TOP 200 VOCAB WORDS YOU SHOULD KNOW..!!
Push or thrust quickly.
Stock prices plunged to a record low.
Synonyms: thrust, stick, ram, drive, jab, stab, push
Antonyms: rise, increase.
become progressively worse.
“relations between the countries had deteriorated sharply”
Synonyms: worsen, get worse, decline, be in decline
Antonyms: approve, compliment, elevate, grow, improve.
Move skillfully or carefully.
“The lorry was unable to manoeuvre comfortably in the narrow street”
Synonyms: steer, guide, drive, negotiate, navigate, pilot, direct, manipulate
Antonyms: cessation, ignorance
decrease rapidly in value or amount.
“hardware sales plummeted”
Synonyms: fall steeply/sharply, plunge, tumble, drop/decrease rapidly,
(of bad behavior) done openly and unashamedly.
Synonyms: flagrant, glaring, obvious, undisguised, unconcealed, overt,
Antonyms: inconspicuous, subtle
serious and immediate danger.
“you could well place us both in peril”
Synonyms: danger, jeopardy, risk, riskiness
Antonyms: certainty, protection.
violent behavior, especially of a criminal nature.
“a cowardly act of mindless thuggery”
Synonyms: violence, ferocity, savagery…
The consequences or after
effects of a significant unpleasant event.
“food prices soared in the aftermath of the drought”
Synonyms: repercussions, after effects, by product, fallout
Antonyms: antecedent, causation, cause, occasion, reason.
a problem or difficulty that must be overcome.
many would like to emigrate to the United States, but face formidable hurdles”
Synonyms: obstacle, difficulty, problem, barrier
Antonyms: advantage, aid
a relationship based on similarity of interests, nature, or qualities.
“an alliance between medicine and morality”
Synonyms: relationship, affinity, association, connection
Antonyms: antagonism, detachment, disagreement.
acting with or showing care and thought for the future.
“no prudent money manager would authorize a loan without first knowing its purpose”
Synonyms: wise, well judged, judicious, sagacious, sage,
outstandingly bad; shocking.
“egregious abuses of copyright”
Synonyms: deplorable, extreme, flagrant, glaring
a hindrance or obstruction in doing something.
“a serious impediment to scientific progress”
Synonyms: hindrance, obstruction, obstacle, barrier, bar
a preference or special liking for something; a bias in favor of something.
“your predilection for pretty girls”
Synonyms: liking, fondness, preference, partiality, taste, penchant
Antonyms: dislike, disinclination
a feeling of worry or unease.
“public disquiet about animal testing”
Synonyms: unease, uneasiness, worry,
a cheerful and optimistic attitude or disposition.
Synonyms: perkiness, cheerfulness, blitheness
Antonyms: cheerlessness, courage, deaden, light
move (troops or equipment) into position for military action
Synonyms: position, play
Antonyms: take, recall, disarrange
The highest or climactic point of something, especially as attained after a long time.
Synonyms: phase, apogee, stage
Antonyms: activation, monetization, birth, opening
an action or event serving as an introduction to something more important
Synonyms: origin, origination, overture, preliminary, inception
Antonyms: tightness, immovability, stay in place, inactiveness, inaction
release (a dog) from a leash.
Synonyms: relinquish, uncork, let go, release, let go of
Antonyms: hold, engage, clasp, enlist, requisition
an orchestral piece at the beginning of an opera, play.
Antonyms: recede, stay in place
(of a stimulus or mental process) below the threshold of sensation or consciousness; perceived by or affecting someone’s mind without their being aware of it.
Synonyms: imperceptible, unperceivable
Antonyms: perceptible, palpable, audible
the state of having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.
Synonyms: feeling, ambivalency, conflict
Antonyms: gratitude, pain, liking, agitation
stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so.
Synonyms: superficial, apparent, seeming
Antonyms: profound, nonimitative, non-echoic, uninstructive
essentially different in kind; not able to be compared.
Synonyms: despairing, hopeless
Antonyms: hopeful, fortunate, auspicious
having or showing sharp powers of judgement; astute.
Synonyms: sharp, smart, astute
Antonyms: stupid, overt, ease, undemanding
shine faintly with a wavering light.
Synonyms: gleam, flash, gleaming
Antonyms: asymmetrical, absorb, simple
(of a young bird) develop wing feathers that are large enough for flight.
Synonyms: raise, parent, bring up, nurture, rear
Antonyms: impropriety, unseemliness, ill nature, maleficence, awkwardness
(of circumstances or conditions) very bad; deplorable
Synonyms: distressing, sad, bad, pitiful, deplorable, sorry
Antonyms: good, light, glad, joyful, better
(especially of an unwelcome influence or physical effect) spreading widely throughout an area or a group of people.
Distributive, permeating, permeant, collective, concentrated, united, agglomerative, agglomerated
a continuous deep, resonant sound like distant thunder.
the continuous rumble of traffic
boom, thunder, roll, roar, resound, reverberate
Antonyms: a loud low dull continuous noise
obscure or morally questionable.
“a government minister with a murky past
Synonyms: questionable, suspicious, suspect, dubious, dark, mysterious
Antonyms: antonyms, innocent.
be engaged in a prolonged and bitter quarrel or dispute.
“Hoover feuded with the CIA for decades
Synonyms: quarrel, fight, argue, bicker, squabble, dispute, clash, differ
Antonyms: accord, agreement.
lacking any obvious principle of organization.
Random, irregular, unorganized
The company looked like a haphazard jumble of machines.
to take something.
depressed, disadvantaged, underprivileged
blessed, fortunate, lucky
The law deprived the freedom of the nation’s citizens.
an occasion when a group of people attempt to take control by force
Rebellion, unruly, ungovernable,agitating
devoted, loyal, true
Sarkar movie is creating the insurgent situation in TN
a situation in which no progress can be made
deadlock, tie, draw, dead end
progress, advance, decision, betterment
The last chess game ended with stalemate
Modi exploiting the people by his false promises during the election campaign
persistently avoid, ignore, or reject (someone or something) through antipathy or caution
Rejected, unpopular, avoided, outcast
Desired, accepted, befriended, invited
This year the nobel committee shunned to give prize to the literature
in a way that attempts to avoid notice or attention; secretively
Secretly, privately, stealthily
Sincrerely, boldly, directly, audaciously
“the soldiers were furtively crawling through the night”
very enthusiastically or passionately
His ardent was an ardent socialist
special importance, value, or prominence given to something
dull, lowering, deaden
The state government did not emphasis the central government against the hydrocarbon project
the feeling that a person or a thing is worthless or beneath consideration.
disgrace, shame, ridicule, disrespect
respect, esteem, honour
He is charged with contempt of court
Declared publicly; made widely known.
Declared, announced, promulgated
Secret, not known
He proclaimed the policies to the people
draw or be drawn back or back in.
maintained, validated, declared
“He retracted his earlier statements about his religion”
an extremely strong reaction of anger, shock, or indignation.
violence, ferocity, uproar
cheer, delight, calm
She altered between outrage and sympathy
begin to grow or increase rapidly; flourish.
Our company’s business is burgeoning now
A representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture).
Image, picture, representation
Contrast, diversity, unlikeness
Protestors unveiled an effigy of the mayor
highly destructive or damaging
ruinous, disastrous, catastropic
natural, constructed, improved, preserved
“an entire town devastated by an earthquake”
revive or revitalize (something that is inactive, disused, or forgotten).
restore, regenerate, relaunch, reestablish, renovate, refresh
suicide, terminate, decelerate,
He is trying to resurrect his career
an illogical or surprising lack of compatibility or similarity between two or more facts.
inconsistency, difference, disparity, variance, contract, mismatch
affinity, sameness, harmony
An employee noticed a discrepancy between the two signatures
(of an argument or case) clear, logical, and convincing.
persuasive, convincing, strong, forceful, powerful
ineffective, weak, mad
He produced cogent reasons for the change of policy
badly made or done.
poor, cheap, trashy, rotten, inferior
good, fine, excellent, polished
It is a shoddy way to treat an employee
shine faintly with a wavering light.
sparkle, glow, flash, blink
dark, dull, dim
He is celebrating his first glimmer of success
Regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of.
respect, worship, adore, honour
hate, degrade, defame
Jerusalem is christianity’s most venerated place
Protection of or authority over someone or something; guardianship.
instruction, care, guidance, protection, custody,education
cheat, ignorance, endanger
He made good progress under her tutelage
Loss of hope and surrender to despair
blues glumness, heartsickness, joylessness, melancholy, miserableness, mopes, mournfulness, oppression, sadness, sorrowfulness, unhappiness
bliss, blissfulness, ecstasy, elatedness, elation, euphoria, exhilaration, exuberance, exultation, felicity, gladness, happiness, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, jubilation,
The police were desperate to find her.
Discontinue a session of (a parliament or other legislative assembly) without dissolving it.
break off, disband, discontinue, disperse, intermit, interrupt
defer, hold off, postpone, dissolve end, halt, stop, terminate
break up, close, conclude, wind up, wrap up
inaugurate, launch, open carry on, continue, draw out, extend, proceed, prolong renew, reopen, resume
The Parliament was prorogued to the tenth of February
The act or activity of looking after and making decisions about something
administration, care, charge, conduct, control, direction, governance, government,guidance, handling,
Ignorance, neglect, destruction, disorganization, impunity
The company has been very successful while it has been under the stewardship of Mr White.
An act of deliberate betrayal.
Backstabbing, betrayal, disloyalty, faithlessness, falseness
Devotion, faithfulness, allegiance, fidelity, loyalty
“To break training without permission is an act of treason.”
Being present everywhere at once.
Omnipresent, universal, prevalent, everywhere, frequent, broad
Scarce, rare, absent, infrequent,limited
We are plagued by the ubiquitous mosquitoes
Characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight.
Aggressive, hostile,warlike,pugnacious, quarrelsome
Peaceful, friendly, kindly,pacifist,warmhearted
He is always very belligerent towards me.
Intense anger (usually on an epic scale).
Irritation, outrage,anger, fury, exasperation
Happiness, calm, peace, patient, delight, charity
A soft answer turns away wrath
Disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge
Malevolent, revengeful,cruel, avenging, rancorous
Sympathetic, merciful, benevolent
He was stabbed to death by his vengeful wife
Highly destructive or damaging
Ruined, depressed, wrecked,overwhelmed
Preserved, healthy, intact, natural
The city was devastated by floods
rebuff, ignore, or spurn disdainfully
Unpopular, ignored, sheared, nipped,disregarded, trimmed
Noticed, included, accepted,acknowledge
I tried to be friendly, but she snubbed me completely
A long angry speech of criticism or accusation
Abuse, dispure, vituperation, fulmination
Calm, peace, praise, harmony
She launched into an angry tirade about how she had been unfairly treated
Disappear suddenly and completely
Extinct, absent, bygone, disappear
Present, existence,active, appeared
The magician vanished in a puff of smoke
To beat someone with a whip or a stick
Gifted, awarded, unpunished
The teacher often flogged the students
Not showing proper respect, rude
Disrespect, nerve, audacity, insolence
Humility, benevolence, politeness
He was punished for his impertinence
A close friend or companion
Companion, buddy, mate, association
Enemy , foe, competitor, opponent
He was playing cards with his cronies
look thoughtfully for a long time at.
“he contemplated his image in the mirrors”
Synonyms: look at, view, regard, examine, inspect, observe, survey
Antonyms: forget, ignore, neglect, reject.
hostility and ill
treatment, especially because of race or political or religious beliefs; oppression.
“her family fled religious persecution”
Synonyms: oppression, victimization, maltreatment
Antonyms: happiness, joy, help
lacking physical strength, especially as a result of age or illness.
“by now, he was too feeble to leave his room”
Synonyms: weakly, weakened, puny, wasted
Antonyms: able, capable, competent, efficient.
imprison or confine.
“many are incarcerated for property offences”
Synonyms: imprison, put in prison, send to prison, jail, lock up,
Antonyms: free, let go.
anxious or unsettled; upset.
“she didn’t seem perturbed about the noises around her”
Synonyms: bothered, flustered, upset, anxious.
Antonyms: reassure, unperturbed, calm, composed
a person who has left their home country as a political refugee and is seeking asylum in another.
“only asylum seekers who are granted refugee status are allowed to work in the country”
Synonyms: migrants, refugees, immigrants
the exercise of absolute power, especially in a cruel and oppressive way.
“the ideology of enlightened despotism”
Synonyms: tyranny, dictatorship, totalitarianism, authoritarianism,
a defensive wall.
“the ships met, their crews lining the bulwarks”
Synonyms: wall, rampart, fortification, parapet, stockade,
Antonyms: assail, assault, attack.
making one feel constrained or oppressed.
“the stifling formality of her family life”
Synonyms: curb, muzzle, repress, silence, smother.
Antonyms: allow, encourage
vigorous or incisive in expression or style.
“the White Paper makes trenchant criticisms of health authorities”
Synonyms: incisive, cutting, pointed, piercing
Antonyms: woolly, vague.
a feeling of irritation or resentment resulting from a slight, especially to one’s pride.
“he left in a fit of pique”
Synonyms: irritation, annoyance, resentment, anger, displeasure
Antonyms: delight, happiness, pleasure, calm.
a person or thing that is likely to cause harm; a threat or danger.
“a new initiative aimed at beating the menace of drugs”
Synonyms: danger, peril, risk, hazard, threat;
Antonyms: friendly, auspicious
The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
Strong, stiff,hard, stable, firm
Stubborn, fragile, brittle, breakable
She has shown great resilence to stress
An opinion or judgement.
Decision, determination, resolution, judgement, conclusion
Seek, request, suggestion, beginning
The popular verdict received the official and formal sanction
In a state of complete confusion and disorder.
Disordered, confused, tumult, jumbled
Ordered, harmonized, methodical, systematic
The traffic in the city was chaotic
A complex or unwelcome consequence of an action or event
Effect, consequence, result
Cause, reason, source
The unexpected ramifications made the buyers hesitate about signing the lease
Having or showing the ability to speak fluently and coherently.
Fluent, communicate, utter, express,
Mute, speechless, dumb, silent
The child finds it difficult to articulate his needs to his mother
Not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection
Unsustainable, insupportable, unjustifiable, vulnerable
Reasonable, justifiable, sensible
I find your theory is untenable and it must be rejected
Difficult or tricky and requiring careful handling.
Sensitive, dangerous, tricky, risky
Easy, straightforward, convenient, manageable
It was becoming a ticklish situation
Prevent (a person or group) from expressing their opinions freely
Quieted,mouthed, snouted, tamed
Free, release,allow, liberate
The newspapers were effectively muzzled by strict censorship laws.
Talk informally about unimportant matters
Gossip, talk, chat, gabble, blather
Silent, lull, quiet
Her constant chatter was starting to annoying me
Witheringly scornful; severely critical
Harsh, biting, virulent, bitter, nasty
Gentle, mild, blunted
“she launched a scathing attack on the Prime Minister”
Public support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy
Encouragement, recommendation, patronage, support
Attack, rebuke, arguing, protest
He won the peace prize for his advocacy of non violent protest.
Criticise, opposition, disapproval
Praise, endorsement, approve, advocacy
He caught heavy flak for his decision to oppose the new school
Pull (something, especially a tree or plant) out of the ground.
Eradicate, displace, remove, abolish
Embed, entrench, inplant, sette
We must uproot our bad habits.
Rehabilitation – the action of restoring
Recovery, renewal, revival, regeneration
Surya assited to rehabilitate siva when he was in coma stage.
Make a gap in and break through
Gapped, cracked, broken, notched
Sealed, bridged, blocked
The dam had been breached
Subject to chance.
possible, accidental, incidental, unpredicted, unexpected
sure, truthful, real
They had to plan for contingent excursions
Wholly and completely.
wholly, completely, absolutely, altogether
incomplete, misaligned, hesitate, indefinite
Cigaratte advertising should be banned outright
Find a way over or through (an obstacle or difficult route).
arrange, mediate, settle, pass over, transact
“it will be an extraordinarily painful step to negotiate”
The action of breaking the terms of a law, agreement, etc.; violation.
violation, offense, crime
obedience, conformity, deal
This action might have been an infringement of the rules
The contradiction or denial of something.
rejection, refusal, cancel, abolish,nullify
affirmation, approval, admission, declare
This theory is a negation of all traditional beliefs
Wildly unreasonable, illogical, or inappropriate.
ridiculous, crazy, silly, senseless, stupid
valid, logical, clever
She found the whole concept totallly absurd
Anger or annoyance provoked by what is perceived as unfair treatment
anger, outrage, annoyance, displeasure
love, affinity, cheerful
The old gentleman was spluttering with indignation
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