11. Mitigate – alleviate, ease, lessen, soften, allay, moderate12. Ambitious – determined, grand, striving13. Aberration – deviation, abnormality, eccentricity, oddness14. Foray – raid, sortie, incursion, attack, venture15. Denounce – condemn, accuse, criticize
Campus Recruitment in Calicut REC 1997
Directions for questions 1-15:
of thefollowing words.
(Ref: Barron’s Synonyms and Antonyms)Ponderous – heavy, tedious, cumbersomeMundane – ordinary, dull, monotonous, drearyIcon – image, idol, emblem, symbolBrackish – salty, brinyMollify – placate, pacify, calm, appease, sootheDepreciation – reduction, declineEquanimity – composure, poise, calmness, self-controlGist – general idea, substance, essenceGaudy – garish, flashy, extravagant, loud, showy, colorfulAwry – skewed, crooked, wrongRepartee – banter, joking, word playBoisterous – energetic, animatedUngainly – clumsy, awkward, ungraceful, miserly, mean, inelegant, gawkyWhimsical – fanciful, unusual, quirky, capriciousAsperity – roughness, severity, brusquenessCavil – quibble, complain, niggle, split hairs, carpQuixotic – idealistic, romantic, dreamy, unrealistic, impracticableProfound – deep, intense, thoughtful, reflective, philosophical, weighty, insightfulIncorrigible - habitual, persistent, inveterate, hopelessMusty – mildewed, moldy, stale, rank, fusty, stuffyWaif – stray, thing, lose, urchin, orphanIrk – displease, vex, annoy, trouble, bother, nag, rileInterdict – prohibit, veto, injunction, bar, embargoCohere - hold together Rupture - break Moribund – dying, declining, waningDécolleté – low necked, revealingCallow – inexperienced, immature, youthfulBalmy – mild, clement, pleasantrecalcitrant – unruly, disobedient, obstinate, stubbornguile – cunningness, deviousness, slyness, cleverness, wiliness, astuteness3