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 findĀ  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

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  • 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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