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English Questions: Vocabulary set-111

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Welcome to Online English Section with explanation Here we are providing some difficult words Antonyms and Synonyms, which is important for IBPS PO/CLERK/LIC AAO/RRB & SSC CGL EXAM and other !!!

  1. CANTANKEROUS: Ill-natured; quarrelsome – showed a cantankerous and sullen disposition.
    Synonyms: petulant, peevish, contentious, pugnacious, testy, choleric, fretful.
    Antonyms: amiable, affable, equable.
  2. CAPRICIOUS: Inclined, through some whim or fancy change the mind, purpose, or actions suddenly – a capricious person, undependable in mood or temper.
    Synonyms: fickle, fitful, changeable, erratic, inconstant, crotchety, whimsical, mercurial. Antonyms: steadfast, constant, even-tempered.
  3. CAPTIOUS: Quick to find fault about trifles- a captious critic pouncing on slight laws. Synonyms: hypercritical, carping, carviling, censorious.
  4. CARICATURE: A picture or other description of a person which exaggerates ludicrously one or more of his distinctive features – not a realistic portrait but a malicious caricature.
  5. CASTIGATE: To punish or criticize severely – castigated for using improper language. Synonyms: reprove, upbraid, reprehend, censure, reprimand, chasten.
    Antonyms: commend, eulogize, laud.
  6. CELESTIAL: Pertaining to the sky; heavenly-a celestial pageant of bright stars.
    Synonyms: ethereal; (noun) firmament.
  7. CHAUVINIST. An extreme patriot-a chauvinist with most pride in his country.
    Synonym: jingoist.
  8. CHICANERY: Trickery, deception,- practised chicanery all his shady dealings.
    Synonyms: duplicity, craft, stratagem, wile, subterfuge.
  9. CHRONIC: Continuing a long time; habitual-a. chronic complaint, persisting for years. Synonyms: persistent, unremitting, inveterate, incessant, constant.
    Antonyms: intermittent, sporadic, infrequent.
  10. CIRCUMSPECT: Cautious – looked about him circumspectly.
    Synonyms: prudent, vigilant, discreet, wary.
    Antonyms: rash, indiscreet, reckless, precipitate, foothardy, temerarious, headstrong.
  11. CIRCUMVENT: To gain an advantage by the use of trick to evade by the use of deception; to go around – circumvented the law by evasive practices.
    Synonyms: thwart, balk, outwit, delude.
  12. CIVIL: (1) Of or having to do with citizens or the state – civil duties as well as civil liberties. 2) Polite, courteous – answered in a civil fashion.
    Synonyms: respectful, gracious.
  13. CLAMOROUS: Loud and noisy – a clamorous outburst the crowd outside.
    Synonyms: vociferous, obstreperous, blatant, raucous, strident.
    Antonyms: muted, quiet.
  14. CLANDESTINE: Secret; stealthy – a clandestine meeting known only to a few.
    Synonyms: furtive, covert, surreptitious.
    Antonyms: overt, manifest, above-board.
  15. CLEMENT: Merciful; gentle – a clement judge who tempered justice with leniency. Synonyms: compassionate, forbearing.
    Antonyms: relentless, ruthless.
  16. COALITION (verb: COALESCE): Alliance; merging of various units into one unit – three parties forming a coalition to rule the country.
    Synonyms: amalgamation, consolidation, fusion.
  17. COERCION: Compelling a person by physical force or other means to do something against his will – rendered his services without the slightest coercion.
    Synonyms: constraint, restraint, impelling.
  18. COGENT: Having the force to compel, usually by appealing to reason – persuaded by cogent arguments.
    Synonym: persuasive.
  19. COLLUSION: Working together secretly for an evil purpose – acted in collusion to overthrow the government.
    Synonyms: collaboration, conspiracy, conniving, machination.
  20. COMMODIOUS: Roomy – a commodious apartment.
    Synonyms: spacious, capacious, ample.
  21. COMPATIBLE: Harmonious; able, to get along together parted company because they were not compatible.
    Synonyms: congruous, consistent.
    Antonyms: incongruous, discordant, incompatible.
  22. COMPENDIUM (adj.: COMPENDIOUS): A brief summary of the main ideas of a larger work – a compendium of chemistry in a slim volume.
    Synonyms: synopsis, digest, precis, abstract, epitome.
  23. COMPENSATION: Payment for services – just compensation for his labor.
    Synonyms: stipend, remuneration, recompense, emolument.
  24. COMPLACENT: Self-satisfied – looked on his own performance with a complacent smile. Synonym: smug.
  25. COMPUNCTION: Regret for wrongdoing – displayed slight compunction for his misdeed. Synonyms: contrition, penitence, atonement, remorse, qualm.
  26. CONCEDE: To yield; to admit as true; to grant – conceded victory to a superior force. Synonyms: acquiesce, capitulate.
  27. CONDIGN: Well-deserved (applied chiefly to punishment) – received condign punishment for his crime.
  28. CONDOLE (noun: CONDOLENCE): To express sympathy with another in sorrow, pain, or misfortune – condoled with each other in their grief.
    Synonyms: commiserate, show compassion, solace.

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