A List 51-60

51. ACTUARY

actuary

  • Meaning – A statistician who computes insurance risks and premiums.
  • Synonyms – analyst,auditor, bookkeeper,calculator,clerk,comptroller, public accountant, reckoner.
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  • Usage – actuaries estimate the preferred interest rates of insurance companies.

52. ACTUATE

Actuate

  • Meaning –To put into motion or action; activate; Motivate.
  • Synonyms – drive,impel,mobilize,activate,motivate.
  • Antonyms – impede, stop.
  • Usage – crisis actuate employees to work hard.

53. ACUMEN

Acumen

  • Meaning –ability to understand and judge things quickly and clearly.
  • Synonyms – shrewdness, astuteness, sagacity.
  • Antonyms – denseness, ignorance, inability, ineptness, obtuseness, stupidity
  • Usage – Einstein approached matters with great acumen

54. ACUTE

acute

  • Meaning –Extremely sharp or severe; intense;
  • Synonyms – sharp, pointed, sensitive, shrill.
  • Antonyms –dense, imperceptive, insensitive,blunt, dull
  • Usage – Sitting infront of computer for long hours causes acute back pains.

55. ADAMANT

adamant

  • Meaning –An extremely hard, firmly or stubbornly determined.
  • Synonyms – die-hard, grim, implacable,stubborn,rigid
  • Antonyms – flexible, soft, supple
  • Usage – Dogs can be adamant at times

56. ADAGE

adage

  • Meaning –A pithy statement expressing an observation or principle generally accepted as wise or true,
  • Synonyms – aphorism, maxim, proverb, saying.
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  • Usage – She said she always believed in the old adage,’Leave them while you’re looking good.’      -Loos, Anita

57. ADDENDUM

addendum

  • Meaning –Something added or to be added, especially a supplement to a book.
  • Synonyms – supplement, appendix, postscript.
  • Antonyms – // comment if you know.
  • Usage –This is an addendum to the book.

58. ADDLE

addle

  • Meaning – to become confused.
  • Synonyms – confuse, muddle, bewilder.
  • Antonyms –clear, understanding
  • Usage – My Brain is addled by the volume of this work.

59. ADDUCE

adduce

  • Meaning – to cite as an example or means of proof in an argument.
  • Synonyms – cite, present, abduce.
  • Antonyms – // comment if you know.
  • Usage – The picture adduce the fact of evolution.

60. ADEPT

adept1

  • Meaning –A highly skilled person; an expert.
  • Synonyms – expert,master,skillful,proficient.
  • Antonyms –awkward, clumsy, incompetent, inept, unskilled.
  • Usage – There is great demand for adept employees these days.
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