New English Words Synonyms & Antonyms For Preparing Exam 25 Sept 2017
1. SPLINTER (NOUN): flake
Synonyms: fragment, bit
Antonyms: entirety, lot
That splinter of intelligence is substance.
2. PORTENT (NOUN): omen
Synonyms: premonition, augury
Antonyms: doom, cataclysm
She was not happy when the psychic told her the black cat represented a portent of bad luck.
3. SLOVENLY (ADJECTIVE): bedraggled
Synonyms: botched, dingy
Antonyms: clean, organized
Once the slovenly stray was cleaned, he looked quite adorable.
4. SPASMODIC (ADJECTIVE): intermittent
Synonyms: fitful, irregular
Antonyms: resting, uninterrupted
Days after the marathon, she had spasmodic muscle contractions that occurred without warning.
5. LITERAL (ADJECTIVE): actual
Synonyms: authentic, true
Antonyms: counterfeit, dishonest
She was making the literal translation.
6. POACH (VERB): smuggle
Synonyms: pilfer, filch
Antonyms: give, receive
They were poaching the animal’s skin.
7. MAMMOTH (ADJECTIVE): huge
Synonyms: enormous, gigantic
Antonyms: common, ordinary
There were mammoth islands.
8. JOCUND (ADJECTIVE): cheerful
Synonyms: blithe, jocular
Antonyms: sad, depressed
She was looking jocund.
9. KNOTTY (ADJECTIVE): troublesome
Synonyms: complicated, mystifying
Antonyms: easy, smooth
They have done the knotty journey.
10. LANGUOR (NOUN): lethargy
Synonyms: inactivity, tiredness
Antonyms: energy, vigour
They set about the new task with languor.