Daily Stock of Words - 7th September, 2015


Hello and welcome to ExamPundit. Here is the very first post of our new series, Daily Stock of Words. Now, we will edit, make a few changes based on the satisfaction and needs. We will also start adding Usage of Words and Pronunciations from tomorrow.


attrition - noun

definition: a reduction or decrease in numbers, size, or strength.

Synonyms: erosion, abrasion

Antonyms: building, strengthening



botch - verb

definition: carry out (a task) badly or carelessly


Synonyms: bungle, bobble, bumble, flub

Antonyms: succeed, accomplish, achieve



deride - verb

definition: make fun of

Synonyms: disdain, disparage, mock, ridicule, insult, scoff

Antonyms: admire, praise, approve, compliment


internecine - adjective

definition: destructive to both sides in a conflict


Synonyms: deadly, bloody, violent, fierce, destructive, ruinous

Antonyms: animating, energizing, harmless, invigorating



requite - verb

definition: make appropriate return for (a favour, service, or wrongdoing).

Synonyms: indemnify, reciprocate, repay, avenge

Antonyms: ask, depart, dissaude, forgive



voracious - adjective

definition: wanting or devouring great quantities of food.

Synonyms: avid, insatiable, prodigious, rapacious, ravenous

Antonyms: full, content,  satisfied




mollify - verb

definition: appease the anger or anxiety of (someone).

Synonyms: appease, placate, pacify, conciliate, allay

Antonyms: aggravate, agitate, excite, incite, increase



hiatus - noun

definition: a pause or break in continuity in a sequence or activity.

Synonyms: pause, break, interval, interruption, suspension, intermission

Antonyms: completeness, fullness, continuation, continuity



doleful - adjective

definition: expressing or suggesting mourning

Synonyms:  aching, agonized, anguished, bemoaning, bewailing
Antonyms:  delighted, exulting, glorying, happy, joyful, rejoicing



chimerical - adjective

definition:  existing only as the product of unchecked imagination

Synonyms: imaginary, fabulous, fanciful, fictitious

Antonyms: actual, existent, existing, real


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