Important Synonyms Vocabulary Set 3 – English – Free PDF

Important Synonyms Vocabulary Set 3 – English – Free PDF

Antiquated

1. Without name
2. Obsolete
3. Coming yesterday

Arcane

1. Common place
2. Old fashioned
3. Modern
4. secret

Bowdlerize

1. To take out words that might be considered improper
2. Give firmness to
3. Use unnecessary strength
4. Cut into two or more separate parts

Catharsis

1. Sudden happening
2. Outlet for strong emotions
3. Anti climax
4. Informal discussion

Coeval

1. Of the same age
2. Duplicate
3. Counterfeit
4. corresponding

Damp squib

1. Insignificant happening
2. An old technique
3. Unsuccessful attempt
4. Short, shrill cry

Prowess

1. Understanding
2. Keenness
3. Eagerness
4. bravery

Braggadocio

1. Bribery
2. Empty boasting

Bovine

1. An expert
2. Like an ox
3. Meat extract
4. Dim witted

Appellation

1. Ghost
2. A nickname or title
3. Ultimate solution
4. beginning

Cheat Sheet:

1. Illegible: that which cannot be read
2. Bellicose: one who is fond of fighting
3. Taciturn: habitually silent or talking little
4. Truant: a pupil who misses classes frequently
5. Infallible: beyond making a mistake
6. Teetotaller: one who totally abstains from alcoholic drinks
7. Incombustible: that which cannot be burnt
8. Apostate: one who abandons his religious faith
9. Lexicographer: one who makes or compiles a dictionary

 

Avuncular

Adjective
Meaning:
Kind and friendly towards a younger or less experienced person; kind and patient with younger people

Usage:

  • An avuncular manner
  • Everyone likes an avuncular person
  • The Dalai Lama is an avuncular person and so is Santa Claus

Histrionic

Adjective
Meaning:
Overly theatrical or dramatic; exaggerated dramatic behaviour designed to attract attention; melodramatic

Usage:

  • His histrionic reaction disrupted the meeting
  • She has a penchant for dish throwing, door slamming and other histrionic displays of temper

Penchant

Noun
Meaning:
A very strong liking; a strong preference or a tendency; a strong and continued inclination; affinity; proclivity; propensity, tendency

Usage:

  • If you have a penchant for pizza, you either eat it daily or wish you did
apoplectic

Adjective
Meaning:
Overcome with anger; extremely indignant; furious; enraged; livid; incensed

Usage:

  • He showed apoplectic rage
  • The coach was so apoplectic when the player missed the free throw that he threw his clipboard onto the court

In a heartbeat

Meaning:
Instantly; immediately; jiffy; nanosecond
Usage:

  • I’d accept a job offer from that company in a heartbeat

Be on edge

Meaning

  • To be nervous or worried;
  • tense and irritable
    Usage:
  • Sorry for shouting- I’m a bit on
    the edge today

braggadocio

Noun
Meaning:
Bragging about something that is not true; vain and empty boasting; rodomontade
Usage:

  • He is a loudmouthed braggart who hid his cowardice with braggadocio

 

 

 

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Updated on 10 Sep 2019  |  by admin