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Offline Shampa Iftakhar

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Learn a word everyday for GRE
« on: December 27, 2016, 10:15:08 AM »

Abate:   
Verb :(of something perceived as hostile, threatening, or negative) become less intense or widespread.


Synonyms:   subside, die down/away/out, lessen, ease (off), let up, decrease, diminish, moderate, decline, fade, dwindle, recede, tail 
                       off, peter out, taper off, wane, ebb, weaken, come to an end; archaicremit  , cause to become smaller or less   
                        intense,allay,dampen, tone down



Example :             a. The storm suddenly abated.
 
                          b. Maria Frederick Theresa would not abate her rights, but before she ~~at could assert them Frederick had entered   
                             Silesia and made himself master of it.
 
                        c. This action would not have been sufficient to abate the odor nuisance.

Antonyms for abate

advance,   develop, enlarge, expand, extend, forward, grow, increase, raise, rise, incite, win,amplify, enhance, intensify, magnify, prolong and revive


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Re: Learn a word everyday for GRE
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2017, 02:34:46 PM »
Aberrant:

Synonyms:

abnormal  deviant  psycho weird atypical bizarre  different  flaky mental  nonstandard  odd off-base  off-color out of line peculiar strange  unusual

Antonyms:

normal regular usual same  true



Use Aberrant in a sentence

John’s aberrant behavior is going to get him in a lot of trouble one of these days.

When the astronomer looked into the telescope, he was shocked by the sight of a star moving in an aberrant path.

If my aunt does not take her medication, she will have aberrant mood swings.

Sarah’s aberrant manners led to her being kicked out of the movie theater.

My unusual uncle has an aberrant way of tying his shoelaces.

Because my daughter has aberrant eating habits, she often eats dinner very late at night.

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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2017, 11:35:11 AM »
Synonyms and Antonyms of abeyance

a state of temporary inactivity <our weekend plans were held in abeyance until we could get a weather forecast>

Synonyms:  cold storage, deep freeze, doldrums, dormancy, holding pattern, latency, moratorium, quiescence, suspended animation, suspense, suspension

Related Words:  inaction, inertia, inertness, motionlessness; impasse, standstill; coma, hibernation, hypnosis, repose, rest, sleep, slumber, torpor; recess, recession, remission; downtime, idleness, layoff

Near Antonyms:  recommencement, renewal, resumption, resuscitation

Antonyms:  continuance, continuation

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Re: Learn a word everyday for GRE
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2017, 09:45:07 AM »

Abscond:

to get free from a dangerous or confining situation <the burglar was trying to abscond with the jewels when he tumbled down the stairs>

Synonyms: escape, break out (of), clear out, flee, fly, get out, lam, run away, run off

Related Words:  avoid, elude, evade, lose, shun; decamp, depart, elope, exit, go, leave, move, pull out, quit, sally (forth), shove (off), take off, walk out; disentangle, extricate; bring off, emancipate, enfranchise, free, liberate, loose, loosen, manumit, redeem, release, rescue, spring, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetter

Near Antonyms:  abide, dwell, hang around, linger, remain, stay, stick around, tarry; come back, return

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Re: Learn a word everyday for GRE
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2017, 01:49:17 PM »
 Abstemious:

Synonyms: restraining behavior or appetite
abstinent   ascetics  austere     continent  frugal    moderate       moderating        restrained        self-denying     self-restrained        sober      sparing        temperate

Antonyms: gluttonous greedy          hungry

Example: Gerald was abstemious at dinner and only ate a little of the food on his plate.

Because I was abstemious with alcohol when I was younger, I am still quite healthy in my later years.

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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2017, 10:42:30 AM »
Synonyms for Admonish
verb warn, strongly criticize
•   advise
•   berate
•   censure
•   chide
•   enjoin
•   exhort
•   rebuke
•   reprimand
•   scold
•   upbraid
•   warn
•   check
•   counsel
•   ding
•   forewarn
•   glue
•   growl
•   hoist
•   notice
•   rap
•   reprove
•   call down
•   call on the carpet
•   come down hard on
•   draw the line
•   give a going over
•   give a piece of one's mind
o   jack up
•   rap on knuckles
•   sit on
•   slap on wrist
•   speak to
•   
•   tell off


Antonyms for admonish
•   allow
•   compliment
•   flatter
•   laud
•   permit
•   praise
•   applaud
•   approve
•   commend
•   extol
More words related to admonish
advise ,verb. offer recommendation
•   admonish
•   advocate
•   caution
•   charge
•   commend
•   counsel
•   direct
•   dissuade
•   encourage
•   enjoin
•   exhort
•   forewarn
•   give a pointer
•   give a tip
•   guide
•   instruct
•   kibitz
•   level with
•   move
•   opine
•   point out
•   preach
•   prepare
•   prescribe
•   prompt
•   put bug in ear
•   put in two cents
•   recommend
•   steer
•   suggest
•   tout
•   update
•   urge
•   warn


Use in Sentences:
He earnestly admonished Leo, for his own sake and for Florence, to found a permanent and free state system for the republic, reminding him in terms of noble eloquence how splendid is the glory of the man who shall confer such benefits upon a people.

It has already been seen that Gibbon's early ailments all left him on the approach of manhood; thenceforward, " till admonished by the gout," he could truly boast of an immunity well-nigh perfect from every bodily complaint; an exceptionally vigorous brain, and a stomach "almost too good," united to bestow upon him a vast capacity alike for work and for enjoyment.


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Re: Learn a word everyday for GRE
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2017, 12:01:55 PM »
Aggregate :

Synonyms whole, full, sum, summation, sum total, total, totality
Related Words gross; completeness, comprehensiveness, cumulativeness, entirety; bulk, lion's share, mass; enchilada, schmear

Antonyms: Uncombined, part, particular, individual

Used in a Sentence:

The university receives more than half its aggregate income from government sources.
The team with the highest aggregate score wins.
These insects tend to aggregate [=congregate] in dark, moist places.

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Re: Learn a word everyday for GRE
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2017, 04:37:18 PM »
Use of these words in sentences are really helpful in identifying the meaning.





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Department of English, DIU

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Re: Learn a word everyday for GRE
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2017, 02:53:53 PM »
Yes, very helpful  to use in a context too. :)

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Re: Learn a word everyday for GRE
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2017, 08:46:44 PM »
good collection.
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Daffodil International University.

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Re: Learn a word everyday for GRE
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2017, 09:37:59 AM »
Effrontery : impudence, shameless, boldness, sheer nerve, presumptuousness,sass,audacity,chutzpah

                  Antonyms: modesty, politeness, care. carefulness, humility

Used in sentence:

When the defendant put his feet up on the table, the judge scolded him for his effrontery.

My cheating husband has the effrontery to accuse me of being disloyal to him.

Although I have an advanced degree in business, my boss still had the effrontery to ask me to bring him coffee.

William’s wife had the effrontery to bring her lover to the family Christmas party.

After eating two steak dinners, Charles had the effrontery to tell the waitress he was broke.

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« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2017, 12:36:51 PM »
Flout:

Synonyms:  scorn, ridicule, mock, reject, sneer, taunt,thumb nose at, outrage,repudiate

antonyms: compliment, honor, approve, please, commend, respect

Used in sentence:

People find themselves in trouble because they think they’re clever enough to flout the law without getting caught.

Once you flout the regulations of the IRS, you will likely spend a long time trying to get out of the hole you dug for yourself.

If you’re a person who likes to flout authority, you could land in jail, but you could also end up being very successful.

Safety guidelines exist for a reason, and if you flout them, there could be serious consequences.

Constance decided to flout her family’s tradition of following a medical profession and became a best-selling romance writer instead.

Many people believe that there should be a crackdown on the people who flout the welfare system.

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Re: Learn a word everyday for GRE
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2017, 01:32:58 PM »
Paucity :

Synonyms: 

 crunch, dearth, deficit, drought (also drouth), failure, famine, inadequacy, inadequateness, insufficiency, lack, lacuna, deficiency, pinch, poverty, scantiness

Antonyms

sufficiency              abundance              enough            plenty               affluence

Used in sentence:

Because of the paucity of our oil supply, we need to seek out other fuel resources.

I did not have enough to drink because Sally left only a paucity of soda in the bottle.

Even though the school claims to be a major university, it has merely a paucity of courses for students to take.

It will be difficult for me to construct the project with such a paucity of tools.

Although the government claims the unemployment rate is decreasing, there is still a paucity of jobs available.

Fortunately, when it comes to protecting our environment, we have more than a paucity of options for going green.

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Re: Learn a word everyday for GRE
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2017, 12:25:54 PM »
nice
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Re: Learn a word everyday for GRE
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2017, 10:46:55 AM »
Casanova: A smooth-talking charmer who has mastered the art of finding, meeting, attracting and seducing beautiful women into the bedroom. One he accomplishes his goal, he leaves the woman in fear of having a relationship and proceeds to find his next conquest.

Synonyms:  ladies' man
admirer, cad , Lothario, lover, paramour, Romeo, wolf, womanizer, Don Juan

Antonym: Enemy

Used in Sentence: Beware of casanova!!