New English Words Synonyms & Antonyms For Preparing Exam 09 October 2017
1. CATHARTIC (VERB): purging
Synonyms: cleaning, purgative
Antonyms: dirtying, soiling
The strength of the movie had a cathartic effect on her.
2.CIRCUITOUS(ADJECTIVE): going around, indirect
Synonyms: devious, circular
Antonyms: direct, straightforward
He took a circuitous route to avoid traffic.
Synonyms: dishonesty, sordidness
Antonyms: morality, probity
The venality of a judge led innocent to the prison.
4. ANALOGOUS (ADJECTIVE): agreeing, similar
Synonyms: related, akin
Antonyms: unrelated, unlike
The brain and the Acme 1000 supercomputer are analogous to each other.
5. PERVICACIOUS (ADJECTIVE): extremely willful
Synonyms: stubborn, obstinate
Antonyms: flexible, compliant
He became quite pervicacious in his old age.
6. ACCOUTREMENT (NOUN): supplement
Synonyms: extra, addition
Antonyms: reduction, subtraction
He was carrying various documents in accoutrement to the primary one.
7. DECIDUOUS (ADJECTIVE): not around for long
Synonyms: brief, short-term
Antonyms: lasting, perpetual
The fire created a deciduous outlook for the company.
8.PEDANTIC(ADJECTIVE): bookish, precise
Synonyms: pompous, abstruse
Antonyms: informal, simple
His approach to complete things is pedantic.
9.VEXATIOUS(ADJECTIVE): distressing, bothersome
Synonyms: annoying, disappointing
Antonyms: aiding, assisting
Her ex-husband put her in a vexatious situation.
10.DEMURE(ADJECTIVE): reserved, affected
Synonyms: prim, reticent
Antonyms: bold, brave
Despite her demure appearance, she is an accomplished mountain climber.