Vocabulary Words – 16.01.2017

  1. DAEMON (NOUN): Demon

Synonyms: devil, vampire 

Antonyms: angel, God

Example Sentence:  He looks like a daemon.

  1. ALLAY (VERB): Solace

Synonyms: comfort, soothe

Antonyms: irritate, agitate

Example Sentence: She allayed them. 

  1. HERETOFORE (ADVERB): Formerly

Synonyms: previously, before

Antonyms: currently, presently

Example Sentence: The license was heretofore granted to him.

  1. ADO (NOUN): Fuss

Synonyms: confusion, stir

Antonyms: calm, peace

Example Sentence: “Now, please, without further ado, explain,” he said, in an attempt to control the conversation.

  1. INGENIOUS (ADJECTIVE): skilful

Synonyms: clever, creative

Antonyms: dull, foolish

Example Sentence: She devised an ingenious scheme to hoodwink the police.

  1. PERDITION (NOUN): Hell

Synonyms: inferno, damnation

Antonyms: heaven, paradise

Example Sentence:  He alleged that the film would lead young souls into perdition.

  1. SCOURGE (NOUN): Plague

Synonyms: curse, bane

Antonyms: boon, blessing

Example Sentence:  Drugs are a scourge that is devastating our society.

  1. UPBRAID (VERB): Admonish

Synonyms: chide, castigate

Antonyms: laud, praise

Example Sentence: Daniel upbraided him. 

  1. PREMISE (NOUN): Hypothesis

Synonyms: assumption, presumption

Antonyms: fact, reality

Example Sentence: Since Gauri’s premise cannot be confirmed, her entire theory is worthless.

  1. MEEKNESS (NOUN): Humility

Synonyms: modesty, timidity

Antonyms: arrogance, boldness

Example Sentence: Raghav is a man of transcendent meekness. 

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