New English Words Synonyms & Antonyms For Preparing Exam 31 October 2017
1. RUMPUS (NOUN): clamor
Synonyms: discord, fracas Antonyms: harmony, peace
Example : A rumpus of clashing metal pierced the silent night when the train derailed resulting in the cars crashing into each other.
2. CONCEDE (VERB): allow
Synonyms: cede, grant Antonyms: reject, deny
Example : After he beat me at chess five times, I had to concede he was the better player.
3. SECEDE (VERB): split from
Synonyms: quit, break with Antonyms: maintain, continue
Example : The small island nation opted to secede from its mothering country and bear its own flag.
4. ETHEREAL (ADJECTIVE): delicate
Synonyms: light, vapory Antonyms: poor, indelicate
Example : The moon came into view over the wintry landscape, its light accented by an ethereal halo.
5. CURB (NOUN): rein
Synonyms: limitation, control Synonyms: freedom, encouragement
Example : Taking a few deep breaths following a heated argument may curb your temper.
6. ANGST (NOUN): feeling of anxiety
Synonyms: agony, apprehension Antonyms: calmness, confidence
Example : A day before the fight, the inexperienced boxer was plagued with angst about losing his first match.
7. ACCOMPLICE (NOUN): aide
Synonyms: associate, ally Antonyms: opponent, enemy
Example : Jacqueline could not have committed murders in two different towns at the same time unless she had an accomplice.
8. AFTERMATH (ADJECTIVE): impact
Synonyms: outcome, consequences Antonyms: source, origin
Example : Although the aftermath was daunting, nothing could compare to the moment that the tornado struck the building.
9. BAIT (NOUN): enticement
Synonyms: allurement, attraction Antonyms: discouragement, repulsion
Example : Herrings make excellent bait for pike.
10. BAREFACED (ADJECTIVE): shameless
Synonyms: apparent, blatant Antonyms: careful, quiet
Example : She revealed his barefaced lies.