“The Knowledge Library”

Knowledge for All, without Barriers…

An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.

“The Knowledge Library”

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

The Knowledge Library


1. DECRY (VERB): disparage
Synonyms: condemn, criticize Antonyms: praise, exalt
Example Sentence:
You can’t gain anything by decrying the success of your rivals.
2. DEVOID (ADJECTIVE): lacking
Synonyms: barren, vacant Antonyms: filled, complete
Example Sentence:
They can’t trust him because he is devoid of sense of right and wrong.
3. DEFERENCE (NOUN): obedience
Synonyms: compliance, submission Antonyms: disobedience, ignorance
Example Sentence: 
We are advised to act in deference to the wishes of our parents.
4. AMITY (NOUN): friendship
Synonyms: amicableness, comity Antonyms: hostility, hatred
Example Sentence:
Over the past two decades the countries have lived in amity.
Synonyms: contrasting, distinct Antonyms: alike, similar 
Example Sentence:
Scientists are trying to pull together disparate ideas.
Synonyms: adverse, deadly Antonyms: favourable, fortunate
Example Sentence: 
It will be calamitous if he fails in his exam.
7. CONFORM (VERB): adhere to
Synonyms: adjust, adapt Antonyms: deny, prevent
Example Sentence:
Your clothes must conform to your school regulations.
8. CHASTISE (VERB): punish
Synonyms: berate, beat Antonyms: encourage, promote
Example Sentence:
He will be chastised for his unruly behaviour in the class.
9. ARBITRARY (ADJECTIVE): dictatorial
Synonyms: autocratic, domineering Antonyms: democratic, rational
Example Sentence:
He made a rather arbitrary decision to close the local cinema without consulting other people.
10. IMPASSE (NOUN): difficult situation
Synonyms: stalemate, predicament Antonyms: solution, agreement
Example Sentence:
The company has reached an impasse in negotiations.

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