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

amicable1

  • 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, redress, 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 121-130

121. ALOFT

aloft

  • MeaningIn or into a high place; high or higher up.
  • Synonyms – upward, skyward.
  • Antonyms – down.
  • Usage – Birds perching aloft telephone wires.

122. ALTO

alto

  • Meaning – A low female singing voice.
  • Synonyms – bass, contralto, deep, low, low-pitched.
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  • Usage – Frieda could only sing her part as an alto.

123. ALTRUISM / ALTRUIST

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  • Meaning – principle of considering the welfare and happiness of others before one’s own.
  • Synonyms – charitable, benevolent, eleemosynary, good, humane, humanitarian, philanthropic.
  • Antonyms – egocentrism, self-centeredness, self-concern, self-interest, egoism.
  • Usage – Altruism is an important ideal, one should follow.

124. AMALGAM

Amalgam

  • Meaning – Any of various alloys of mercury with other metals.
  • Synonyms – admixture, amalgamation, blend, commixture, fusion, merger, mix, mixture.
  • Antonyms – division, separation.
  • Usage – The dentist used amalgam to fill my teeth.

125. AMATORY

AMATORy

  • Meaning – expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance.
  • Synonyms – amorous, aphrodisiac, erotic, lascivious, salacious, sexual, sexy.
  • Antonyms – hateful, unfriendly.
  • Usage – An amatory literature.

126. AMBIDEXTROUS

ambidextrous

  • Meaning – Able to use both hands with equally well.
  • Synonyms – skilled, adroit.
  • Antonyms – left-handed, right-handed.
  • Usage – Nina could play the guitar easily because she was ambidextrous.

127. AMAZON

amazon

  • Meaning – a strong and powerful woman, female warrior.
  • Synonyms – virago.
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  • Usage – Does anyone know how to contact amazon by phone?

128. AMBIENCE

ambience

  • Meaning – the atmosphere of a place, a particular environment or surrounding influence.
  • Synonyms – air, atmosphere, aura, feel, feeling, mood, smell, tone.
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  • Usage – Each of the bedrooms are individually designed to reflect the unique ambiance of the hotel.

129. AMBIGUOUS

ambiguous

  • Meaning –Open to more than one interpretation.
  • Synonyms – equivocal, obscure, recondite, abstruse, vague, cryptic, enigmatic.
  • Antonyms – clear, definite, explicit, lucid
  • Usage – An ambiguous reply.

130. AMBROSIA

Ambrosia

  • Meaning – The food of the gods, thought to confer immortality.
  • Synonyms – beebread, bitterweed, nectar.
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  • Usage – Why, I’ll have you know that Kentucky bourbon is the ambrosia of the gods!

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.

A List 81-90

81. AEROSTAT

aerostat

  • Meaning – A balloon or other apparatus floating in or sustained by the air.
  • Synonyms – Balloon
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  • Usage –Aerostats are used for lifting military airborne radar equipment.

82. AFFABLE

affable

  • Meaning –Easy and pleasant to speak to; approachable.
  • Synonyms –gracious, congenial, cordial, genial, sociable,sonsy, amiable, genial.
  • Antonyms –complaining, disdainful, grouchy, grumbling, impolite, miserable, reserved, surly, unfriendly.
  • Usage –  affable kitty gives everyone hugs.

83. AFFECT

affect

  • Meaning –Have an influence on,  produce an effect on.
  • Synonyms – influence, touch, move, impress, assume, fake.
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  • Usage – This article will affect my thinking.

84. AFFECTATION

affectation

  • Meaning –A particular habit, as of speech or dress, adopted to give a false impression.
  • Synonyms – pose, pretense.
  • Antonyms –naturalness, simplicity
  • Usage –Freedom from affectation or embarrassment.

85. AFFILIATE

affiliate

  • Meaning –A person, organization, or establishment associated with another as a subordinate, subsidiary, or member.
  • Synonyms – ally, associate, bind, combine, connect, join.
  • Antonyms –disjoin, separate, stay away.
  • Usage –  want to affiliate with the association above?

86. AFFRONT

affront

  • Meaning –To insult intentionally, especially openly
  • Synonyms – huff, insult, miff, offend, outrage.
  • Antonyms –appeasement, compliment, pleasantry, gratify, mollify, placate, please, satisfy, soothe.
  • Usage – People don’t tolerate affront and commit suicide.

87. AFOOT

Afoot

  • Meaning –In the process of being carried out.
  • Synonyms – walking, underway, on foot.
  • Antonyms – nonmoving, unmoving, nonsurrent.
  • Usage – did u came all the way afoot?

88. AGAPE

agape

  • Meaning –In a state of wonder or amazement, as with the mouth wide open.
  • Synonyms – aghast, ajar, opened, overwhelmed, shocked.
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  • Usage – Dazzles the crowd and sets them all agape. –Milton.

89. AGILE

agile

  • Meaning –Characterized by quickness, lightness, and ease of movement.
  • Synonyms – quick, nimble, brisk, facile.
  • Antonyms –brittle, clumsy, stiff
  • Usage – dogs are extremely agile.

90. AGGLOMERATE

agglomerate

  • Meaning –become collected into a mass.
  • Synonyms – accrue, accumulate, aggregate, amass, collect.
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  • Usage – The system determine the size and distribution of the agglomerate.

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.

A List 61-70

61. ADIEU

adieu

  • Meaning –Used to express farewell
  • Synonyms – farewell, goodbye, parting
  • Antonyms – greeting,hello
  • Usage –Bidding them adieu we departed.

62. ADJUDGE

adjudge

  • Meaning –To award by law,To determine or decide by judicial procedure.
  • Synonyms – decide, decree,determine, judge,rule umpire.
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  • Usage –A person adjudged guilty is one who has been convicted in court.

63. ADJUNCT

Adjunct

  • Meaning –Something attached to another in a dependent or subordinate position.
  • Synonyms  – accessory, supplement, attachment.
  • Antonyms –detriment, lessening, subtraction
  • Usage – PCC looking for adjunct faculty through job fair.

64. ADJURATION

adjuration

  • Meaning –An earnest, solemn appeal.
  • Synonyms – appeal, earnest command.
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  • Usage  – Picture depicting people taking adjuration.

65. ADJUTANT

adjutant

  • Meaning –A staff officer who helps a commanding officer with administrative affairs.
  • Synonyms – aide, assistant,auxiliary, helper, deputy
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  • Usage – The picture of an adjutant officer.

66. ADJOURN

adjourn1

  • Meaning –To suspend until a later stated time.
  • Synonyms – defer, delay, postpone, shelve, suspend.
  • Antonyms –begin, convene, convoke, encourage, further, keep on, open, rally, stimulate, urge
  • Usage  – The court adjourned the meeting .

67. ADMONISH

admonish

  • Meaning –To reprove gently but earnestly.
  • Synonyms – reprove, rebuke, castigate, chastise, warn .
  • Antonyms –applaud, approve, commend, compliment, extol, flatter, laud, praise
  • Usage – admonish your friends privately but praise them openly. 🙂

68. ADONIS

adonis

  • Meaning –Greek Mythology. A strikingly beautiful youth loved by Aphrodite, A very handsome young man.
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  • Usage – is anyone nicknamed adonis.. ? 🙂

69. ADORE

adore

  • Meaning –To regard with deep passion and love.
  • Synonyms – idolize, revere, worship, love
  • Antonyms –abhor, condemn, despise, detest, hate.
  • Usage – who doesn’t adore red rose..?

70. ADROIT

adroit1

  • Meaning –Exhibiting or possessing skill and ease in performance
  • Synonyms – skillful,dexterous, deft, nimble, slick
  • Antonyms –awkward, clumsy, dense, inept, stupid, unskilled
  • Usage – Safety Sam is definitely an adroit worker.