Vocab Of The Day Part 3

By | November 28, 2015

Learn daily English Vocab for your exam with Proper Synonyms and Antonyms
1. FRICTION (NOUN): dissension or conflict between persons, nations, etc., because of differing ideas
Synonyms: irritation, agitation
Antonyms: agreement, harmony
Example Sentence: He points out that there was also friction within the family among several brothers and cousins.

2. VANQUISH (VERB): defeat soundly
Synonyms: conquer, overcome
Antonyms: release, surrender
Example Sentence: In an attempt to vanquish the monster, the superheroes step in and pummel him, knocking him to the ground.

3. CONFISCATE (VERB): steal; seize
Synonyms: expropriate, impound
Antonyms: give, offer
Example Sentence: One of the citizens might decide to confiscate more than their share of the profits.

Synonyms: tattered, shoddy
Antonyms: sophisticated, refined
Example Sentence: The tatterdemalion group possesses no home but that of the daily grazing land of the flock.

5. EXPOSTULATE (VERB): reason with
Synonyms: argue, oppose
Antonyms: agree, comply
Example Sentence: My mother never missed the opportunity to expostulate her opinion anytime my father did something which displeased her.

Synonyms: brave, courageous
Antonyms: timid, shy
Example Sentence: That will be a harder claim to make after today: its soccer team is a doughty legion.

7. QUERULOUS (ADJECTIVE): grouchy, hard to please
Synonyms: complaining, critical
Antonyms: cheerful, happy
Example Sentence: If there was an award for being querulous, my aunt would win because she is always complaining about something.

8. USURP (VERB): to seize by force, take possession of without right
Synonyms: take over, annex
Antonyms: give, free
Example Sentence: The rogue army general tried to usurp control of the government, but he failed because most of the army backed the legally elected president.

9. APLOMB (NOUN): imperturbable self-possession, poise, or assurance.
Synonyms: equanimity, confidence
Antonyms: gaucheness, fear
Example Sentence: Urvashi conducted the meeting with her usual aplomb.

10. WISTFUL (ADJECTIVE) : full of yearning; musingly sad
Synonyms: daydreaming, longing
Antonyms: cheerful, happy
Example Sentence: Since her pet rabbit died, Edda missed it terribly and was wistful all day long.

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