Words of the Day (English)

WORDS OF THE DAY – DEC 2, 2016

WORDS OF THE DAY – DEC 2, 2016   Envoy Meaning: A messenger or representative, especially one on a diplomatic mission. Example: “The UN special envoy to Yugoslavia”. Synonyms: representative, delegate, deputy, agent, intermediary, mediator. Antonyms: receiver. Infiltrate Meaning: Enter or gain access to (an organization, place, etc.) surreptitiously and gradually, especially in order to ac Read More


WORDS OF THE DAY – DEC 1, 2016

WORDS OF THE DAY – DEC 1, 2016   Rig Meaning: Provide (a sailing boat) with sails and rigging. Example: “The catamaran will be rigged as a ketch”. Synonyms: equip, kit out, supply, outfit, furnish, accoutre, array. Antonyms:  doff, unrig, disrobe, divest. Pact Meaning: A formal agreement between individuals or parties. Example: “The country negotiated a trade pact with the U Read More


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 f Read More


WORDS OF THE DAY – NOV 29, 2016

WORDS OF THE DAY – NOV 29, 2016   Eminent Meaning: (Of a person) famous and respected within a particular sphere. Example: “One of the world’s most eminent statisticians”. Synonyms: illustrious, distinguished, renowned, esteemed. Antonyms: unimportant, unknown Downtrodden Meaning: Oppressed or treated badly by people in power. Example: “A downtrodden proletarian struggling Read More


WORDS OF THE DAY – NOV 28, 2016

WORDS OF THE DAY – NOV 28, 2016   Innocuous Meaning: Not harmful or offensive. Example: “It was an innocuous question”. Synonyms: harmless, safe, non-dangerous, non-poisonous, innocent. Antonyms: harmful, obnoxious. Gleam Meaning: Shine brightly, especially with reflected light. Example: “Light gleamed on the china cats”. Synonyms: shine, glimmer, glitter, shimmer, glow Read More


WORDS OF THE DAY – NOV 27, 2016

WORDS OF THE DAY – NOV 27, 2016   Abhorrent Meaning: Inspiring disgust and loathing; repugnant. Example: “Racism was abhorrent to us all”. Synonyms: hateful, repulsive, revolting, horrible, odious. Antonyms: admirable, loved. Execrable Meaning: extremely bad or unpleasant. Example: “execrable cheap wine”. Synonyms: appalling, awful, dreadful, terrible, frightful. Read More


WORDS OF THE DAY – NOV 26, 2016

WORDS OF THE DAY – NOV 26, 2016   Hegemony Meaning: Leadership or dominance, especially by one state or social group over others. Example: “Germany was united under Prussian hegemony after 1871” Synonyms: leadership, dominance, supremacy, ascendancy. Antonyms: self-government. Fragile Meaning: (Of an object) easily broken or damaged. Example:“Fragile items such as glass and china Read More


WORDS OF THE DAY – NOV 25, 2016

WORDS OF THE DAY – NOV 25, 2016   Quaint Meaning: Attractively unusual or old-fashioned. Example: “Quaint country cottages”. Synonyms: picturesque, charming, sweet, attractive. Antonyms: modern, ugly, normal, ordinary. Tedious Meaning: Too long, slow, or dull; tiresome or monotonous. Example: “A tedious journey”. Synonyms: boring, monotonous, dull, mindless, colourless. Read More


WORDS OF THE DAY – NOV 24, 2016

WORDS OF THE DAY – NOV 24, 2016   Trait Meaning: A distinguishing quality or characteristic, typically one belonging to a person. Example: “The traditionally British trait of self-denigration”. Synonyms: characteristic, attribute, feature, quality, hallmark.   Incantation Meaning: The use of words as a magic spell. Example: “There was no magic in such incantation”. Read More


WORDS OF THE DAY – NOV 23, 2016

WORDS OF THE DAY – NOV 23, 2016   1. STARK (ADJECTIVE): bare  Synonyms: blunt, arrant  Antonyms: clothed, indefinite  Example Sentence: He expressed stark criticism regarding black-money.     2. DISTRESS (NOUN): pain  Synonyms: affliction, desolation  Antonyms: euphoria, delight  Example Sentence: Those who are in distress will get relief very soon. Read More


WORDS OF THE DAY – NOV 22, 2016

WORDS OF THE DAY – NOV 21, 2016   1. CUMULATIVE (ADJECTIVE): growing in effect Synonyms: accumulative, augmenting Antonyms: decreasing, subtracting Example Sentence: His cumulative profit came under the scanner of the IT department.   2. RENEGE (VERB): go back on one’s word Synonyms: welsh, reverse Antonyms: stay, fulfill promise Example Sentence: Those who renege will never be trus Read More


WORDS OF THE DAY – NOV 21, 2016

WORDS OF THE DAY – NOV 21, 2016   Pernicious Meaning: Having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way. Example: “The pernicious influences of the mass media” synonyms: harmful, damaging, hurtful, bad, evil. Antonyms: beneficial, benign, favourable.     Trajectory Meaning: The path followed by a projectile flying or an object moving under the action of given Read More


WORDS OF THE DAY – NOV 20, 2016

WORDS OF THE DAY – NOV 20, 2016   Reckoning Meaning: The action or process of calculating or estimating something. Example: “The sixth, or by another reckoning eleventh, Earl of Mar” Synonyms: calculation, estimation, computation, working out.   Scrutiny Meaning: Critical observation or examination. Example: “Every aspect of local government was placed under scrutiny&rdquo Read More


WORDS OF THE DAY – NOV 19, 2016

WORDS OF THE DAY – NOV 19, 2016   1. PREMISE (VERB): assume  Synonyms: postulate, presume  Antonyms: compute, calculate Example Sentence: They premised that they have won.   2. INTERIM (ADJECTIVE): temporary  Synonyms: provisional, makeshift  Antonyms: permanent, continual  Example Sentence: We appointed him interim president.   3. FRENZIED (ADJEC Read More


Words of the Day – Nov 18, 2016

Words of the Day – Nov 18, 2016   1. AMENDMENT (NOUN): Improvement  Synonyms: Modification, Amelioration  Antonyms: Worsening, Damage  Example Sentence: They made amendments quickly.   2. SUBDUED (ADJECTIVE): quiet/controlled  Synonyms: hushed, muted  Antonyms: boisterous, communicative  Example Sentence: He was subdued by his boss.   3. MODE Read More


Words of the Day – Nov 17, 2016

Words of the Day – Nov 17, 2016   1. ENUMERATE (VERB): list  Synonyms: itemize, compute  Antonyms: conceal, neglect  Example Sentence: They enumerated a number of reasons for blacklisting the company.   2. DISCERN (VERB): recognize and understand  Synonyms: ascertain, apprehend  Antonyms: overlook, disregard  Example Sentence: We need to discern the factors Read More


Words of the Day – Nov 16, 2016

Words of the Day – Nov 16, 2016   Recede Meaning: Go or move back or further away from a previous position. Example: “The floodwaters had receded” Synonyms: retreat, go back, move back, withdraw. Antonyms: advance, approach.   Banter Meaning: The playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks. Example: “There was much good-natured banter” Synonyms: repartee Read More


Words of the Day – Nov 15, 2016

Words of the Day – Nov 15, 2016   Exemplary Meaning: Serving as a desirable model; very good. Example: “Exemplary behaviour” Synonyms: perfect, ideal, model, faultless, consummate. Antonyms: deplorable, unworthy.     Prudence Meaning: The quality of being prudent; cautiousness. Example: “We need to exercise prudence in such important matters” Synonyms: Read More


Words of the Day – Nov 14, 2016

Words of the Day – Nov 14, 2016   1. EXHORTATION (NOUN): encouragement  Synonyms: laud, praise  Antonyms: insult, discourage  Example Sentence: The team performed well because of the exhortation of the crowd.   2. STORMY (ADJECTIVE): violent like a storm  Synonyms: rough, furious  Antonyms: calm, quiet  Example Sentence: They are going through a stormy phas Read More


Words of the Day – Nov 13, 2016

Words of the Day – Nov 13, 2016 The list will be very useful to score high marks in English Section of upcoming Competitive Exams.   Bourgeois Meaning: Belonging to or characteristic of the middle class, typically with reference to its perceived materialistic values or conventional attitudes. Example: “A rich, bored, bourgeois family” Synonyms: middle-class, propertied, shop keeping. Antonym Read More





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