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.

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

altruismaltruist

  • 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 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.

A List 51-60

51. ACTUARY

actuary

  • Meaning – A statistician who computes insurance risks and premiums.
  • Synonyms – analyst,auditor, bookkeeper,calculator,clerk,comptroller, public accountant, reckoner.
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  • Usage – actuaries estimate the preferred interest rates of insurance companies.

52. ACTUATE

Actuate

  • Meaning –To put into motion or action; activate; Motivate.
  • Synonyms – drive,impel,mobilize,activate,motivate.
  • Antonyms – impede, stop.
  • Usage – crisis actuate employees to work hard.

53. ACUMEN

Acumen

  • Meaning –ability to understand and judge things quickly and clearly.
  • Synonyms – shrewdness, astuteness, sagacity.
  • Antonyms – denseness, ignorance, inability, ineptness, obtuseness, stupidity
  • Usage – Einstein approached matters with great acumen

54. ACUTE

acute

  • Meaning –Extremely sharp or severe; intense;
  • Synonyms – sharp, pointed, sensitive, shrill.
  • Antonyms –dense, imperceptive, insensitive,blunt, dull
  • Usage – Sitting infront of computer for long hours causes acute back pains.

55. ADAMANT

adamant

  • Meaning –An extremely hard, firmly or stubbornly determined.
  • Synonyms – die-hard, grim, implacable,stubborn,rigid
  • Antonyms – flexible, soft, supple
  • Usage – Dogs can be adamant at times

56. ADAGE

adage

  • Meaning –A pithy statement expressing an observation or principle generally accepted as wise or true,
  • Synonyms – aphorism, maxim, proverb, saying.
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  • Usage – She said she always believed in the old adage,’Leave them while you’re looking good.’      -Loos, Anita

57. ADDENDUM

addendum

  • Meaning –Something added or to be added, especially a supplement to a book.
  • Synonyms – supplement, appendix, postscript.
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  • Usage –This is an addendum to the book.

58. ADDLE

addle

  • Meaning – to become confused.
  • Synonyms – confuse, muddle, bewilder.
  • Antonyms –clear, understanding
  • Usage – My Brain is addled by the volume of this work.

59. ADDUCE

adduce

  • Meaning – to cite as an example or means of proof in an argument.
  • Synonyms – cite, present, abduce.
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  • Usage – The picture adduce the fact of evolution.

60. ADEPT

adept1

  • Meaning –A highly skilled person; an expert.
  • Synonyms – expert,master,skillful,proficient.
  • Antonyms –awkward, clumsy, incompetent, inept, unskilled.
  • Usage – There is great demand for adept employees these days.

A List 41-50

41. ACCOUTRE

accoutre-2

  • Meaning – To outfit and equip, as for military duty.
  • Synonyms – furnish, equip, outfit, fit out, fit, attire.
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  • Usage – The army man accoutred for the mission.


42. ACCRETION

accretion-2

  • Meaning – increase by external addition or accumulation.
  • Synonyms – increase, accrue, growth.
  • Antonyms – attrition, decrease, lose.
  • Usage – The accretion of snow.


43. ACCRUE

accrue

  • Meaning – to be added as a matter of periodic gain or advantage, as interest on money.
  • Synonyms – to increase, accretion, augment, collect, gather, accummulate.
  • Antonyms – attrition, decrease, lose.
  • Usage – the interest accrues.


44. ACERBITY / ACRID

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  • Meaning – Sourness or acidness of taste, character, or tone. / (ACRID) harshness or severity, as of temper or expression.
  • Synonyms – bitter, acidity, sour. / (ACRID) tartness, jaundice, acrimony.
  • Antonyms – mellowness, mildness, sweetness. / (ACRID) kindness, sweetness
  • Usage – taste of acerbity.


45. ACME

acme

  • Meaning – The highest point, as of achievement or development.
  • Synonyms – peak, summit, apex, zenith, top, pinnacle.
  • Antonyms – bottom, low point, zero, nadir.
  • Usage – try harder to reach the acme of your career.


46. ACNE

acne

  • Meaning –Its a common skin disease characterized by pimples on the face, chest, and back.
  • Synonyms – pimples
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  • Usage – acne is a common disease.


47. ACQUIESCE

acquiesce

  • Meaning – to accept, comply, or submit tacitly or agree passively.
  • Synonyms – assent, agree, comply, connive.
  • Antonyms – disagree, deny, refuse, condemn, demur, denounce.
  • Usage – I’m disinclined to acquiesce to your request.


48. ACQUIT / ACQUITTAL

acquittal-1

  • Meaning – Judgment, as by a jury or judge, that a defendant is not guilty of a crime as charged.
  • Synonyms – absolve, discharge, exculpate, exonerate, release, vindicate.
  • Antonyms – charge, condemn, blame, convict, sentence.
  • Usage – If it does not fit, must you acquit?


49. ACRIMONIOUS

acrimonious

  • Meaning – caustic, biting, or rancorous especially in feeling, language, or manner.
  • Synonyms – acerbic, caustic, bitter, peevish, pungent, tart, sharp.
  • Antonyms – kind, sweet, affable, benign.
  • Usage – remain calm in acrimonious situations.


50. ACROPHOBIA

acrophobia

  • Meaning – Fear of heights.
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  • Usage – People having acrophobia miss lot of fun, like the one in photo.