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TOP 200 VOCAB WORDS YOU SHOULD KNOW..!!

TOP 200 VOCAB WORDS YOU SHOULD KNOW..!!

Plunge

Push or thrust quickly.

Stock prices plunged to a record low.

Synonyms: thrust, stick, ram, drive, jab, stab, push

Antonyms: rise, increase.


Deteriorate

become progressively worse.

“relations between the countries had deteriorated sharply”

Synonyms: worsen, get worse, decline, be in decline

Antonyms: approve, compliment, elevate, grow, improve.


Manoeuvre

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


Plummet

decrease rapidly in value or amount.

“hardware sales plummeted”

Synonyms: fall steeply/sharply, plunge, tumble, drop/decrease rapidly,

Antonyms: gradual.


Blatant

(of bad behavior) done openly and unashamedly.

“blatant lies”

Synonyms: flagrant, glaring, obvious, undisguised, unconcealed, overt,

Antonyms: inconspicuous, subtle


Peril

serious and immediate danger.

“you could well place us both in peril”

Synonyms: danger, jeopardy, risk, riskiness

Antonyms: certainty, protection.


Thuggery

violent behavior, especially of a criminal nature.

“a cowardly act of mindless thuggery”

Synonyms: violence, ferocity, savagery…

Antonyms: defense


Aftermath

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.


Hurdle

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


Alliance

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.


Prudent

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,

Antonyms: unwise.


Egregious

outstandingly bad; shocking.

“egregious abuses of copyright”

Synonyms: deplorable, extreme, flagrant, glaring

Antonyms: concealed


Impediment

a hindrance or obstruction in doing something.

“a serious impediment to scientific progress”

Synonyms: hindrance, obstruction, obstacle, barrier, bar

Antonyms: benefit


Predilection

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


Disquiet

a feeling of worry or unease.

“public disquiet about animal testing”

Synonyms: unease, uneasiness, worry,

Antonyms: calm

Buoyancy

a cheerful and optimistic attitude or disposition.

Synonyms: perkiness, cheerfulness, blitheness

Antonyms: cheerlessness, courage, deaden, light


Deploy

move (troops or equipment) into position for military action

Synonyms: position, play

Antonyms: take, recall, disarrange


Culmination

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

Synonyms: phase, apogee, stage

Antonyms: activation, monetization, birth, opening


Prelude

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


Unleash

release (a dog) from a leash.

Synonyms: relinquish, uncork, let go, release, let go of

Antonyms: hold, engage, clasp, enlist, requisition


Overture

an orchestral piece at the beginning of an opera, play.

Synonyms: music

Antonyms: recede, stay in place


Subliminal

(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


Ambivalence

the state of having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.

Synonyms: feeling, ambivalency, conflict

Antonyms: gratitude, pain, liking, agitation


Ostensible

stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so.

Synonyms: superficial, apparent, seeming

Antonyms: profound, nonimitative, non-echoic, uninstructive


Disparate

essentially different in kind; not able to be compared.

Synonyms: despairing, hopeless

Antonyms: hopeful, fortunate, auspicious


Shrewd

having or showing sharp powers of judgement; astute.

Synonyms: sharp, smart, astute

Antonyms: stupid, overt, ease, undemanding


Glimmer

shine faintly with a wavering light.

Synonyms: gleam, flash, gleaming

Antonyms: asymmetrical, absorb, simple


Fledge

(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


Lamentable

(of circumstances or conditions) very bad; deplorable

Synonyms: distressing, sad, bad, pitiful, deplorable, sorry

Antonyms: good, light, glad, joyful, better


Pervasive

(especially of an unwelcome influence or physical effect) spreading widely throughout an area or a group of people.

Synonyms:

Distributive, permeating, permeant, collective, concentrated, united, agglomerative, agglomerated


Rumble

a continuous deep, resonant sound like distant thunder.

the continuous rumble of traffic

Synonyms:

boom, thunder, roll, roar, resound, reverberate

Antonyms: a loud low dull continuous noise


Murky

obscure or morally questionable.

“a government minister with a murky past

Synonyms: questionable, suspicious, suspect, dubious, dark, mysterious

Antonyms: antonyms, innocent.


Feud

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.


Haphazard 

lacking any obvious principle of organization.

Synonyms

Random, irregular, unorganized

Antonyms

Careful,planned,methodical

The company looked like a haphazard jumble of machines.


Deprive

to take  something.

Synonyms

depressed, disadvantaged, underprivileged

Antonyms

blessed, fortunate, lucky

The law deprived the freedom of the nation’s citizens.


Insurgency 

an occasion when a group of people attempt to take control by force

Synonyms

Rebellion, unruly, ungovernable,agitating

Antonyms

devoted, loyal, true

Sarkar movie is creating the insurgent situation in TN


Stalemated

a situation in which no progress can be made

synonyms

deadlock, tie, draw, dead end

antonyms

progress, advance, decision, betterment

The last chess game ended with stalemate


Exploiting

synonyms

using, utilizing

antonyms

wasting, minimizing

Modi exploiting the people by his false promises during the election campaign


Shunned 

persistently avoid, ignore, or reject (someone or something) through antipathy or caution

Synonyms

Rejected, unpopular,  avoided, outcast

Antonyms

Desired, accepted, befriended, invited

This year the nobel committee shunned to give prize to the literature


Furtively

in a way that attempts to avoid notice or attention; secretively

Synonyms

Secretly, privately, stealthily

Antonyms

Sincrerely, boldly, directly, audaciously

“the soldiers were furtively crawling through the night”


Ardently

very enthusiastically or passionately

Synonyms

Passionate, eagerly,energetic

Antonyms

Apathetically, frostily

His ardent was an ardent socialist


Emphasise 

special importance, value, or prominence given to something

synonyms

stress, underline

antonyms

dull, lowering, deaden

The state government did not emphasis the central government against the hydrocarbon project


Contempt 

the feeling that a person or a thing is worthless or beneath consideration.
synonyms

disgrace, shame, ridicule, disrespect

antonyms

respect, esteem, honour

He is charged with contempt of court


Proclaimed 

Declared publicly; made widely known.

Synonyms

Declared, announced, promulgated

Antonyms

Secret, not known

He proclaimed the policies to the people


Retracted

draw or be drawn back or back in.

synonyms

recalled, cancelled

antonyms

maintained, validated, declared

“He retracted his earlier statements about his religion”


Outrage 

an extremely strong reaction of anger, shock, or indignation.

synonyms

violence, ferocity, uproar

antonyms

cheer, delight, calm

She altered between outrage and sympathy


Burgeoning

begin to grow or increase rapidly; flourish.

Synonyms

Expansion,growth,increase

Antonyms

Dwindling,dropping,diminishing,withering

Our company’s business is burgeoning now


Effigy 

A representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture).

Synonyms

Image, picture, representation

Antonyms

Contrast, diversity, unlikeness

Protestors unveiled an effigy of the mayor


Devastated 

highly destructive or damaging

synonyms

ruinous, disastrous, catastropic

antonyms

natural, constructed, improved, preserved

“an entire town devastated by an earthquake”


Resurrect 

revive or revitalize (something that is inactive, disused, or forgotten).

Synonyms

restore, regenerate,  relaunch, reestablish, renovate, refresh

antonyms

suicide, terminate, decelerate,

He is trying to resurrect his career


Discrepancy 

an illogical or surprising lack of compatibility or similarity between two or more facts.

Synonyms

inconsistency, difference, disparity, variance, contract, mismatch

antonyms

affinity, sameness, harmony

 An employee noticed a discrepancy between the two signatures


Cogent 

(of an argument or case) clear, logical, and convincing.

Synonyms

persuasive, convincing, strong, forceful, powerful

antonyms

ineffective, weak, mad

He produced cogent reasons for the change of policy


Shoddy 

badly made or done.

Synonyms

poor, cheap, trashy, rotten, inferior

antonyms

good, fine, excellent, polished

 It is a shoddy way to treat an employee


Glimmer 

shine faintly with a wavering light.

Synonyms

sparkle, glow, flash, blink

antonyms

dark, dull, dim

He is celebrating his first glimmer of success


Venerate 

Regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of.

Synonyms

respect, worship, adore, honour

antonyms

hate, degrade, defame

Jerusalem is christianity’s most venerated place


Tutelage 

Protection of or authority over someone or something; guardianship.

Synonyms

instruction, care, guidance, protection, custody,education

antonyms

cheat, ignorance, endanger

He made good progress under her tutelage

Desperation 

Loss of hope and surrender to despair

Synonyms

blues glumness, heartsickness, joylessness, melancholy, miserableness, mopes, mournfulness, oppression, sadness, sorrowfulness, unhappiness

Antonyms

bliss, blissfulness, ecstasy, elatedness, elation, euphoria, exhilaration, exuberance, exultation, felicity, gladness, happiness, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, jubilation,

The police were desperate to find her.


Prorogue

Discontinue a session of (a parliament or other legislative assembly) without dissolving it.

Synonyms

break off, disband, discontinue, disperse, intermit, interrupt

defer, hold off, postpone, dissolve end, halt, stop, terminate

break up, close, conclude, wind up, wrap up

abort,

 Antonyms 

inaugurate, launch, open carry on, continue, draw out, extend, proceed, prolong renew, reopen, resume

The Parliament was prorogued to the tenth of February


Stewardship 

The act or activity of looking after and making decisions about something

Synonyms

administration, care, charge, conduct, control, direction, governance, government,guidance, handling,

Antonyms

Ignorance, neglect, destruction, disorganization, impunity

The company has been very successful while it has been under the stewardship of Mr White.


Treason 

An act of deliberate betrayal.

Synonyms

Backstabbing, betrayal, disloyalty, faithlessness, falseness

Antonyms

Devotion, faithfulness, allegiance, fidelity, loyalty

“To break training without permission is an act of treason.”


Ubiquitous 

Being present everywhere at once.

Synonyms

Omnipresent, universal, prevalent, everywhere, frequent, broad

Antonyms

Scarce, rare, absent, infrequent,limited

We are plagued by the ubiquitous mosquitoes


Belligerent 

Characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight.

Synonyms

Aggressive, hostile,warlike,pugnacious, quarrelsome

Antonyms

Peaceful, friendly, kindly,pacifist,warmhearted

He is always very belligerent towards me.


Wrath

 Intense anger (usually on an epic scale).

Synonyms

Irritation, outrage,anger, fury, exasperation

Antonyms

Happiness, calm, peace, patient, delight, charity

A soft answer turns away wrath


Vengeful

 Disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge

Synonyms

Malevolent, revengeful,cruel, avenging, rancorous

Antonyms

Sympathetic, merciful, benevolent

He was stabbed to death by his vengeful wife


Devastated

Highly destructive or damaging

Synonyms

Ruined, depressed, wrecked,overwhelmed

Antonyms

Preserved, healthy, intact, natural

The city was devastated by floods


Snubbed 

rebuff, ignore, or  spurn disdainfully

Synonyms

Unpopular, ignored, sheared, nipped,disregarded, trimmed

Antonyms

Noticed, included, accepted,acknowledge

I tried to be friendly, but she snubbed me completely


Tirade 

A long angry speech of criticism or accusation

Synonyms

Abuse, dispure, vituperation, fulmination

Antonyms

Calm, peace, praise, harmony

She launched into an angry tirade about how she had been unfairly treated


Vanished

Disappear suddenly and completely

Synonyms

Extinct, absent, bygone, disappear

Antonyms

Present, existence,active, appeared

The magician vanished in  a puff of smoke


Flogged 

To beat someone with a whip or a stick

Synonyms

Punished, lashed,thrashed

Antonyms

Gifted, awarded, unpunished

The teacher often flogged the students


Impertinence 

Not showing proper respect, rude

Synonyms

Disrespect, nerve, audacity,  insolence

Antonyms

Humility, benevolence, politeness

He was punished for his impertinence


Crony 

A close friend or companion

Synonyms

Companion, buddy, mate, association

Antonyms

Enemy , foe, competitor, opponent

He was playing cards with his cronies


Contemplate

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.


Persecution

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


Feeble

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.


Incarcerate

imprison or confine.

“many are incarcerated for property offences”

Synonyms: imprison, put in prison, send to prison, jail, lock up,

Antonyms: free, let go.


Perturbed

anxious or unsettled; upset.

“she didn’t seem perturbed about the noises around her”

Synonyms: bothered, flustered, upset, anxious.

Antonyms: reassure, unperturbed, calm, composed


Asylum Seeker

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

Antonyms: native.


Despotism

the exercise of absolute power, especially in a cruel and oppressive way.

“the ideology of enlightened despotism”

Synonyms: tyranny, dictatorship, totalitarianism, authoritarianism,

Antonyms: democracy


Bulwark

 a defensive wall.

“the ships met, their crews lining the bulwarks”

Synonyms: wall, rampart, fortification, parapet, stockade,

Antonyms: assail, assault, attack.


Stifling

making one feel constrained or oppressed.

“the stifling formality of her family life”

Synonyms: curb, muzzle, repress, silence, smother.

Antonyms: allow, encourage


Trenchant

vigorous or incisive in expression or style.

“the White Paper makes trenchant criticisms of health authorities”

Synonyms: incisive, cutting, pointed, piercing

Antonyms: woolly, vague.


Pique

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.


Menace

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


Resilence 

The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.

Synonyms

Strong, stiff,hard, stable, firm

Antonyms

Stubborn, fragile, brittle, breakable

She has shown great resilence to stress


Verdict

An opinion or judgement.

Synonyms

Decision, determination, resolution, judgement, conclusion

Antonyms

Seek, request, suggestion, beginning

The popular verdict received the official and formal sanction


Chaotic

In a state of complete confusion and disorder.

Synonyms

Disordered, confused, tumult, jumbled

Antonyms

Ordered, harmonized, methodical, systematic

The traffic in the city was chaotic


Ramifications 

A complex or unwelcome consequence of an action or event

Synonyms

Effect, consequence, result

Antonyms

Cause, reason, source

The unexpected ramifications made the buyers hesitate about signing the lease


Articulate

Having or showing the ability to speak fluently and coherently.

Synonyms

Fluent, communicate, utter, express,

Antonyms

Mute, speechless, dumb, silent

The child finds it difficult to articulate his needs to his mother


Untenable 

Not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection

Synonyms

Unsustainable, insupportable, unjustifiable, vulnerable

Antonyms

Reasonable, justifiable, sensible

I find your theory is untenable and it must be rejected


Ticklish

Difficult or tricky and requiring careful handling.

Synonyms

Sensitive, dangerous, tricky, risky

Antonyms

Easy, straightforward, convenient, manageable

It was becoming a ticklish situation


Muzzled 

Prevent (a person or group) from expressing their opinions freely

Synonyms

Quieted,mouthed, snouted, tamed

Antonyms

Free, release,allow, liberate

The newspapers were effectively muzzled by strict censorship laws.


Chatter 

Talk informally about unimportant matters

Synonyms

Gossip, talk, chat, gabble, blather

Antonyms

Silent, lull, quiet

Her constant chatter was starting to annoying me


Scathing 

Witheringly scornful; severely critical

Synonyms

Harsh, biting, virulent, bitter, nasty

Antonyms

Gentle, mild, blunted

“she launched a scathing attack on the Prime Minister”


Advocacy 

Public support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy

Synonyms

Encouragement, recommendation, patronage, support

Antonyms

Attack, rebuke, arguing, protest

He won the peace prize for his advocacy of non violent protest.


Flak 

Strong criticism.

Synonyms

Criticise, opposition, disapproval

Antonyms

Praise, endorsement, approve, advocacy

He caught heavy flak for his decision to oppose the new school


Uproot

Pull (something, especially a tree or plant) out of the ground.
synonyms

Eradicate, displace, remove, abolish

Antonyms

Embed, entrench, inplant, sette

We must uproot our bad habits.


Rehabilitation – the action of restoring

Synonyms

Recovery, renewal, revival, regeneration

Antonyms

Decline, deterioration

Surya assited to rehabilitate siva when he was in coma stage.


Breached 

Make a gap in and break through

Synonyms

Gapped, cracked, broken, notched

Antonyms

Sealed, bridged, blocked

The dam had been breached


Contingent 

Subject to chance.

Synonyms

possible, accidental, incidental, unpredicted, unexpected

antonyms

sure, truthful, real

They had to plan for contingent excursions


Outright 

Wholly and completely.

Synonyms

wholly, completely, absolutely, altogether

antonyms’

incomplete, misaligned, hesitate, indefinite

Cigaratte advertising should be banned outright


Negotiate 

Find a way over or through (an obstacle or difficult route).

Synonyms

arrange, mediate, settle, pass over, transact

antonyms

disrupt, disturb

“it will be an extraordinarily painful step to negotiate”


Infringement 

The action of breaking the terms of a law, agreement, etc.; violation.

Synonyms

violation, offense, crime

antonyms

obedience, conformity, deal
This action might have been an infringement of the rules


Negation 

The contradiction or denial of something.

Synonyms

rejection, refusal, cancel, abolish,nullify

antonyms

affirmation, approval, admission, declare

This theory is a negation of all traditional beliefs


Absurd 

Wildly unreasonable, illogical, or inappropriate.

Synonyms

ridiculous, crazy, silly, senseless, stupid

antonyms

valid, logical, clever

She found the whole concept totallly absurd


Indignation 

Anger or annoyance provoked by what is perceived as unfair treatment

synonyms

anger, outrage, annoyance, displeasure

antonyms

love, affinity, cheerful

The old gentleman was spluttering with indignation

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