A List 111-120

111. ALLEGORY

allegory

  • Meaning The representation of abstract ideas or principles by characters, figures, or events in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form.
  • Synonyms –figuration, symbolism, symbolization, typification, apologue, fable, myth, parable.
  • Antonyms –literal, not representative, untypical.
  • Usage – Harry used an allegory to teach children a lesson about lying.

112. ALLEVIATE

alleviate

  • Meaning – Make less severe.
  • Synonyms –relieve, allay, assuage, ease, lighten, mitigate, mollify
  • Antonyms –aggravate, heighten, increase, intensify, magnify
  • Usage – The aspirin should alleviate your headache.

113. ALLEY

alley

  • Meaning –narrow passage, esp between or behind houses or other buildings, usu for pedestrians only.
  • Synonyms – // comment if you know.
  • Antonyms – //comment if you know.
  • Usage –  Alley behind the home.

114. ALLUDE / ALLUSION

allude

  • Meaning –To make an indirect reference.
  • Synonyms –refer , advert, bring up, point.
  • Antonyms –reality
  • Usage – I  wasn’t trying to allude 😉

115. ALLUVION / ALLUVIUM

alluvion

  • Meaning –The flow of water against a shore or bank., flood, Sediment deposited by flowing water, as in a riverbed, flood plain, or delta.
  • Synonyms –cataclysm, cataract, deluge, downpour, flood, freshet, inundation, Niagara, overflow, torrent.
  • Antonyms – // comment if you know.
  • Usage – Alluvium is found in the upper course of river.

116. ALMANAC

almanac

  • Meaning –annual book or calendar of months and days, giving information about the sun, moon, tides, anniversaries, etc .
  • Synonyms – // comment if you know.
  • Antonyms -// comment if you know.
  • Usage –A nautical almanac give information about the sun,moon,tide,etc.

117. ALOOF

aloof

  • Meaning – cool and remote in character; unconcerned.
  • Synonyms –unsociable, cool, reserved, solitary, standoffish, unapproachable, unbending, uncompanionable.
  • Antonyms – concerned, friendly, sociable.
  • Usage –His manner was aloof.

118. ALTAR

altar

  • Meaning –table on which bread and wine are consecrated in the Communion service .
  • Synonyms – table, bench, slab, stand, platform, dais
  • Antonyms – // comment if you know.
  • Usage –They prostrated themselves before the altar.

119. ALTERCATE / ALTERCATION

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  • Meaning –To argue or dispute vehemently.
  • Synonyms – wrangle,quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy.
  • Antonyms –agreement, concord, harmony, peace, union, unity
  • Usage – I wanted to leave the field without altercation.

120. ALMS

alms

  • Meaning –Money or goods given as charity to the poor.
  • Synonyms –charity,donation, contribution, gift, offering, handout, assistance, money
  • Antonyms – unkindness
  • Usage – after payday, steve donated alms.
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