New English Words Synonyms & Antonyms For Preparing Exam 04 October 2017
1. QUAFF (VERB): drink down
Synonyms: gulp, sip
Antonyms: eject, out
Raju always has to quaff a pot of coffee before leaving for work.
2. PRY (VERB): interfere in someone else’s business
Synonyms: poke, bug
Antonyms: ignore, neglect
Her reputation was that she liked to pry into people’s private lives.
3. PODGY (ADJECTIVE): slightly fat
Synonyms: chunky, flabby
Antonyms: lean, skinny
When I stopped jogging, I became podgy.
4. POMPOUS (ADJECTIVE): arrogant, egotistic
Synonyms: boastful, selfish
Antonyms: humble, kind
Because the movie star was pompous, she spent most of her time looking into the mirror.
5. POTPOURRI (NOUN): miscellany
Synonyms: assortment, blend
Antonyms: separation, singularity
New York City is a potpourri of various nationalities and religions.
6. BANTER (NOUN): teasing
Synonyms: chitchat, gossip
Antonyms: flattery, praise
If the banter between the award presenters is not exciting, no one will watch the show.
7. YEOMAN (NOUN): worker
Synonyms: assistant, attendant
Antonyms: boss, manager
The yeoman was plowing the field on his master’s land.
8. YORE (NOUN): time gone by
Synonyms: history, antiquity
Antonyms: future, present
In the days of yore, the Internet did not exist.
9. VAGUE (ADJECTIVE): not definite or clear
Synonyms: ambiguous, dubious
Antonyms: apparent, certain
He rolled his eyes at the vague response.
10. TRAUMA (NOUN): severe mental or physical pain
Synonyms: agony, anguish
Antonyms: benefit, blessing
The accident victim sustained multiple traumas.