A List 21-30

21. ABROGATE

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  • Meaning – to abolish, to cancel by an authority.
  • Synonyms – abolish, annul, annihilate.
  • Antonyms – continue approve, retain.
  • Usage – Let us see if new laws abrogate the right to work.


22. ABSCISSION

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  • Meaning – the act or process of cutting off.
  • Synonyms – removal, cutting off, shedding, sloughing.
  • Antonyms – attach, join.
  • Usage – The picture depicts the abscission of a branch.


23. ABSCOND

abscond

  • Meaning –to depart in a sudden and secret manner, esp. to avoid capture and legal prosecution.
  • Synonyms – hide, depart, run away, flee.
  • Antonyms – arrive, stay, reappear, remain, be present.
  • Usage – Forces are searching the absconded Bin Laden.


24. ABSOLUTE

absolute

  • Meaning – Loosed from any limitation, perfect in quality and nature.
  • Synonyms – Uncontrolled, Unrestricted, Authoritative, dictatorial, autocratic.
  • Antonyms – Accountable, limited, responsible.
  • Usage – Adolf Hitler wanted the absolute power.


25. ABSOLVE

absolve

  • Meaning – to set free from an obligation or the consequences of guilt.
  • Synonyms – forgive, discharge, pardon, vindicate, set free.
  • Antonyms – charge, convict, excoriate.
  • Usage –  Lord Jesus absolves us all from our sins.


26. ABSTAIN

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  • Meaning – To refrain from something by one’s own choice.
  • Synonyms – refrain, withhold, resist.
  • Antonyms – pursue, persist.
  • Usage – Abstinence is the key of life. abstain from sex. 😉


27. ABSTRACT

abstract

  • Meaning – a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance, existing only in the mind.
  • Synonyms – theoretical, complex, conceptual, unrealistic, unpractical, hypothetical, abstract.
  • Antonyms – concrete, definite, real.
  • Usage – abstract art is very valuable these days.


28. ABSTRUSE

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  • Meaning – hard to understand.
  • Synonyms – obscure, abstract, esoteric, difficult, obsolete, recondite.
  • Antonyms – clear, easy, lucid, simple, concrete.
  • Usage – Abstruse subjects are hard to understand.


29. ABUSIVE

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  • Meaning – characterized by wrong or improper use or action, using harsh insulting language.
  • Synonyms – Insulting, slanderous, calumniating, disparage, maligning.
  • Antonyms – Praising, eulogistic, laudatory, panegyric.
  • Usage – Using abusive language and insulting prisoners.


30. ABUT

abut

  • Meaning – to touch along the border, to border upon or end at.
  • Synonyms – adjoin, border, neighbor, meet, touch.
  • Antonyms – // comment if you know
  • Usage – The 2 properties shown in Figure abut one another.