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A List 141-150

141. AMNESIA

Amnesia

  • MeaningPartial or total loss of memory.
  • Synonyms – Memory loss, blackout.
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  • Usage – He suffered from temporary amnesia after the accident and could not remember anything for a while.

142. AMNESTY

amnesty

  • Meaning – A general pardon granted by a government, especially for political offenses.
  • Synonyms – absolution, condonation, excuse, forgiveness, pardon, remission.
  • Antonyms – Arrest.
  • Usage – The prisoner pleaded for amnesty.

143. AMOK / AMUCK

amok

  • Meaning – to run about in a violent frenzy.
  • Synonyms -amuck, berserk, demoniac, demoniacal, possessed, murderously
  • Antonyms – Non-destructive, controlled.
  • Usage – Run amok.

144. AMOROUS

amorous

  • Meaning – Strongly attracted or disposed to love, especially sexual love.
  • Synonyms – amative, concupiscent, erotic, lascivious, lecherous, lewd, libidinous, lustful, lusty, passionate, prurient, sexy.
  • Antonyms – cold, cool, frigid, hateful, indifferent, unfriendly
  • Usage – Sarah’s amorous adventures were great fun in Paris.

145. AMOUR

amour

  • Meaning – A love affair, especially an illicit one.
  • Synonyms – affair, love, love affair, romance.
  • Antonyms – dislike, hate, hatred.
  • Usage – Oh, what a dear ravishing thing is the beginning of an Amour!

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146. AMORPHOUS

amorphous

  • Meaning – Lacking definite form; shapeless.
  • Synonyms – formless, inchoate, shapeless, unformed, unshaped.
  • Antonyms – definite, distinct, distinctive, shaped, shapely.
  • Usage – Gelatin is amorphous until it is placed in a mold.

147. AMPHIBIAN

Amphibian

  • Meaning – An animal capable of living both on land and in water.
  • Synonyms – amphibious
  • Antonyms – aquatic, terrestrial.
  • Usage – Frogs are amphibians.

148. AMPHITHEATER ( *RE)

amphitheater

  • Meaning – a round or oval building with an open space (arena) surrounded by rising rows of seats
  • Synonyms -coliseum, amphitheatre.
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  • Usage – It will be a natural amphitheater with waterfalls perfumed by tropical flowers.

149. AMPLITUDE

amplitude

  • Meaning – Greatness of size; magnitude.
  • Synonyms – bulk, magnitude, mass, size, volume, bigness, greatness, largeness, magnitude, sizableness,
  • Antonyms – rareness, emptiness, incompleteness, need, void, want.
  • Usage – The wave amplitude varies from zero ( nodes ) to a maximum, half way between the nodes.

150. AMPLE

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  • Meaning- large in size, extent, scope, more than enough; abundant.
  • Synonyms – sufficient, adequate, abundant, plentiful, spacious, roomy, extensive.
  • Antonyms – insufficient, meager, not enough.
  • Usage – Ample parking for two or three cars.

A List 131-140

131. AMBIVALENCE

Ambivalence

  • MeaningThe coexistence of opposing attitudes or feelings, such as love and hate, toward a person, object, or idea.
  • Synonyms – equivocation, ambivalency.
  • Antonyms – certainty, decisiveness
  • Usage – In the short term, such ambivalence is not a problem.

132. AMBULATE / AMBLE

ambulate

  • Meaning – To walk slowly or leisurely; stroll.
  • Synonyms – meander, perambulate, promenade, ramble, saunter, stroll, wander.
  • Antonyms – run.
  • Usage – The patient was allowed to ambulate in the room.

133. AMBUSH

ambush

  • Meaning – The act of lying in wait to attack by surprise.
  • Synonyms – ambush, ambuscade, bushwhack, waylay.
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  • Usage – They suspected an ambush.

134. AMELIORATE

ameliorate

  • Meaning – To make or become better; improve.
  • Synonyms – better , improve , meliorate, amend, help, upgrade.
  • Antonyms – worsen.
  • Usage – It can be ameliorated by prior treatment with a pulse of corticosteroids.

135. AMENABLE

amenable

  • Meaning – willing to be influenced or controlled.
  • Synonyms – biddable, compliant, conformable, docile, obedient, submissive, supple, tractable.
  • Antonyms – irresponsible, not responsible, unaccountable, unanswerable, unchargeable, intractable, nonconforming, uncooperative, unwilling.
  • Usage – We are all amenable to the law.

136. AMICABLE

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  • Meaning – Characterized by or exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; friendly.
  • Synonyms - friendly, neighborly, warmhearted.
  • Antonyms - unfriendly, hostile.
  • Usage – An amicable settlement was reached.

137. AMITY

amity

  • Meaning – friendly relationship between people or countries.
  • Synonyms – friendship, cordiality.
  • Antonyms – discord, dislike, hatred, hostility.
  • Usage – Amity between the two nation will contribute to the prosperity of the region.

138. AMEND

amend

  • Meaning – To change for the better; improve.
  • Synonyms – rectify , remediate , remedy , repair, correct, emend, mend, redress, reform, right.
  • Antonyms – blemish, corrupt, debase, depress, harm, impair, injure, mar, reduce, subtract, worsen.
  • Usage – Lets try to amend our relationship.

139. AMENITIES

amenities

  • Meaning – things that make you comfortable and at ease.
  • Synonyms – comforts , conveniences , creature comforts.
  • Antonyms – abomination, inconvenience, disruption, misbehavior
  • Usage – The job offered me a great pay and various amenities.

140. AMISS

amiss

  • Meaning – Out of proper order.
  • Synonyms – afield, astray, awry, wrong, imperfectly.
  • Antonyms – good, right, well.
  • Usage – Something is amiss.

A List 121-130

121. ALOFT

aloft

  • MeaningIn or into a high place; high or higher up.
  • Synonyms – upward, skyward.
  • Antonyms – down.
  • Usage – Birds perching aloft telephone wires.

122. ALTO

alto

  • Meaning – A low female singing voice.
  • Synonyms – bass, contralto, deep, low, low-pitched.
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  • Usage – Frieda could only sing her part as an alto.

123. ALTRUISM / ALTRUIST

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  • Meaning – principle of considering the welfare and happiness of others before one’s own.
  • Synonyms – charitable, benevolent, eleemosynary, good, humane, humanitarian, philanthropic.
  • Antonyms – egocentrism, self-centeredness, self-concern, self-interest, egoism.
  • Usage – Altruism is an important ideal, one should follow.

124. AMALGAM

Amalgam

  • Meaning – Any of various alloys of mercury with other metals.
  • Synonyms – admixture, amalgamation, blend, commixture, fusion, merger, mix, mixture.
  • Antonyms – division, separation.
  • Usage – The dentist used amalgam to fill my teeth.

125. AMATORY

AMATORy

  • Meaning – expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance.
  • Synonyms – amorous, aphrodisiac, erotic, lascivious, salacious, sexual, sexy.
  • Antonyms – hateful, unfriendly.
  • Usage – An amatory literature.

126. AMBIDEXTROUS

ambidextrous

  • Meaning – Able to use both hands with equally well.
  • Synonyms – skilled, adroit.
  • Antonyms – left-handed, right-handed.
  • Usage – Nina could play the guitar easily because she was ambidextrous.

127. AMAZON

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  • Meaning – a strong and powerful woman, female warrior.
  • Synonyms – virago.
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  • Usage – Does anyone know how to contact amazon by phone?

128. AMBIENCE

ambience

  • Meaning – the atmosphere of a place, a particular environment or surrounding influence.
  • Synonyms – air, atmosphere, aura, feel, feeling, mood, smell, tone.
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  • Usage – Each of the bedrooms are individually designed to reflect the unique ambiance of the hotel.

129. AMBIGUOUS

ambiguous

  • Meaning -Open to more than one interpretation.
  • Synonyms – equivocal, obscure, recondite, abstruse, vague, cryptic, enigmatic.
  • Antonyms – clear, definite, explicit, lucid
  • Usage – An ambiguous reply.

130. AMBROSIA

Ambrosia

  • Meaning – The food of the gods, thought to confer immortality.
  • Synonyms – beebread, bitterweed, nectar.
  • Antonyms – // Comment if you know.
  • Usage – Why, I’ll have you know that Kentucky bourbon is the ambrosia of the gods!

A List 111-120

111. ALLEGORY

allegory

  • Meaning The representation of abstract ideas or principles by characters, figures, or events in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form.
  • Synonyms -figuration, symbolism, symbolization, typification, apologue, fable, myth, parable.
  • Antonyms -literal, not representative, untypical.
  • Usage – Harry used an allegory to teach children a lesson about lying.

112. ALLEVIATE

alleviate

  • Meaning – Make less severe.
  • Synonyms -relieve, allay, assuage, ease, lighten, mitigate, mollify
  • Antonyms -aggravate, heighten, increase, intensify, magnify
  • Usage – The aspirin should alleviate your headache.

113. ALLEY

alley

  • Meaning -narrow passage, esp between or behind houses or other buildings, usu for pedestrians only.
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  • Usage –  Alley behind the home.

114. ALLUDE / ALLUSION

allude

  • Meaning -To make an indirect reference.
  • Synonyms -refer , advert, bring up, point.
  • Antonyms -reality
  • Usage – I  wasn’t trying to allude ;)

115. ALLUVION / ALLUVIUM

alluvion

  • Meaning -The flow of water against a shore or bank., flood, Sediment deposited by flowing water, as in a riverbed, flood plain, or delta.
  • Synonyms -cataclysm, cataract, deluge, downpour, flood, freshet, inundation, Niagara, overflow, torrent.
  • Antonyms – // comment if you know.
  • Usage – Alluvium is found in the upper course of river.

116. ALMANAC

almanac

  • Meaning -annual book or calendar of months and days, giving information about the sun, moon, tides, anniversaries, etc .
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  • Usage -A nautical almanac give information about the sun,moon,tide,etc.

117. ALOOF

aloof

  • Meaning – cool and remote in character; unconcerned.
  • Synonyms -unsociable, cool, reserved, solitary, standoffish, unapproachable, unbending, uncompanionable.
  • Antonyms – concerned, friendly, sociable.
  • Usage -His manner was aloof.

118. ALTAR

altar

  • Meaning -table on which bread and wine are consecrated in the Communion service .
  • Synonyms - table, bench, slab, stand, platform, dais
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  • Usage -They prostrated themselves before the altar.

119. ALTERCATE / ALTERCATION

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  • Meaning -To argue or dispute vehemently.
  • Synonyms – wrangle,quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy.
  • Antonyms -agreement, concord, harmony, peace, union, unity
  • Usage – I wanted to leave the field without altercation.

120. ALMS

alms

  • Meaning -Money or goods given as charity to the poor.
  • Synonyms -charity,donation, contribution, gift, offering, handout, assistance, money
  • Antonyms – unkindness
  • Usage – after payday, steve donated alms.

A List 101-110

101. AIRY

airy

  • Meaning -High in the air; lofty,Open to the air.
  • Synonyms -aerial, atmospheric, pneumatic,breezy, buoyant, debonair, jaunty.
  • Antonyms -burdensome, heavy,close, closed, oppressive, stuffy.
  • Usage – The office was light and airy.

102. ALABASTER

alabaster

  • Meaning -A pale yellowish pink to yellowish gray.
  • Synonyms -fair, ivory, light, pale.
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  • Usage – I found an alabaster while playing by seashore.

103. ALACRITY

alacrity

  • Meaning -prompt and eager readiness.
  • Synonyms -dispatch, expedition, goodwill, promptitude, readiness.
  • Antonyms -apathy, aversion, disinclination, dullness, indifference, reluctance, slowness, unwillingness.
  • Usage -He accepted his offer with alacrity.

104. ALBINO

albino

  • Meaning -person or animal born with no colouring pigment in the skin and hair (which are white) and the eyes (which are pink).
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  • Antonyms – //
  • Usage -The condition of being an albino.

105. ALCHEMY

alchemy

  • Meaning -medieval form of chemistry.
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  • Usage – Picture depicting medieval chemistry symbols.

106. ALCOVE

alcove

  • Meaning -A semi-circular, steep-sided cavity on a rock outcrop, caused by water erosion, especially spring-sapping.
    • small space in a room
  • Synonyms – nook, recess.
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  • Usage -The bed fits neatly into the alcove.

107. ALDER

alder

  • Meaning -tree of the birch family, usu growing in marshy places.
  • Synonyms – //
  • Antonyms – //
  • Usage – Picture showing the alder tree.

108. ALIEN / ALIENATE

alein

  • Meaning -A person from another and very different family, people, or place, to become unfriendly or indifferent.
  • Synonyms -exotic, foreign, strange, newcomer, outlander, outsider, stranger
  • Antonyms -akin, appropriate, native, proper citizen, countryman, national,  settler.
  • Usage – Have you seen movie alien vs predator ?

109. ALLAY

allay1

  • Meaning -To calm or pacify, to relieve.
  • Synonyms - alleviate, assuage, comfort, ease, lessen, lighten, mitigate, palliate, relieve.
  • Antonyms -intensify, provoke, stir, worsen.
  • Usage – Pain killer drugs allay pain.

110. ALLEGE

allege

  • Meaning -To assert without or before proof.
  • Synonyms -affirm, argue, assert, asseverate, aver, avouch, avow, claim, contend, declare, hold, maintain, say, state.
  • Antonyms -contradict, deny, disagree, dissent, object, protest, repudiate.
  • Usage -They police allege that the man was murdered but they have given no proof.

A List 91-100

91. AGGRANDIZE

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  • Meaning - to make appear great or greater:praise highly
  • Synonyms – amplify, augment, boost, build, burgeon, magnify, multiply, glorify.
  • Antonyms -belittle, debase, degrade, depress, disgrace, humble, lower.
  • Usage -The king wanted to aggrandize himself and his kingdom.

92. AGGRAVATE

aggravate

  • Meaning -make worse or more serious.
  • Synonyms -intensify, deepen, enhance, heighten, intensate, magnify
  • Antonyms -appease, gladden, make happy, mollify, soften, alleviate, help, improve, relieve, soothe.
  • Usage -Threats only served to aggravate people in such cases.

93. AGGREGATE

aggregate

  • Meaning -Composed of a mixture of minerals separable by mechanical means.
  • Synonyms – amount, sum, summation, total, gross, whole.
  • Antonyms -individual, part, particular,break up, disperse, divide.
  • Usage – aggregate stockpiled for additional underground drains.

94. AGGRESS / AGGRESSION

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  • Meaning -To initiate an attack, war, quarrel, or fight.
  • Synonyms – assail, assault, attack, beset, strike.
  • Antonyms -meekness
  • Usage -Aggression, the writer’s main source of energy.Ted Solotaroff

95. AGGRIEVE

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  • Meaning -to give pain or trouble to.
  • Synonyms - distress, grieve, hurt, injure, pain, oppress, outrage, wound.
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  • Usage – Deer was aggrieved by the leopard’s attack.

96. AGHAST

aghast

  • Meaning -filled with horror or amazement.
  • Synonyms – shock, terror, amazement,afraid, apprehensive, fearful, fearsome, funky, panicky.
  • Antonyms -unsurprised.
  • Usage – John stood aghast looking the report card.

97. AGITATE

agitate1

  • Meaning – cause anxiety to (a person, his feelings, etc).
  • Synonyms - churn, convulse, rock, shake,bother, discompose, disquiet, distract, disturb.
  • Antonyms - calm, not bother, quiet, soothe,tranquilize.
  • Usage – She was agitated by the attacks.

98. AGNOSTIC

agnostic

  • Meaning -One who is skeptical about the existence of God but does not profess true atheism.
  • Synonyms – doubter, non-believer, non-committed.
  • Antonyms – believer, gnostic.
  • Usage – are you an agnostic fellow ?

99. AGOG

agog

  • Meaning -Full of keen anticipation or excitement; eager.
  • Synonyms - ardent, athirst, avid, bursting, eager, impatient, keen, solicitous, thirsting, thirsty.
  • Antonyms -incurious, uninterested.
  • Usage – are you agog to learn more words ?

100. AGRARIAN

agrarian

  • Meaning -Relating to or concerning the land and its ownership, cultivation, and tenure.
  • Synonyms - agricultural, farming
  • Antonyms – // comment if you know.
  • Usage – A movement for equitable distribution of land and for agrarian reform.
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