A List 101-110

101. AIRY

airy

  • MeaningHigh 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.
  • Antonyms – // comment if you know
  • 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).
  • Synonyms –  //
  • Antonyms – //
  • Usage –The condition of being an albino.

105. ALCHEMY

alchemy

  • Meaning –medieval form of chemistry.
  • Synonyms – //
  • Antonyms – //
  • 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.
  • Antonyms – //
  • 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.
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