WORDS OF THE DAY – NOV 30, 2016

WORDS OF THE DAY – NOV 30, 2016

WORDS OF THE DAY – NOV 30, 2016

 

Culmination

Meaning: The highest or climactic point of something, especially as attained after a long time.

Example: “The deal marked the culmination of years of negotiation”

Synonyms: climax, pinnacle, peak, high point, summit, crest.

Antonyms: nadir.

Assuage

Meaning: Make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense.

Example: “The letter assuaged the fears of most members”

synonyms: relieve, ease, alleviate, soothe, mitigate, allay, calm.

Antonyms: aggravate.

Dissuade

Meaning: Persuade (someone) not to take a particular course of action.

Example: “His friends tried to dissuade him from flying”

Synonyms: discourage, deter, prevent, disincline, divert.

Antonyms: persuade, encourage.

Warp

Meaning: Make or become bent or twisted out of shape, typically as a result of the effects of heat or damp.

Example: “Moisture had warped the box”

Synonyms: buckle, twist, bend, distort, deform, misshape.

Antonyms: straighten, keep shape.

Rebuff

Meaning: Reject (someone or something) in an abrupt or ungracious manner.

Example: “I asked her to be my wife, and was rebuffed in no uncertain terms”

Synonyms: reject, turn down, spurn, refuse, decline, repudiate.

Antonyms: accept, welcome.

Impinge

Meaning: Have an effect, especially a negative one.

Example: “Several factors impinge on market efficiency”

Synonyms: affect, have an effect on, have a bearing on, touch, influence.

Emanate

Meaning: (Of a feeling, quality, or sensation) issue or spread out from (a source).

Example: “Warmth emanated from the fireplace”

Synonyms: emerge, flow, pour, proceed, issue, ensue, come out.

Indulge

Meaning: Allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of.

Example: “We indulged in a cream tea”

Synonyms: wallow in, give oneself up to, give way to, yield to.

Antonyms: stifle.

Perpetuate

Meaning: Make (something) continue indefinitely.

Example: “The confusion was perpetuated through inadvertence”

Synonyms: keep alive, preserve, conserve, maintain, continue.

Stumble

Meaning: Trip or momentarily lose one’s balance; almost fall.

Example: “Her foot caught in the rug and she stumbled”

Synonyms: trip, founder, slip, pitch.

 

 

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