Synonyms and Antonyms fall under the vocabulary section of English Language. This is an important topic and can easily fetch you good marks because 2-3 questions are definitely asked in all the major competitive exams. Not only in banking but in other exams as well, you can expect 2-3 question on this topic. In this article, we will be providing you some important words and their respective synonyms and antonyms. Before diving in the words, let’s understand the what is the meaning of Antonym and Synonyms?
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What is Antonym?
Antonym simply refers to the opposite of a word. For e.g Good is the antonym of Bad. Similarly, Day is the opposite of Night. The word antonym is orginiated from the greek language from the word anti means opposite, while onym means name. Opposite name – that makes sense and hence the word that we use today Antonym come into existence.
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What is Synonym?
Synonym refers to the words having similar meaning to a word. For e.g Excited is similar to Eager and hence excited is the synonym of eager. The synonyms words are exactly or nearly similar to the given word.
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List Of Synonym and Antonyms
Given below is the list of synonym and antonyms along with their respective meanings.
|ADJUDICATION||A formal judgment on a disputed matter.||Arbitration, Decision, Assessment, Verdict||Incomprehension, Indecision, Enigma, Amnesty|
|AGHAST||Suddenly filled with strong feelings of shock and worry||Anxious, Dismayed||Unsurprised, Calm|
|ALIENATED||experiencing or inducing feelings of isolation or estrangement.||Disaffect, Disgruntle||Endear, Ingratiate|
|AMNESTY||A decision by a government to forgive people who have committed particular illegal acts or
crimes, and not to punish them
|Forgiveness, Absolution||Conviction, Sentence|
|ARDUOUS||Demanding great effort or labor; difficult||Exhausting, Grueling||Facile, Easy|
|ARRAIGN||To call (a defendant) before a court to answer to an indictment||Appeal, book, Cite, summon, Accuse, Charge, Criminate||Advocate, Champion, defend, Excuse, forgive, Justify|
|ATTRITION||The process of reducing something’s strength or effectiveness through sustained attack or
|Erosion, Abrasion, Attenuation||Strengthening|
|Banter||The playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks.||Wisecracks, Crosstalk, Wordplay, Ribbing.||Flattery, Praise, work|
|BEWAIL||Express great regret, sadness, or disappointment about (something).||bemoan, deplore, lament, mourn.||Cheer, Laugh, Smile, Rejoice|
|BLATANT||Done openly and unashamedly.||Flagrant||Inconspicuous, Subtle|
|BOLSTER||Support or Strengthen.||Strengthen, Support, Reinforce, Boost||Undermine|
|BRAZEN||Obvious, Without any attempt to be hidden||Blatant, Bold||Humble, Meek|
|BUCOLIC||Relating to the pleasant aspects of the countryside and country life.||Rustic, Rural, Pastoral, Country||Urban|
|CAJOLE||To persuade someone to do something they might not want to
do, by pleasant talk and (sometimes false) promises
|Deceive, Influence||Repulse, Dissuade|
|CONDIGN||(of punishment or retribution) appropriate to the crime or wrongdoing; fitting and deserved.||Earned, Merited, Warranted, Justifiable.||Unjust, undue, Unsuitable, unfair|
|CONTRIBUTE||feeling or expressing remorse at the recognition that one has done wrong.||remorseful, repentant, penitent, regretful||unrepentant, defiant|
|CONTRITE||feeling or expressing remorse at the recognition that one has done wrong||remorseful, repentant, penitent, regretful||unrepentant, defiant|
|CONNIVANCE||Secretly involved in immoral or illegal activity.||Involvement, assistance, conspiracy, intrigue||Disapprobation, rejection, dislike|
|CONVULSION||a violent social or political upheaval.||upheaval, eruption||calm, peaceful|
|COPIOUS||abundant in supply or quantity||abundant, ample, extensive||lacking, meager, rare|
We have provided some important list of this topic which will surely be helpful for you in cracking this topic. The best way to study is to go through the daily vocabulary words given on bankersadda.com. You can also read these words from any good source like newspaper or magazine. Try to use them in sentences then only you will be able to understand its meaning and remeber it for a longer time-period.
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