because she had lost her husband.
7. INERTIA (NOUN): laziness
Synonyms: passivity, sluggishness
Antonyms: action, activity
After a large meal, inertia usually keeps me on the couch all day.
8. IMMACULATE (ADJECTIVE): unspoiled
Synonyms: exquisite, neat
Antonyms: dull, defiled
The soldier was reprimanded for ruining his immaculate uniform.
9. IMPUTE (VERB): attribute
Synonyms: accredit, assign
Antonyms: exonerate, exculpate
Even though my sister had broken the window, she tried to impute the damage onto me.
10. INKLING (NOUN): idea
Synonyms: clue, hunch
Antonyms: knowledge, information
The records give us an inkling of how people saw the world.