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 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

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.

A List 71-80

71. ADULTERATE

Adulteration

  • Meaning – make poorer in quality by adding another substance
  • Synonyms – alloyed, impure, dirty, mixing, debased, loaded.
  • Antonyms –clean, moral, virtuous, free, purify, refine
  • Usage – Adulterating food has become habit for some people now 😦 .

72. ADUMBRATE

Adumbrate

  • Meaning –To draw up a preliminary plan or version of, To give a sketchy outline of.
  • Synonyms – augur, bode, forecast, daft, sketch, outline.
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  • Usage – The recent development adumbrate a world – wide revolution in computer technology.

73. ADVENT

advent

  • Meaning –The coming or arrival, especially of something extremely important.
  • Synonyms – appearance, arrival, coming, start.
  • Antonyms –departure, end.
  • Usage – People preparing for the advent of lord.

74. ADVERSE / ADVERSITY

Adverse

  • Meaning – Unfavourable conditions.
  • Synonyms – antagonistic, antipathetic, opposing, unfavourable, disadvantages.
  • Antonyms – advantageous, aiding, auspicious, favorable, fortunate, helpful, lucky, propitious
  • Usage – Soldiers give up their life for ours and serve in adverse conditions to have a better life for us.

75. ADVERT

advert

  • Meaning –To call or direct attention to something.
  • Synonyms – mention, point, refer, advertise, pay attention.
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  • Usage – Advert the situation which you can’t handle.

76. ADVOCACY

advocacy

  • Meaning –The act of pleading or arguing in favor of something cause, idea.
  • Synonyms –  support.
  • Antonyms –attack, criticism, opposition, protest, rejection.
  • Usage – Advocates plead on behalf of their clients.

77. ADZ / ADZE

adze

  • Meaning –An axlike tool with a curved blade at right angles to the handle, used for shaping wood.
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  • Usage – people use it to dig and plant tree in gardens.

78. AEGIS

aegis

  • Meaning –Greek Mythology. The goatskin shield or breastplate of Zeus or Athena. Athena’s shield carried at its center the head of Medusa.
  • Synonyms – shield, backing, patronage.
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  • Usage – under the council’s aegis the new law was approved.

79. AERIE

aerie

  • Meaning –The nest of a bird, such as an eagle, built on a cliff or other high place.
  • Synonyms – nest.
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  • Usage – The condors flew to their new aerie.

80. AESTHETIC

asthetic

  • Meaning –An artistically beautiful or pleasing appearance
  • Synonyms – artistic.
  • Antonyms – ugly.  // comment here me if i wrong !!
  • Usage – aesthetic performance by the artists.