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“The Knowledge Library”

Knowledge for All, without Barriers…

An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.
05/06/2023 4:56 PM

“The Knowledge Library”

Knowledge for All, without Barriers……….
An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.

The Knowledge Library

Difficult English Words with Meaning

Here is a brief list of some of the tough English words with meanings and synonyms. Interested candidates go through the whole list.

  • Sesquipedalian – ‘a foot and a half long, this word literally stands for ‘long-winded’ words
  • Onomatopoeia – similar to sounds or noises, these words are often used for boom or buzz.
English Word Synonyms Word Meaning
Anachronistic antiquated. archaic. out-of-date. outmoded misplaced chronologically
Ephemeral transient, passing, momentary lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory
Inane Ridiculous, stupid lacking sense, significance, or ideas; silly
Maverick a free spirit, individualist, nonconformist an independent individual who does not go along with a group or party
Iconoclast Critic, sceptic, Questioner, heretic someone who criticizes or attacks cherished ideas and beliefs
Bilk Cheat, fleece. exploit to defraud; cheat
Emollient Balsamic, soothing, Softening, humectant Having the quality of softening or soothing the skin
Proclivity Leaning, disposition, propensity, bent, bias a strong natural liking for something that is usually bad
Incumbent mandatory, necessary, compulsory something that is morally binding
Abscond escape, bolt, clear out Leave hurriedly and secretly
Licentious dissipated, debauched, degenerate someone who is promiscuous
Protean variable, changeable, mutable Frequently changing, Trending, Versatile
Convivial warm, sociable, outgoing, gregarious enjoyable atmosphere or jovial company
Eclectic wide, broad deriving the best ideas and styles from a diverse range of sources
Penance atonement, expiation, self-punishment The punishment inflicted on oneself for expressing repentance for any wrongdoing of one’s own
Epistolary epigram, parodic In the form of letters or documents
Promulgate publicize, spread, communicate to broadcast or announce
Demagogue rabble-rouser, agitator a political leader who uses rhetoric to appeal to prejudices and desires of ordinary citizens
Multifarious different, heterogeneous, eclectic multifaceted or diverse
Ostracism shun, spurn, cold-shoulder excluding a person or certain section from society by the majority
Unremitting Ceaseless, constant, incessant continuing forever; or for an indefinitely long time
Grandiloquence pomposity, mouthiness, antiloquence a lofty, extravagantly colorful, pompous, or bombastic style, manner, or quality especially in language
Quotidian conventional, mainstream, unremarkable something that is of daily occurrence
Pejorative disparaging, derogatory showing disapproval
Exacerbate worsen, inflame, compound To make a situation, a bad feeling or a problem worse
Cognizant conscious, apprised awareness or realization
Sanctimonious self-righteous, churchy the pretense of being morally pious to exhibit moral
Tutelage Care, charge, guardianship attention, and management implying responsibility for safety
Trite banal, clichéd not interesting or effective because of being used too often: not fresh or original
Didactic instructional, educational instructive with a moral intent
Enervate tire, fatigue, weary lacking in vitality or mentally/ morally drained
Luxate Dislocate, splay move out of position
Ablutionary Cleansing, purifying cleaning the body by washing
Coronate Crown invest with legal power; enthrone
Raspingly Gratingly, harshly in a harsh and granting manner
Objurgation Chiding, scolding rebuking a person harshly
Surreptitious undercover, covert to bring under complete control or subjection; conquer; master
Upstart Nouveau-riche, parvenu, parvenue characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position
Scallywag Knave, rapscallion, rogue a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel or one who is playfully mischievous
Vicissitude Change, alteration, instability an unwelcome or unpleasant change in circumstances or fortune
Henchman Collaborator, confederate someone who assists in a plot
Denunciation stigmatization. castigation public condemnation of someone or something / informing against someone
Capitulate submit, back down, climb down Cease to resist an opponent or an unwelcome demand
Dispel banish, eliminate make doubt disappear
Circumlocution tautology, repetition, euphemism expressing someone in an indirect way
Pellucid translucent, transparent Clear, Easy to understand
Travesty misrepresentation, distortion, mockery, parody distorting facts or imitation
Gratuitous unjustifiable, needless, unnecessary uncalled for or unwarranted
Zephyr light breeze air-sea breeze a gentle, mild breeze
Vociferous outspoken, vocal, plain-spoken, frank something or someone who is offensively/ conspicuously loud

List of New English words with Meaning

English Word Synonyms
Buzzy Something that generates excitement
Awesomesauce extremely good
Stan A devoted fan
Chicken headed Foolish, stupid
Deepfake an image or recording that has been convincingly altered to misrepresent someone
Bagel Something that is transitive
E-waste worthless electronic text
Kvetchy Ill-tempered
Squelch use force to compress
Awel any of various types of hooks or hook instrument
Eye lessness lack of fear or respect for authority
Screen time amount of time spent looking at screens of electronic devices
Futzing Ineffectual
Covid 19 An acute respiratory illness in human beings
Social distancing act of maintaining a physical distance
Self-isolate to isolate oneself from others
Unfathom Puzzling
People-kind gender-neutral
Theonomous Ruled or governed by God
WIP work in progress
Puggle a young or baby echidna
Hellacious an awful experience
Freegan A person who eats thrown away food
Permaculture combine two words to make a new one
Next tomorrow day after tomorrow

List of Common Homonyms

  1. Accept– to receive something

Except– to take or leave out

  1. Veracity: it means, truthfulness, correctness, accuracy

Voracity: it refers to the quality of being voracious

  1. Reign: refers to the period during which authority is on the throne.

Rein: harness; to restrict

  1. Mendacious: it refers to telling lies

Mendicant: it refers to the act of begging

  1. Altogether – entirely

All Together– gathered, with everything in one place

  1. Complement –something that completes; verb, to complete

Compliment- praise; verb, to praise

  1. Flaunt- means ‘display ostentatiously’

Flout- means ‘openly disregard (a rule)’.

  1. Elicit: to draw or bring out


  1. Amiable – showing good-natured personal qualities, affable, friendly

Amicable- peaceful, agreeable, harmonious

  1. Principal-adjective, most important; noun, a person who has authority

Principle-a general or fundamental truth

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