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TOPIC: VOCABULARY

SYNONYMS AND ANTONYMS IN ENGLISH GRAMMAR

THESAURUS
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English Words
Vocabulary Meaning
Synonyms
Antonyms
Abase 1. To lower physically or depress.
2. To humiliate or degrade.
3. To lower in value.
Lower, demean, belittle, debase, degrade, humiliate, subjugate
Promote, exalt, extoll
Abash

1. To make ashamed or to embarrass.
2. To become ashamed.

Confuse, confound, disconcert, shame, humiliate, humble, embarrass, deflate, mortify
Embolden, reassure
Abate

1. To put an end to.
2. To become null and void.
3. To humble.
4. To curtail or deprive.
5. To reduce in amount, size or value.
6. To moderate or subside.

Lessen, diminish, grow less, contract, moderate, cut short, decrease, subside, decline, wame, fade away, fall, stop, halt, end, terminate, ebb, humble, depress, fall through, fail
Augment, accelerate, intensify, rise, revive
Abbreviate

1. To shorten by omitting parts or details.
2. To speak or write in brief.
3. To make shorter.
4. To reduce a word or phrase by contraction or omission.
5. To reduce to lower terms.

Shorten, reduce, cut, cut short, condense, abridge, truncate, curtail
Lengthen, prolong
Abdicate
1. To disown and expel.
2. To depose.
3. To reject or discard.
4. To surrender, renouce or relinquish sovereign power.
5. To relinquish or renouce a throne.
Surrender, renouce, relinquish, give up, quit, resign, vacate, hand over, relent, reject, cast off, forsake, abandon, desert, disown
Accept, receive, agree to, take on, put up with
Abduct
To take away by force, to kidnap.
Kidnap, seize, snatch, make off with.
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Abet
1. To urge on or stimulate a person to do something.
2. To incite; assist or encourage.
3. To support, countenance, maintain, uphold or aid any good cause or action.
4. To bet.
Incite, instigate, advocate, countenance, encourage, uphold, aid, assist, help, support, sustain, back, back up, connive at.
Hinder, deter, hamper, thwart, impede, obstruct.
Abhor
1. To regard with horror or detestation.
2. To be filled with disgust.
3. To reject.
4. To protest against.
Hate, detest, loathe, abominate, dislike, despise.
Adore, love, admire.
Ability 1. The quality of being able to do something.
2. Having the legal wherewithal to act.
3. Physical power.
4. A skill or competence in doing; mental power, talent.
Capacity, capability, faculty, talent, cleverness, dexterity, aptitude, skill, facility, gift, knack.
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Abiogenesis The origination of living organisms from lifeless matter. Abiogeny Transformism, biogenesis
Abjectly With great shame, desperately.
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Proudly,
Abjudge To confiscate by judicial decision. Abjudicate
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Source: Culled from Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

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