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September 23, 2016

English Synonyms & Antonyms for Competitive Exams - Set 1

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Hello everyone, I am ‎Shraboni, the person behind English Vocabulary in 365 days series. Today, I am pleased to announce the launch of a new series for upcoming competitive exams, titled "English Synonyms & Antonym". In this series, I will share a list of 5 new words in alphabetical order on daily basis. This list consists of the type of the word, it's meaning in simple English, along with 10 synonyms and 10 antonyms. Happy Reading :)

I know that you all know, what a Synonym and Antonyms are, but for the sake of Completeness, let's have a look at their basic definitions, before starting our series. 

Synonym :
A synonym is a word that has a similar meaning to another word. 

Antonym :
An antonym is a word meaning the opposite of a given word. 

English Synonyms & Antonyms for Competitive Exams - Set 1

  • Abandon (Transitive verb)
    • Meaning : to suddenly leave someone that you are with
    • Synonyms :
      • Quit
      • Evacuate
      • Relinquish
      • Give up
      • Surrender
      • Resign
      • Forgo
      • Discontinue
      • Waive
      • Abdicate
      • Leave
      • Discard
      • Desert
    • Antonyms :
      • Keep
      • Chase
      • Purchase
      • Continue
      • Carry on
      • Remain Hunt
      • Prosecute
      • Follow
      • Undertake
  • Abash (Transitive verb)
    • Meaning : to destroy the self-confidence / to make ashamed or embarrassed
    • Synonyms :
      • Humiliate
      • Humble
      • Debase
      • Degrade
      • Reduce
      • Depress
      • Mortify
      • Denigrate
      • Embarrass
      • Disconcert
      • Astound
      • Confound
    • Antonyms :
      • Immodesty
      • Self-esteem
      • Self-love
      • Self-praise
      • Complacency
      • Smugness
      • Dignified
      • Upgrade
      • Exalt
  • Abate (Transitive verb)
    • Meaning : to become less strong (gradually)
    • Synonyms
      • Decrease
      • Lessen
      • 'Moderate
      • Diminish
      • Subside
      • Ally
      • Slacken
      • Subdue
      • Alleviate
      • Dwindle
      • Ease
      • Grow Less
      • Reduce
    • Antonyms :
      • Increase
      • Augment
      • Extreme
      • Enlarge
      • Extend
      • Dilate
      • Sprout
      • Expand
      • Swell
      • Grow
      • Advance
      • Develop
      • Rise
      • Ascend
      • Enhance
      • Deepen
      • Heighten
      • Intensify
      • Magnify
      • Aggravate
      • Spread
      • Disperse
      • Exaggerate
  • Abbreviate (Transitive verb)
    • Meaning : to make a word or phrase shorter by using only the first letters of each word
    • Synonyms
      • Condense
      • Contract
      • Abridge
      • Clip
      • Shorten
      • Curtail
      • Truncate
      • Trim
    • Antonyms :
      • Extend
      • Elongate
      • Lengthen
      • Stretch
      • Prolong
      • Protract
  • Abduct (Transitive verb)
    • Meaning : to take someone away from their home, family etc using force
    • Synonyms :
      • Kidnap
      • Carry off
      • Steal
      • Spirit away
    • Antonyms :
      • Deliver
      • Give away
      • Surrender
I hope you find this new series is easy to learn and is informative. If you have any questions, suggestions, feedback or comments, please use the comments section below to ask. 
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