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Synonyms & Antonyms

Synonyms & Antonyms

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SYNONYMS
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Admonish = usurp (reprove)merry = gayAlienate = estrange (isolate)instigate = inciteDispel = dissipate (dismiss)belief = convictionCovet= crave (desire)belated = too lateSolicit = beseech (seek)brim = bordeSubside = wane (drop)renounce= rejectHover = linger (stay close)divulge = revealHeap = to pile (collect)adhesive = bonding agentVeer = diverge (turn)hamper = obstructCaprice = whim (impulse)to merit= to deserveStifle = suffocate (smother)inert = passiveLatent = potential (inactive)latitude = scopeConcur = acquiesce (accept) momentary = transientTranquil = serene (calm)overt = obviousLethargy = stupor (lazy)volume = quantityFurtive= stealthy (secret) meager = scantyCargo = freight (load)baffle = frustrateEfface = obliterate (wipe out) misery = distressPretentious = ostentatious (affected)discretion = prudenceCompunction = remorse (regret)amiable = friendlyCajole = coax (wheedle – sweet talk)incentive = provocationEmbrace = hug (hold-cuddle) ovation = applause
 
Confiscate = appropriate (to take charge)emancipate = liberateLament = mournpenitence = to repeatObstinate = stubbornacumen = exactnessMetamorphosis = transformscrutiny = close examinationAnnihilate = to destroy fuse = combineWhet = sharpenbehest = requestAdage = proverb
Papers From Campus Recruitment at NIT Bhopal 003
 
You can refer to Barron’s most frequently used words list for a close recap.
Vocabulary Section:
(Time : 28 mins)Synonyms -
1.Moribund – declining, dilapidated, waning2.Repudiate – reject, disclaim, renounce, deny3.Translucent – transparent, semi- transparent, lucid, lucent, clear, see through4. Mitigate- alleviates, lessen, ease, alley, tune down, dull,
Assuage
5. Inundate – flood, overwhelm, swamp, submerge6. Bilk – deceive, trick, swindle, con
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7.Nettle – annoy, irritate, vex8.Impugn – hold responsible, charge, censure, accuse9. Mulch10.Tenacity – stubbornness, resolve, firmness, persistence, insistence, determination11.Sobriety – temperance, moderation, abstemiousness, soberness12.Degrade – shame, disgrace, mortify, humiliate13.Hidebound - narrow-minded, conservative, prejudiced14.Waif – stray, sole, thing15.Hamper – basket, hinder16.Retrograde – nostalgic, retrospective, traditional and conservative17.Despondent – hopeless, low, dejected18.Debacle – disaster, tragedy, catastrophe19.Nebulous – vague, hazy, unformulated, tenuous20.Inconsistent – conflicting, contradictory, unreliable , incompatible, inhoherent21.Paradox – inconsistency, irony, absurdity 
Paper from Campus Recruitment in Jamshedpur 2003
 
synonym
1. dwindle – decrease, decline, fall, fall off, drop, drop off 2. efface - wipe out, obliterate, eradicate, destroy3. inept – incompetent, inexpert, clumsy4. infirmity - ill-health, sickness5. candid- open, frank6. dangle - hang, swing, sway 
Antonym
1. Irksome * pleasant2. Jaunty * sorrowful, sad3. Nebulous * precise4. Misapprehension * comprehension * understanding5. Obese * thin6. Whimsical * ordinary
Paper from Campus Recruitment in NIT Durgapur 2003
 
Synonym and antonym
1.Harbinger – forerunner, portent, indication2.Cacophony – dissonance, disharmony3.Divulge – reveal, disclose4.Clutch – grasp, grab, clasp, hold5.Acronym – short form, contraction, ellipsis6.Illustrious – memorable, well–known, famous7.Prolific – productive, abundant8.Divergent – different, deviating, conflicting9.Jaded – world-weary, tired, lackluster, worn-out, exhausted, bored, fed up10. Mien – appearance, demeanor
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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
VERBAL SECTION:
Directions for questions 1-15:
Find the
synonyms
of thefollowing words.
Synonyms:
(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

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