A List 91-100

91. AGGRANDIZE

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  • Meaning – to make appear great or greater:praise highly
  • Synonyms – amplify, augment, boost, build, burgeon, magnify, multiply, glorify.
  • Antonyms –belittle, debase, degrade, depress, disgrace, humble, lower.
  • Usage –The king wanted to aggrandize himself and his kingdom.

92. AGGRAVATE

aggravate

  • Meaning –make worse or more serious.
  • Synonyms –intensify, deepen, enhance, heighten, intensate, magnify
  • Antonyms –appease, gladden, make happy, mollify, soften, alleviate, help, improve, relieve, soothe.
  • Usage –Threats only served to aggravate people in such cases.

93. AGGREGATE

aggregate

  • Meaning –Composed of a mixture of minerals separable by mechanical means.
  • Synonyms – amount, sum, summation, total, gross, whole.
  • Antonyms –individual, part, particular,break up, disperse, divide.
  • Usage – aggregate stockpiled for additional underground drains.

94. AGGRESS / AGGRESSION

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  • Meaning –To initiate an attack, war, quarrel, or fight.
  • Synonyms – assail, assault, attack, beset, strike.
  • Antonyms –meekness
  • Usage –Aggression, the writer’s main source of energy.Ted Solotaroff

95. AGGRIEVE

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  • Meaning –to give pain or trouble to.
  • Synonyms – distress, grieve, hurt, injure, pain, oppress, outrage, wound.
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  • Usage – Deer was aggrieved by the leopard’s attack.

96. AGHAST

aghast

  • Meaning –filled with horror or amazement.
  • Synonyms – shock, terror, amazement,afraid, apprehensive, fearful, fearsome, funky, panicky.
  • Antonyms –unsurprised.
  • Usage – John stood aghast looking the report card.

97. AGITATE

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  • Meaning – cause anxiety to (a person, his feelings, etc).
  • Synonyms – churn, convulse, rock, shake,bother, discompose, disquiet, distract, disturb.
  • Antonyms – calm, not bother, quiet, soothe,tranquilize.
  • Usage – She was agitated by the attacks.

98. AGNOSTIC

agnostic

  • Meaning –One who is skeptical about the existence of God but does not profess true atheism.
  • Synonyms – doubter, non-believer, non-committed.
  • Antonyms – believer, gnostic.
  • Usage – are you an agnostic fellow ?

99. AGOG

agog

  • Meaning –Full of keen anticipation or excitement; eager.
  • Synonyms – ardent, athirst, avid, bursting, eager, impatient, keen, solicitous, thirsting, thirsty.
  • Antonyms –incurious, uninterested.
  • Usage – are you agog to learn more words ?

100. AGRARIAN

agrarian

  • Meaning –Relating to or concerning the land and its ownership, cultivation, and tenure.
  • Synonyms – agricultural, farming
  • Antonyms – // comment if you know.
  • Usage – A movement for equitable distribution of land and for agrarian reform.
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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

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  • 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

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  • 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.