New English Words Synonyms & Antonyms For Preparing Exam 06 October 2017
1. CEDE (VERB): acknowledge
Synonyms: accept, admit
Antonyms: deny, refuse
The police will have to concede to the kidnapper’s demands to free the hostages.
2. DOWNRIGHT (ADJECTIVE): whole
Synonyms: utter, absolute
Antonyms: partial, incomplete
He was paid for the downright service.
3. FRILL (NOUN): convenience
Synonyms: service, facility
Antonyms: discomfort, inconvenience
He presses the bell for the wi-fi frill.
4. BACKING (NOUN): assistance
Synonyms: ministration, help
Antonyms: obstruction, hindrance
I need your backing this time.
5. INANITY (NOUN): truism
Synonyms: banality, cliché
Antonyms: coinage, original saying
Your inanity is meaningless and does nothing for Ayush’s anger.
6. BOWDLERIZE (VERB): censor
Synonyms: sterilize, decontaminate
Antonyms: make dirty, contaminate
The book was so upsetting it would take the author months to bowdlerize it and make it fit for sensitive eyes.
7. MORBID (ADJECTIVE): lurid
Synonyms: ghoulish, ghastly
Antonyms: jaunty, chirpy
Police have made a morbid discovery.
8. BRUISE (VERB): distort
Synonyms: contort, deform
Antonyms: beautify, repair
The body of the victim was bruised beyond recognition.
9. EXTOL (VERB): glorify
Synonyms: applaud, celebrate
Antonyms: castigate, criticize
He extolled the virtues of the Russians.
10. BARMY (ADJECTIVE): foolish
Synonyms: waggish, superficial
Antonyms: intelligent, sensible
He is such a barmy man.