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Welcome to Online English Section with explanation in AffairsCloud.com. Here we are providing you some confusing words which are very important for all competitive Exams !!!

  1. Luxuriant –rich and profuse in growth

Synonyms – lush, rich, abundant, superabundant, profuse, exuberant, prolific, teeming, flourishing, fecund, thriving

Luxurious –extremely comfortable or elegant

Synonyms – self-indulgent, sensual, pleasure-loving, comfort-seeking, epicurean, hedonistic, sybaritic

2. Suit –a set of outer clothes made of the same fabric and designed to be worn together

Synonyms – outfit, set of clothes, costume

Soot –a deep black powdery or flaky

Suite –a set of rooms designated for one person’s or family’s use or for a particular purpose.

Synonyms – apartment, flat, set of rooms, suite of rooms

3. Wave –move one’s hand to and fro in greeting or as a signal

Synonyms – gesture, gesticulate, signal, sign, beckon, indicate, motion

Waive –refrain from insisting on or using

Synonyms – relinquish, renounce, give up, abandon, reject, surrender, yield, cede, do without

4. Negligent –failing to take proper care over something

Synonyms – careless, failing to take proper care, remiss, neglectful, lax, irresponsible, inattentive, heedless

Negligible –so small or unimportant as to be not worth considering

5. Palate –the roof of the mouth

Palette –a thin board or slab on which an artist lays and mixes colours

Pellet –a small, rounded

Synonyms – little ball, little piece

6. Violence –behaviour involving physical force intended to hurt, damage

Synonyms – brutality, brute force, roughness, ferocity, fierceness, savagery, cruelty, sadism, barbarity

Violation –the action of violating someone or something

Synonyms – contravention, breach, infringement, infraction, breaking, transgression

7. Decent –of an acceptable standard

Synonyms – satisfactory, reasonable, fair, acceptable, adequate, sufficient, sufficiently good, good enough, ample, up to scratch, up to the mark, up to standard

Descent –an act of moving downwards, dropping

Synonyms – going down, coming down

Dissent –the holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held

8. Fortuitous –happening by chance rather than intention

Synonyms – chance, unexpected, unanticipated, unpredictable, unforeseen, unlooked-for, serendipitous

Fortunate –favored by or involving good luck

Synonyms – lucky, favored, blessed, blessed with good luck, in luck

9. Deprecate –express disapproval of

Synonyms – disapprove of, deplore, abhor, find unacceptable, be against, frown on, take a dim view of

Depreciate –diminish in value over a period of time.

Synonyms – decrease in value, lose value, decline in price, drop in price, fall in price, cheapen, devalue

10. Prescribe –advise and authorize the use of (a medicine or treatment) for someone

Synonyms – order, advise, authorize, direct

Proscribe –forbid, especially by law

Synonyms – forbid, prohibit, ban, bar, disallow, rule out, embargo, veto, make illegal, interdict, outlaw, taboo