“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

Vocabulary -3

1. FLACCID (ADJECTIVE): drooping or weak

Synonyms: enfeebled, irresilient

Antonyms: taut, firm

Example Sentence:

The patient’s condition is appearing as flaccid as at first.

2. CHICANERY (NOUN): dishonesty or fraud

Synonyms: Intrigue, machination Antonyms: forthrightness, truthfulness.

Example Sentence:

You can smell the chicanery from a dishonest politician.

3. WINTRY (ADJECTIVE): cold or snowy.

Synonyms: bleak, frigid Antonyms: cheerful, heated

Example Sentence:

The weather was already growing wintry and morning frosts congealed an earth saturated by autumn rains.

4. UNCOUTH (ADJECTIVE): clumsy or ill-mannered

Synonyms: boorish, barbaric Antonyms: agile, refined

Example Sentence:

He disliked the uncouth style of the Scriptures.

5. BETROTHED (ADJECTIVE): engaged or promised to be married

Synonyms: affianced, committed Antonyms: single, unattached

Example Sentence:

The father and the mother came into the room and gave the betrothed couple their blessings.

6. MISCELLANY (NOUN): varied collection or mixture

Synonyms: accumulation, conglomeration Antonyms: uniformity, singularity

Example Sentence:

Bleaching, brewing and brass-founding are carried on, as well as a large miscellany of manufactures.

7. ABRASIVE (ADJECTIVE): irritating in manner or annoying

Synonyms: caustic, nasty Antonyms: calm, pleasant

Example Sentence:

He wasn’t just abrasive, he was also incompetent.

8. FURORE (NOUN): a state of confusion

Synonyms: ballyhoo, bustle Antonyms: calm, quietude

Example Sentence:

His brilliant playing created a furore which went to almost extravagant lengths of admiration.

9. STRATUM (NOUN): layer or level

Synonyms: gradation, lamina Antonyms: clot, vertex

Example Sentence:

It is made of stratum of clay.

10. VISAGE (NOUN): appearance or a human face

Synonyms: countenance, aspect Antonyms: reality, truth

Example Sentence:

The model’s visage earned her many cover photos.

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