Vocabulary Words – 15.01.2017

  1. GRAPPLE (VERB): wrestle

Synonyms: encounter, attack 

Antonyms: avoid, dodge

Example Sentence:  Aman is taught to grapple his opponent.

  1. RELISH (VERB): Cherish

Synonyms: admire, enjoy

Antonyms: dislike, hate

Example Sentence: I relished coffee at cafeteria. 

  1. CONDUCIVE (ADJECTIVE): Useful

Synonyms: contributive, helpful

Antonyms: useless, worthless

Example Sentence: This workbook is very conducive. 

  1. HAIL (VERB): Greet

Synonyms: welcome, salute

Antonyms: dishonor, disparage

Example Sentence: She hailed me so well that I became very much overwhelmed.

  1. FLAGGING (ADJECTIVE): Languid

Synonyms: fading, dwindling

Antonyms: energized, refreshed

Example Sentence: Sense of winning seems to be flagging in the troops.

  1. DECELERATE (VERB): Slow down

Synonyms: brake, slow

Antonyms: accelerate, hasten

Example Sentence:  She decelerated her car.

  1. STREAMLINED (ADJECTIVE): Modernized

Synonyms: up-to-date, sleek

Antonyms: coarse, rough

Example Sentence:  In the current scenario, streamlined business methods are the best methods.

  1. RESUSCITATE (VERB): Revive

Synonyms: invigorate, rejuvenate

Antonyms: kill, desiccate

Example Sentence: When my father was on the ventilator, the doctor was unable to resuscitate him. 

  1. ETIOLATE (VERB): Weaken

Synonyms: blanch, diminish

Antonyms: vitalize, fortify

Example Sentence: The long, stressful days etiolated Christen.

  1. AMENABILITY (NOUN): Complaisance

Synonyms: acquiescence, compliance

Antonyms: disobedience, rebellion

Example Sentence: It’s your amenability to do the given task on time. 

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