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Usage – The adverse weather conditions forced them to turn back.
Synonyms – conflicting, contrary, detrimental, disadvantageous, down on, down side, have no use for, inimical, injurious, inopportune
Averse:Reluctant, to dislike
Usage – I am not averse to hearing your suggestions.
Synonyms – reluctant, unfriendly, unwilling
Aggravate: To make worse
Usage- Lying to cover up a crime will aggravate the offense.
Synonyms – provoke, get on one’s nerves, get to, give a hard time
Aggregate: To collect together or total
Usage – Charges for a corporate Web site can aggregate into tens of thousands of dollars.
Synonyms – accumulated, added, amassed, assembled, collected, collective, combined, composite, corporate
Ail:To cause trouble or discomfort to
Usage – What ails you?
Synonyms – afflict, annoy, bother, distress, pain, sicken, trouble, upset
Ale:An alcoholic beverage, stronger than beer
Usage – My friend and I will have two pints of ale, bartender.
Allusion:Indirect or casual mention
Usage- No one made any allusion to the scandal while she was in the room.
Synonyms – charge, citation, connotation, denotation, figure of speech, implication, imputation, incidental mention
Illusion:Presentation of a false or misleading idea
Usage – The magician gave the illusion of sawing the woman in half.
Synonyms – false impression, fancy, fantasy, figment of imagination,
Delusion:Mistaken belief while in a confused state of mind
Usage – He was under the delusion that he could fly.
Elusion:Evasion or clever escape
Usage – The embezzlers celebrated their elusion of the police a little too soon.
Altar: Worship table
Usage – The priest approached the altar.
Usage – Nothing you can say will alter my plans.
Synonyms – adapt, adjust, amend, change, convert, cook, correct mid-course, develop, dial back, diversify
Any one:Whichever unit
Usage – You can have any one of these prizes.
Anyone:Any person whatever
Usage – Anyone having information about the whereabouts of the suspect, please come forward.
Arc:A curved line
Usage – A rainbow is an arc.
Ark:A large, flat-bottomed boat
Usage – They loaded the grain on the ark and floated it down the river.
Bouillon:Clear soup with a strong flavor
Usage – For the first course I’ll have beef bouillon.
Synonyms – bowl, brew, chowder, concoction, consommé, decoction, dishwater, distillation, elixir, fluid
Bullion:Precious metals, formed into bars
Usage – The coach was loaded with hundreds of bars of gold bullion.
Calendar: Device for showing divisions of time
Usage – Mark this date on your calendar.
Usage – Use the colander to drain the noodles.
Synonyms – bowl-shaped sieve, sifter, utensil
Cue:Signal to begin
Usage – At the meeting, I won’t say anything until I get the cue from you.
Synonyms – catchword, clue, hint, hot lead, idea, in the wind, indication, inkling, innuendo, intimation
Queue:People in line
Usage – We had to wait in the queue to get tickets for the movie.