A List 141-150

141. AMNESIA

Amnesia

  • MeaningPartial or total loss of memory.
  • Synonyms – Memory loss, blackout.
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  • Usage – He suffered from temporary amnesia after the accident and could not remember anything for a while.

142. AMNESTY

amnesty

  • Meaning – A general pardon granted by a government, especially for political offenses.
  • Synonyms – absolution, condonation, excuse, forgiveness, pardon, remission.
  • Antonyms – Arrest.
  • Usage – The prisoner pleaded for amnesty.

143. AMOK / AMUCK

amok

  • Meaning – to run about in a violent frenzy.
  • Synonyms –amuck, berserk, demoniac, demoniacal, possessed, murderously
  • Antonyms – Non-destructive, controlled.
  • Usage – Run amok.

144. AMOROUS

amorous

  • Meaning – Strongly attracted or disposed to love, especially sexual love.
  • Synonyms – amative, concupiscent, erotic, lascivious, lecherous, lewd, libidinous, lustful, lusty, passionate, prurient, sexy.
  • Antonyms – cold, cool, frigid, hateful, indifferent, unfriendly
  • Usage – Sarah’s amorous adventures were great fun in Paris.

145. AMOUR

amour

  • Meaning – A love affair, especially an illicit one.
  • Synonyms – affair, love, love affair, romance.
  • Antonyms – dislike, hate, hatred.
  • Usage – Oh, what a dear ravishing thing is the beginning of an Amour!

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146. AMORPHOUS

amorphous

  • Meaning – Lacking definite form; shapeless.
  • Synonyms – formless, inchoate, shapeless, unformed, unshaped.
  • Antonyms – definite, distinct, distinctive, shaped, shapely.
  • Usage – Gelatin is amorphous until it is placed in a mold.

147. AMPHIBIAN

Amphibian

  • Meaning – An animal capable of living both on land and in water.
  • Synonyms – amphibious
  • Antonyms – aquatic, terrestrial.
  • Usage – Frogs are amphibians.

148. AMPHITHEATER ( *RE)

amphitheater

  • Meaning – a round or oval building with an open space (arena) surrounded by rising rows of seats
  • Synonyms –coliseum, amphitheatre.
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  • Usage – It will be a natural amphitheater with waterfalls perfumed by tropical flowers.

149. AMPLITUDE

amplitude

  • Meaning – Greatness of size; magnitude.
  • Synonyms – bulk, magnitude, mass, size, volume, bigness, greatness, largeness, magnitude, sizableness,
  • Antonyms – rareness, emptiness, incompleteness, need, void, want.
  • Usage – The wave amplitude varies from zero ( nodes ) to a maximum, half way between the nodes.

150. AMPLE

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  • Meaning- large in size, extent, scope, more than enough; abundant.
  • Synonyms – sufficient, adequate, abundant, plentiful, spacious, roomy, extensive.
  • Antonyms – insufficient, meager, not enough.
  • Usage – Ample parking for two or three cars.
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A List 131-140

131. AMBIVALENCE

Ambivalence

  • MeaningThe coexistence of opposing attitudes or feelings, such as love and hate, toward a person, object, or idea.
  • Synonyms – equivocation, ambivalency.
  • Antonyms – certainty, decisiveness
  • Usage – In the short term, such ambivalence is not a problem.

132. AMBULATE / AMBLE

ambulate

  • Meaning – To walk slowly or leisurely; stroll.
  • Synonyms – meander, perambulate, promenade, ramble, saunter, stroll, wander.
  • Antonyms – run.
  • Usage – The patient was allowed to ambulate in the room.

133. AMBUSH

ambush

  • Meaning – The act of lying in wait to attack by surprise.
  • Synonyms – ambush, ambuscade, bushwhack, waylay.
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  • Usage – They suspected an ambush.

134. AMELIORATE

ameliorate

  • Meaning – To make or become better; improve.
  • Synonyms – better , improve , meliorate, amend, help, upgrade.
  • Antonyms – worsen.
  • Usage – It can be ameliorated by prior treatment with a pulse of corticosteroids.

135. AMENABLE

amenable

  • Meaning – willing to be influenced or controlled.
  • Synonyms – biddable, compliant, conformable, docile, obedient, submissive, supple, tractable.
  • Antonyms – irresponsible, not responsible, unaccountable, unanswerable, unchargeable, intractable, nonconforming, uncooperative, unwilling.
  • Usage – We are all amenable to the law.

136. AMICABLE

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  • Meaning – Characterized by or exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; friendly.
  • Synonyms – friendly, neighborly, warmhearted.
  • Antonyms – unfriendly, hostile.
  • Usage – An amicable settlement was reached.

137. AMITY

amity

  • Meaning – friendly relationship between people or countries.
  • Synonyms – friendship, cordiality.
  • Antonyms – discord, dislike, hatred, hostility.
  • Usage – Amity between the two nation will contribute to the prosperity of the region.

138. AMEND

amend

  • Meaning – To change for the better; improve.
  • Synonyms – rectify , remediate , remedy , repair, correct, emend, mend,┬áredress, reform, right.
  • Antonyms – blemish, corrupt, debase, depress, harm, impair, injure, mar, reduce, subtract, worsen.
  • Usage – Lets try to amend our relationship.

139. AMENITIES

amenities

  • Meaning – things that make you comfortable and at ease.
  • Synonyms – comforts , conveniences , creature comforts.
  • Antonyms – abomination, inconvenience, disruption, misbehavior
  • Usage – The job offered me a great pay and various amenities.

140. AMISS

amiss

  • Meaning – Out of proper order.
  • Synonyms – afield, astray, awry, wrong, imperfectly.
  • Antonyms – good, right, well.
  • Usage – Something is amiss.

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

aggress1

  • 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

aggrieve1

  • 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

agitate1

  • 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
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  • Usage – A movement for equitable distribution of land and for agrarian reform.