1. Abandon:(v) We had to abandon the car and walk the rest of the way.
ANT: retain, stay with
2. Abase:(v) Don’t abase yourself before your boss.
SYN: humiliate, disgrace, bring down, humble
ANT: exalt, uplift, honour
3. Abash:(v) He said nothing but looked abashed.
SYN: confuse, feel or made to feel ashamed, confound
ANT: encourage, cheer to
4. Abate:(v) The industry should use the best practicable methods to abate pollution.
SYN: lessen, reduce, diminish, decline
ANT: raise, increase, rise, augment
5. Abet:(v) His clerk had aided and abetted him in the fraud.
SYN: help, assist, encourage
ANT: discourage, hinder, block
6. Abhor:(v) I abhor all forms of terrorism.
SYN: dislike, detest, hate
ANT: approve, like
7. Abject:(adj) Abject poverty prevails in Pakistan.
SYN: degraded, mean, groveling, wretched or miserable
ANT: proud, independent
8. Abnormal: (adj) His abnormal behavior surprised us all.
SYN:unusual, irregular, unnatural
ANT: normal, usual, regular
9. Abjure:(v) The government had to abjure such a disreputable way of proceeding.
SYN: disclaim, forswear, repudiate, disavow
ANT: accept, claim, avow
10. Aboriginal:(adj) Australian aboriginals are almost non-existent now.
SYN: native, indigenous
ANT: immigrant, imported
1. Abortive:(adj) The government made an abortive attempt to reform local government.
SYN: futile, unsuccessful, fruitless, miscarriage of birth
ANT: successful, effective, well-timed
2. Abridge:(v) The abridged edition of this novel was published in 2008.
SYN: condense summarized shorten curtail
ANT: expand, extend, enlarge
3. Abrupt:(adj) The bus came to an abrupt halt.
SYN: sudden, steep, hasty
ANT: gentle, gently, sloping
4. Abscond:(v) He has absconded with the money.
SYN: decamp, run away, go away secretly
ANT: remain, stay, live in
5. Absolve:(v) The court absolved him from all blame for the accident.
SYN: acquit, release, pardon, set free from guilt
ANT: condemn, sentence
6. Abstain:(v) He took a vow to abstain from smoking
SYN: refrain, desist, forbear
ANT: continue, permit
7. Abstruse:(adj) This is an abstruce philosophical essay.
SYN: hidden, obscure, deep
ANT: simple, open, revealed
8. Abundant:(adj) Heap consumer goods are abundant in this country
SYN: ample, plentiful, rich, exuberant
ANT: meager, inadequate, poor, insufficient
9. Abuse:(v) He abused the trust I placed in him
SYN: injure, maltreat, revile, upbraid
ANT: praise, use well
10. Accede:(v) He graciously acceded to our request
SYN: consent, assent, comply
ANT: refuse, resign, quit
1. Accelerate:(v) Seeing the police, he accelerated the speed of the car.
SYN: hasten, expedite, quicken
ANT: retard, hinder, reduce speed
2. Accession:(n) Akbar was a teen-ager at the time of his accession to the throne.
SYN: addition, enlargement, extension
ANT: diminution, loss
3. Accommodate:(v) This school cannot accommodate so many children.
SYN: suit, reconcile, oblige
ANT: refuse, disoblige
4. Accomplish:(v) If we all work together, we can accomplish our goal.
SYN: finish, fulfill, execute, achieve
ANT: fail, leave undone
5. Accord:(n) He married Jameela of his own accord.
SYN: agreement, harmony, willingness
ANT: discord, disagreement, unwillingness
6. Accredited:(adj) This degree programme is fully accredited by the university.
SYN: authorized, entrusted, delegated
ANT: discredited, unauthorized
7. Accumulate:(v) Our leaders wish to accumulate more and more wealth.
SYN: collect, pile up, store
ANT: squander, waste, distribute
8. Acquaintance:(n) I have only a nodding acquaintance with her
SYN: knowledge, cognizance
ANT: ignorance, unfamiliar
9. Acute:(adj) He is suffering from acute malaria
SYN: sharp, penetrating
ANT: dull, blunt
10. Addicted:(adj) All his sons are addicted to gambling.
SYN: devoted, accustomed to
ANT: unaddicted, free
1. Adept:(adj) With the passage of time, she became an adept singer
SYN: Skilful, expert
ANT: clumsy, not expert/ inexpert
2. Adhere:(v) All his life, he has adhered to certain principles.
SYN: stick, abide by, cling
ANT: break from, come undone
3. Adjacent: The fire started in the building adjacent to the library.
SYN: close, near, contiguous
ANT: remote, distant, far away
4. Adjourn:(v) The meeting was adjourned because of inclement weather.
SYN: postpone, defer, delay, put off, suspend
ANT: advance, hurry on schedule
5. Adoration:(n) She was known in the family for her complete adoration of her husband
SYN: worship, reverence, beautify
ANT: irreverence, contempt, disfiguring, marring
6. Affinity:(n) There are several close affinities between the two paintings.
SYN: alliance, liking, sympathy, attraction
ANT: dislike, discord, antipathy, repulsion, repugnance
7. Aggravate:(v) The treatment only aggravated the condition.
SYN: intensify, make worse
ANT: diminish, reduce, please, satisfy
8. Alienate:(v) His wanton ways have alienated him from his family.
SYN: estrange, transfer, desolation
ANT: reconcile, recover
9. Alienation:(n) Depressed people frequently feel a sense of alienation from those around them.
SYN: desolation, disaffection
ANT: allegiance, camaraderie, companionship, fellowship
10. Allegiance:(n) Students pledged allegiance to the national flag on the Independence Day.
SYN: loyalty, fidelity, fealty
ANT: disloyalty, treachery, disaffection, rebellion