A List 11-20

11. ABJURE

renounce

  • Meaning – to renounce upon oath, to give up.
  • Synonyms – renounce, repudiate, forswear, recant.
  • Antonyms – desire, wish, long for.
  • Usage – Mr. Bush abjured his rights.


12. ABLUTION

ablution

  • Meaning – the act of washing or cleansing as a religious rite.
  • Synonyms – bath, washing, cleaning.
  • Antonyms – // comment if you know
  • Usage – Man taking ablution in the pure waters of Ganga.


13. ABNEGATION

abnegation

  • Meaning – to deny oneself, self-denial, self-renunciation.
  • Synonyms – give up, renunciation, denial, relinquish.
  • Antonyms – assert, assume, defend, defy, hold, remain, retain, usurp.
  • Usage – Swami Vivekananda abnegated all the luxurious of material life.


14. ABODE

abode

  • Meaning – A place where someone lives.
  • Synonyms – residence, home, dwelling place, house, place.
  • Antonyms – // comment if you know
  • Usage – The dream abode.


15. ABOLISH

abolish

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  • Meaning –put an end to, to make null.
  • Synonyms – annul, terminate, nullify, cancel, abrogate.
  • Antonyms – continue, approve, retain.
  • Usage – World should abolish nuclear weapons as well as work :).


16. ABOMINABLE

hate1

  • Meaning – unpleasant, causing disgust.
  • Synonyms – abhor, hatred, detestable, loathe.
  • Antonyms – love, adore, admire, worship.
  • Usage – everyone abominates terrorists.


17. ABORIGINAL

aboriginal

  • Meaning – having existed in a region from the beginning.
  • Synonyms – indigenous, native, originals.
  • Antonyms – immigrant, foreigner, incomer.
  • Usage – Its difficult to find  aboriginals in metros.


18. ABRADE

abradeabrade

  • Meaning – to wear down or tear away by friction.
  • Synonyms – chafe, rub off, wear away, erase, erode, scour, scrape.
  • Antonyms – smooth.
  • Usage – Frequent brakes abrade tyres fast.


19. ABRASIVE

abrasive-1

  • Meaning – Harsh and rough in manner, substance that abrades.
  • Synonyms – scape, rough.
  • Antonyms – likable, pleasant, smooth soft, pleasing.
  • Usage – abrasive brushes.


20. ABRIDGE

abridge

  • Meaning – to cut short, to reduce the length.
  • Synonyms – condense, shorten, abbreviate, reduce.
  • Antonyms – elaborate, expand, extend, increase, lengthen.
  • Usage – The London bridge abridges the gap between two islands.


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3 Responses

  1. Great work!!Good for people who are not preparing for any competetive exams but want to improv their vocabulary.Keep adding more.

    Thanks,
    Rachit.

  2. very good work, where are the other meanings and pictures This is one of the best approaches for learning language and for competitive tests

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