101). Infant (Noun)
Meaning: a very young child or baby.
Synonyms: Baby, newborn, young child, little child
Usage: Their ﬁrst year at infant school.
102). Mortality (Noun)
Meaning: the state of being subject to death.
Synonyms: Impermanence, temporality, transience, perishability
Usage: the work is increasingly haunted by thoughts of mortality.
103). Hapless (Adjective)
Synonyms: unlucky, luckless, out of luck, cursed, doomed
Usage: The hapless victims of the disaster.
104). Persuade (Verb)
Meaning: induce (someone) to do something through reasoning or argument.
Synonyms: talk someone into, coax, convince, make, get, induce, coerce, prompt
Usage: it wasn’t easy, but I persuaded him to do the right thing.
105). Deserters (Noun)
Meaning: a member of the armed forces who deserts.
Synonyms: Runaway, renegade, fugitive, escapee
Usage: deserters from the army.
106). Tenure (Noun)
Meaning: the holding of an office.
Synonyms: incumbency, term of office, term, period of office, time
Usage: his tenure of the premiership would be threatened.
107). Bureaucracy (Noun)
Meaning: excessively complicated administrative procedure.
Synonyms: red tape, rules and regulations, protocol, officialdom
Usage: the unnecessary bureaucracy in local government.
108). Entangle (Verb)
Meaning: cause to become twisted together or with caught in.
Synonyms: Intertwine, entwine, tangle, intertwist, twist, ravel,
Usage: Fish attempt to swim through the mesh and become entangled.
109). Legitimate (Adjective)
Meaning: able to be defended with logic or justiﬁcation; valid.
Synonyms: valid, sound, admissible, acceptable, founded.
Usage: these are legitimate grounds for unease.
110). Echelons (Noun)
Meaning: a level or rank in an organization, a profession, or society.
Synonyms: Level, rank, grade, step, rung, tier, plane, order, division.
Usage: the upper echelons of the business world.
111). Ambivalent (Adjective)
Meaning: having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.
Synonyms: equivocal, uncertain, unsure, doubtful indecisive, inconclusive, irresolute
Usage: Some loved her; some hated her, few we ambivalent about her.
112). Forsake (Verb)
Meaning: abandon or leave.
Synonyms: abandon, desert, leave, quit, depart from, leave behind
Usage: She forsook her child, giving him up for adoption.
113). Impudent (Adjective)
Meaning: not showing due respect for another person; impeitinent.
Synonyms: impeitinent, insolent, cheeky, audacious, brazen
Usage: He could have strangled this impudent upstart.
114). Inept (Adjective)
Meaning: having or showing no skill; clumsy.
Synonyms: incompetent, unskillful, unskilled, inexpert, amateurish
Usage: My attempts at baking were him but I fumbled on.
115). Novice (Verb)
Meaning: a person new to and inexperienced in a job or situation.
Synonyms: beginner, learner, inexperienced person
Usage: He was a complete novice in foreign affairs.
116). Salient (Adjective)
Meaning: most noticeable or important.
Synonyms: important, main, principal, major, chief, primary, notable
Usage: The salient points stuck out clearly in her mind.
117). Umbrage (Noun)
Meaning: offence or annoyance.
Synonyms: take offence, be offended, take exception, bridle, take something personally
Usage: She took umbrage at his remarks.
118). Serendipity (Noun)
Meaning: the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneﬁcial way.
Synonyms: chance, happy chance, accident, happy accident, fluke.
Usage: Technical innovation may be the result of pure serendipity.
119). Quaint (Adjective)
Meaning: attractively unusual or old-fashioned.
Synonyms: picturesque, charming, sweet, attractive, pleasantly old-fashioned.
Usage: Narrow streets lead to a quaint bridge over the river
120). Truculent (Adjective)
Meaning: eager or quick to argue or ﬁght; aggressively deﬁant.
Synonyms: deﬁant, aggressive, antagonistic, belligerent, pugnacious, bellicose
Usage: The truculent attitude of farmers to cheaper imports.
121). Persuade (verb)
Deﬁnition: induce (someone) to do something through reasoning or argument.
Meaning: prevail on, talk someone into, coax, convince, make, get, press someone into
Usage: He tried to persuade her to come with him.
122). Traverse (Verb)
Deﬁnition: travel across or through
Meaning: travel over/across, cross, journey over/across, make one‘s way across
Usage: He traversed the deserts of Persia and Baluchistan.
123). Indulge (Verb)
Deﬁnition: allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of.
Meaning: wallow in, give oneself up to, give way to, yield to, abandon oneself to
Usage: We indulged in a cream tea.
124). Sway (verb)
Deﬁnition: move or cause to move slowly or rhythmically backwards and forwards or from side to side.
Meaning: swing, shake, oscillate, rock, undulate, move from side to side
Usage: The curtains were swaying in the breeze.
125). Deteriorated (Verb)
Deﬁnition: become progressively worse.
Meaning: worsen, get worse, decline, be in decline, degenerate, decay
Usage: His condition has deteriorated in the intensive care unit.
126). Ramiﬁcation (Noun)
Deﬁnition: a complex or unwelcome consequence of an action or event.
Meaning: consequence, result, aftermath, outcome, effect, upshot, issue.
Usage: Any change is bound to have legal ramifications.
127). Heap (verb)
Deﬁnition: put (objects or a loose substance) in a heap.
Meaning: Pile up, pile, stack up, stack, make a pile of, make a stack of
Usage: She heaped logs on the ﬁre.
128). Rebel (noun)
Deﬁnition: a person who rises in opposition or armed resistance against an established government or leader.
Meaning: revolutionary, insurgent, mutineer agitator
Usage: The rebels took control of the capital.
129). Substantial (adjective)
Deﬁnition: of considerable importance, size, or worth.
Meaning: considerable, real, material, weighty, soild, sizeable
Usage: Substantial progress had been made.
130). Utterly (adverb)
Deﬁnition: completely and without qualification; absolutely.
Meaning: completely, totally, absolutely, entirely, fully
Usage: He looked utterly ridiculous.
Meaning: (of a person) pleasing or liked on account of having qualities or interests that are similar to one‘s own.
Synonyms: like-minded, compatible, kindred, well suited, easy to get along with
Usage: I was working with a bunch of very congenial people.
Meaning: (of a sound) loud and harsh; grating.
Synonyms: harsh, raucous, rough, grating, rasping, jarring, loud
Usage: A strident voice interrupted the consultation.
Meaning: the junction of two rivers, especially rivers of approximately equal width.
Synonyms: convergence, meeting, junction, joining, conﬂux, watersmeet
Usage: The conﬂuence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss.
Meaning: sumptuously rich, elaborate, or luxurious.
Synonyms: sumptuous, luxurious, luxuriant, lush, gorgeous, costly
Usage: He held lavish dinner parties at his home.
Meaning: showing a rude and arrogant lack of respect.
Synonyms: impertinent, impudent, cheeky, ill-mannered
Usage: She hated the insolent tone of his voice.
Meaning: a person without a settled home or regular work who wanders from place to place and lives by begging.
Synonyms: tramp, drifter, down-and-out, derelict, beggar, itinerant, wanderer
Usage: The old car was a Welcome shelter for the occasional vagrant.
Meaning: (of a person) fond of company; sociable.
Synonyms: sociable, social, company-loving, companionable, convivial
Usage: He was a popular and gregarious man.
Meaning: a person or thing that is mysterious or difficult to understand.
Synonyms: mystery, puzzle, riddle, conundrum, paradox, problem,
Usage: How it works is a complete enigma to me.
Meaning: make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense.
Synonyms: Relieve, ease, alleviate, soothe, mitigate, dampen
Usage: The letter assuaged the fears of most members.
Meaning: optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation.
Synonyms: optimistic, bullish, hopeful, buoyant, positive
Usage: He is sanguine about prospects for the global economy.
Meaning: (of a story or statement) of doubtful authenticity, although widely circulated as being true.
Synonyms: ﬁctitious, made-up, untrue, fabricated, false,
Usage: An apocryphal story about a former president
Meaning: a proverb or short statement expressing a general truth.
Synonyms: saying, maxim, axiom, proverb, slogan
Usage: It is vital for every pilot to remember the old adage ‘safety ﬁrst
Meaning: (of a product) made or used as a substitute, typically an inferior one, for something else.
Synonyms: artiﬁcial, substitute, imitation, fake, false
Usage: Ersatz emotion
Meaning: the practice of spying or of using spies, typically by governments to obtain political and military information.
Synonyms: spying, undercover work, cloak-and- dagger activities, surveillance, reconnaissance
Usage: The camouﬂage and secrecy of espionage
Meaning: (of a person) unable to remain still, silent, or submissive, especially because of boredom or dissatisfaction.
Synonyms: restless, ﬁdgety, edgy, on edge, tense, uneasy
Usage: The crowd had been waiting for hours and many were becoming restive.
Meaning: an award or privilege granted as a special honour or as an acknowledgement of merit.
Synonyms: honour, recognition, privilege, award, gift, title
Usage: The hotel has won numerous accolades
Meaning: a person or thing that announces or signals the approach of another.
Synonyms: sign, indicator, signal,
Usage: Witch hazels are the harbingers of spring.
Meaning: unemotional, dispassionate, or moderate behaviour; self-control.
Synonyms: self-control, self-restraint, self-discipline, control
Usagie: The customary restraint of the British police
Meaning: a feeling of fear or anxiety about something that may happen
Synonyms: fear, apprehension, dread, fearfulness,
Usage: He sat in the waiting room, full of trepidation
Meaning: unable to be upset or excited; calm.
Synonyms: self-possessed, composed, collected, calm, cool, calm
Usage: My father was a solid, imperturbable man
Definition: certain to happen; unavoidable.
Meaning: unavoidable, inescapable, bound to happen, sure to happen, unpreventable,
Usage: His resignation was inevitable.
Deﬁnition: unable to be attacked, questioned, or defeated.
Meaning: impregnable, invulnerable, impenetrable, inviolable
Usage: The world’s most unassailable fortress.
Deﬁnition: strange; odd.
Meaning: odd, strange, unusual, funny, peculiar, curious, bizarre
Usage: It seemed gig to see the windows all dark.
Deﬁnition: the quality or fact of being greater in number, quantity, or importance.
Meaning: prevalence, predominance, dominance
Usage: The preponderance of women among older people.
Deﬁnition: not or no longer needed or useful; superﬂuous.
Meaning: unnecessary, not required, inessential, unessential
Usage: An appropriate use for a redundant church.
Deﬁnition: a general agreement.
Meaning: agreement, harmony, concord, like mindedness, concurrence, consent
Usage: There is a growing consensus that the current regime has failed.
Deﬁnition: a sudden and ignominious failure; a ﬁasco.
Meaning: failure, catastrophe, disaster, disintegration, mess, wreck, ruin; downfall,
Usage: The only man to reach double ﬁgures in the second-innings debacle.
Deﬁnition: lay siege to.
Meaning: besieged, under siege, blockaded, surrounded, encircled, hemmed in, under attack
Usage: He led a relief force to the aid of the beleaguered city.
Deﬁnition: lacking in vitality, force, or conviction; uninspired or uninspiring
Meaning: uninspired, uninspiring, unimaginative, dull, humdrum, colourless,
Usage: No excuses were made for the team’s lackluster performance.
Deﬁnition: a person or thing that is likely to cause harm; a threat or danger.
Meaning: danger, peril, risk, hazard, threat; jeopardy
Usage: A new initiative aimed at beating the menace of drugs.
Meaning: Humidify, moisten, wet
Deﬁnition: Make slightly wet.
Usage: The ﬁne rain dampened her face.
Meaning: invest in, grant to, give to
Deﬁnition: confer or bestow (power, authority, property, etc.) on someone.
Usage: Executive power is vested in the President
Meaning: illegal, unlawful, banned
Deﬁnition: forbidden by law, rules, or custom.
Usage: Police were searching for the illicit drugs in the room.
Meaning: brief look, glance
Deﬁnition: a momentary or partial view.
Usage: She caught a glimpse of the ocean
Meaning: Presentation, description
Deﬁnition: the action of describing or portraying something precisely.
Usage: The artist‘s exquisite delineation of costume and jewellery
Meaning: broken, irregular, discontinuous
Deﬁnition: occurring at irregular intervals; not continuous or steady.
Usage: They heard intermittent bursts of gun ﬁre.
Meaning: offence, crime, sin, wrong
Deﬁnition: an act that goes against a law, rule, or code of conduct; an offence.
Usage: They were granted full amnesty for their
Meaning: Power, dominion, supremacy
Deﬁnition: Supreme power or authority.
Usage: Full West German sovereignty was achieved in 1955.
Meaning: ﬂagrant, glaring, obvious
Deﬁnition: (of bad behaviour) done openly and unashamedly.
Usage: She forced herself to resist his blatant charm
Meaning: edge, margin, boundary
Deﬁnition: the outer limits or edge of an area or object.
Usage: New buildings on the periphery of the hospital site.
Meaning: Unsafe, dangerous, hazardous, perilous, insecure
Deﬁnition: in a very poor condition as a result of disuse and neglect
Usage: A dereulict Georgian mansion
Meaning: Engrossing, captivating, absorbing, interesting, enchanting, beguiling, enthralling, riveting
Deﬁnition: extremely interesting
Usage: A fascinating book
Meaning: Pray to, call on, appeal to, plead with, Supplicate, solicit
Deﬁnition: call on (a deity or spirit) in prayer, as a witness, or for inspiration
Usage: the antiquated defence of insanity is rarely invoked in England
Meaning: as a horsefly, botﬂy, or warble ﬂy
Deﬁnition: a person who annoys others especially with constant criticism
Usage: loud sports commentator who was a tactless gadﬂy during post-game interviews with the losing team
Meaning: Disagreement, lack of agreement, difference of opinion, argument, dispute.
Deﬁnition: the holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held.
Usage: there was no dissent from this view.
Meaning: applicability, application, appositeness, bearing, concernment, germaneness, materiality, pertinence, peitinency, relevancy.
Deﬁnition: the quality or state of being closely connected or appropriate.
Usage: This ﬁlm has contemporary relevance.
Meaning: Analysis, evaluation, assessment, appraisal, review
Deﬁnition: a detailed analysis and assessment of something, especially a literary, philosophical, or political theory
Usage: A critique of Marxist historicism
Meaning: Signal, signaling, sign, signing, motion, wave, ondication
Deﬁnition: a movement of part of the body, especially a hand or the head, to express an idea or meaning.
Usage: he threw out both hands in a gesture of surrender.
Meaning: Boldness, daring, bravery, courage, pluck, insolence
Definition: a willingness to take bold risks.
Usage: he whistled at the sheer audacity of the plan
Meaning: typify, epitomize, symbolize, be a typical example of.
Deﬁnition: illustrate or clarify by giving an example.
Usage: he exempliﬁed his point with an anecdote.
Meaning: Agree to, accept, approve, consent to.
Deﬁnition: express approval or agreement.
Usage: the Prime Minister assented to the change.
Meaning: Give, grant, tender, present, award, hand, yield.
Deﬁnition: give or grant someone (power, status, or recognition).
Usage: the powers accorded to the head of state.
Meaning: vestibule, foyer, hall, entry, lobby, portal.
Deﬁnition: a covered shelter projecting in front of the entrance of a building.
Usage: the north porch of Hereford Cathedral.
Meaning: Festival, carnival, holiday, party.
Deﬁnition: an event marked by festivities or celebration.
Usage: the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.
Meaning: Blend, combination, amalgamation, joining, bonding.
Deﬁnition: the process or result of joining two or more things together to form a single entity.
Usage: the election results produced pressure for fusion of the parties.
Meaning: cross, negotiate, travel over/across.
Deﬁnition: travel across or through.
Usage: he traversed the forest.
Meaning: origin, source, root, beginning, start, outset.
Deﬁnition: the origin or mode of formation of something.
Usage: this tale had its genesis in ﬁreside stories.
Meaning: Municipal, city, town, urban, metropolitan.
Deﬁnition: relating to a city or town, especially its administration; municipal.
Usage: a meeting of civic and business leaders.
Meaning: Make, repair, barrel.
Deﬁnition: a maker or repairer of casks and barrels.
Usage: my father coopered casks and barrels for the ships.
Meaning: wanderer, traveler, drifter, brid of passage.
Deﬁnition: a person who spends their time wandering.
Usage: they became rovers who departed further and further from civilization.
Meaning: Unit, outﬁt, force.
Deﬁnition: a permanent unit of an army typically commanded by a lieutenant colonel and divided into several. companies, squadrons, or batteries and often into two battalions.
Usage: the Royal Highland Regiment.
Meaning: penetrate, invade, intrude on, permeate, enter.
Deﬁnition: enter or gain access to (an organization, place, etc.) surreptitiously and gradually, especially in order to acquire secret information.
Usage: the organization has been inﬁltrated by informers.
Meaning: questioning, cross-questioning, carechism, quizzing.
Deﬁnition: the action of interrogating or the process of being interrogated.
Usage: would he keep his mouth shut under interrogation?
Meaning: Supplement, addition, complement, extra.
Deﬁnition: a thing added to something else as a supplementary rather than an essential part.
Usage: computer technology is an adjunct to learning.
Meaning: ﬂeet, ﬂotilla, navy, squadron.
Deﬁnition: a ﬂeet of warships.
Usage: an armada of forty-ﬁve warships.
Meaning: principle, rule, law, tenet, formula.
Deﬁnition: a general law, rule, principle, or criterion by which something is judged.
Usage: the appointment violated the canons of fair play and equal opportunity.
Meaning: at risk, in peril, in danger, unsafe, unprotected.
Deﬁnition: exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.
Usage: we were in a vulnerable position.
Meaning: power, control, grip, grasp, yoke.
Deﬁnition: the state of being in someone‘s power, or of having great power over someone.
Usage: she was in M to her abusive husband.
Meaning: restraint, curb, check, impediment, barrier.
Deﬁnition: restrictions or impediments to freedom of action.
Usage: we will forge our own future, free from the trammels of materialism.
Meaning: respect, admire, prize, treasure, value.
Deﬁnition: feel deep respect or admiration for (something).
Usage: Cezanne‘s still lifes were revered by his contemporaries.