Word Power for competitive exams: From Ae to An
Posted on : 16-11-2018 Posted by : Admin

Here we bring to you the most useful topic in all the competitive exams, Word power made easy series is tailored expecially for competitive exam success. English occupies major part in many competitive examinations and vocabulary questions are very important in it. This article contains most frequently asked words (Alphabet Ae-An only, other alphabets are covered in next few articles) in exams. We have given Pronounciation forms, Definitions, Synonyms, Antonyms, Other related words and an Example sentence for each given word. 

AERONAUTICS (Noun)

Pronounce: eh-ru'no-tiks

Definition: The science of flight

Synonym: Astronautics, physics, natural philosophy

Antonym: Decrease, reduction

Related words: Aerophyte (Noun), Aaeronautic (Adjective)

AFTERMATH (Noun)

Pronounce: 'af-tur,math

Definition: The consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)

Synonym: Backwash, effect, result

Antonym: Continuance, activation

Related words: Aftershave (noun), aftermost (Adjective)

AGGREGATE (Noun)

Pronounce: ag-ri-gut

Definition: A sum total of many heterogenous things taken together.

Synonym: Collective, mass, aggregated

Antonym: Unit, divide, disunify

Related words:  Agglutinin(Noun), aggregated (Adjective)

AGENDA (Adjective)

Pronounce: u'jen-du

Definition: A list or outline of things to be considered or done.

Synonym: Fare, schedule, menu, plan

Antonym: Hardware, objectprogram

Related words: Agenda item (Noun), Agenize(Verb)

AGGRAVATE (Verb)

Pronounce: 'ag-ru,veyt

Definition: To make worse, more serious, or more severe.

Synonym: Degrate, irritate, alter, Change

Antonym: Bettar, progress, soothe

Related words:  Aggravator (Noun), aggregated (Adjective)

AIRBORNE (Adjective)

Pronounce: 'ehr,born

Definition: Transported or carried by the air

Synonym: Mobile

Antonym: Immobile, non moving

Related words: Airbrake (Noun), air-condition  (verb)

ALACRITY (Noun)

Pronounce: u'lak-ri-tee

Definition: Liveliness and eagerness

Synonym: Smart ness, spiritlife

Antonym: Dull, death, birth, alive

Related words: Alacritous (Adjective), Alabamian(noun)

ALGEBRA (Noun)

Pronounce: al-ju-bru

Definition: A branch of mathematics in which symbols are combined according to the rules of arithmetic.

Synonym: Linear algebra, pure mathmatics, quadratics

Antonym: Decrease, reduction

Related words: AlgebraIst (Noun), Algebraic (Adjective)

ALKALINE (Noun)

Pronounce: 'al-ku,lIn

Definition: (Chemistry) relating to or containing an alkali, having a pH greater than 7.

Synonym: Saltlike, alkalic, basic

Antonym: Amphoteric, acidic

Related words: Alkalic (adjective), alkali(noun)

ALLERGY (Noun)

Pronounce: a-lur-jee

Definition: Hypersensitivity reaction to a particular allergen, symptoms can vary greatly in intensity.

Synonym: Delayed-allergy, atopic allergy, hypersensitivity reaction

Antonym: Appetite, favor

Related words:  Allergy diet (Noun), allergist (noun)

ALLEVIATE (Verb)

Pronounce: u'lee-vee,eyt

Definition: Provide physical relief, as from pain.

Synonym: Comfort, relieve, improve

Antonym: Irritate, discomfort

Related words: Alleviator (Noun), alleviatory (Adjective)

ALLIGATOR (Noun)

Pronounce: 'a-lu,gey-tur

Definition: Either of two amphibious reptiles related to crocodiles but with shorter broader snouts.

Synonym: Crocodilian, Alligator-mississipiensis,Gator

Antonym: Stay, inferior

Related words: Allies  (Noun), allied(Adjective)

ALLOW FOR (Verb)

Pronounce: u'law for

Definition: Make a possibility or provide opportunity for, permit to be attainable or cause to remain.

Synonym: Give, provide, leave

Antonym: Deny, take

Related words:  Allowable(Adjective), alloxan (noun) 

ALLOWANCE (Noun)

Pronounce: u'law-un(t)s

Definition: A sum granted as reimbursement for expenses.

Synonym: Share, portion, part

Antonym: Unpermissive, permissive

Related words: Alloxan (Noun)

ALTERNATIVE (Noun)

Pronounce: ol'tur-nu-tiv

Definition: One of a number of things from which only one can be chosen.

Synonym: Diciding, soft option, default

Antonym: presense, tail

Related words: Alternative birth (Noun), alternatively (Adverb)

ALTITUDE (Noun)

Pronounce:  'al-ti,tood

Definition: Elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface.

Synonym: Leval, elavation, height

Antonym: Moderation, heigh, mild

Related words:  Althing (noun), altitudinal (Adjective)

AMALGAMATE (Verb)

Pronounce: u'mal-gu,meyt

Definition: Joined together into a whole.

Synonym: Amalgamated, united, fused

Antonym: Divided, disunify

Related words: Amalgamation(Noun), amaebous (Adjective)

AMATEUR (Noun)

Pronounce: 'a-mu-tur or 'a-mu,tûr or 'a-mu,chûr

Definition: Someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime.

Synonym: Hobbyist, mortal, birder

Antonym: Pessimist, femal, drinker

Related words:  Amati (Noun), amatory (Adjective)

AMBIGUOUS (Adjective)

Pronounce: am'big-yoo-us

Definition: Capable of being understood in two or more possible senses or ways.

Synonym: Equivocal, double, indeterminate

Antonym: Definite, unequivocal, legible

Related words: Ambit (Noun), Ambitious (Adjective)

AMBIVALENCE (Noun)

Pronounce: am'bi-vu-lun(t)s

Definition: the state of having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.

Synonym: Feeling, ambivalency, conflict

Antonym: Gratitude, pain, liking

Related words: Ambivalently (Adverb),amble (verb)

AMELIORATE (Verb)

Pronounce: u'meel-(ee-)yu,reyt

Definition: To make better or more tolerable

Synonym: Repaire, make pure, fix, help

Antonym: Break, worsen, deprive

Related words: Amelioration (Noun), amen (interjection)

AMEND (Verb)

Pronounce: u'mend

Definition: make minor changes in order to make it fairer or more accurate.

Synonym: Revise

Antonym: unzip, unstaple

Related words: Amendable (Adjective), amenia (Noun)

AMPLE (Adjective)

Pronounce: am-pul

Definition: More than enough in size, scope or capacity.

Synonym: Wide, full, sufficient

Antonym: Insufficient, inadequacy, standard, scarce

Related words: Ampul (Noun), amplify (verb)

ANACHRONISM (Noun)

Pronounce: u'na-kru,ni-zum

Definition: Something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred.

Synonym: Misdating, mistiming, time keeping

Antonym: Natural object, custom-made inactivity

Related words: Anachronism (noun), anabolic (Adjective)

ANALOGOUS (Adjective)

Pronounce: u'na-lu-gus

Definition: Similar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar.

Synonym: Correspondent, similar

Antonym: Dissimilar, different

Related words: Analogist(Noun), analogously (Adverb)

ANARCHY (Noun)

Pronounce: a-nur-kee

Definition: A state of disorder due to absence or non-recognition of authority or other controlling systems.

Synonym: Lawlessness, disorder

Antonym: Order, ligaity

Related words: Anarhichas (Noun), anarchical (adjective)

ANATOMY (Noun)

Pronounce:  u'na-tu-mee

Definition: A branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals.

Synonym: Osteology, morphology, tophology general anatomy

Antonym: Minerity, ground, top, bottom

Related words:  Anatoxin (Noun), anatomically (Adverb)

ANCESTOR (Noun)

Pronounce: an-ses-tur

Definition: Someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent).

Synonym: Ascendent, forebear, relative

Antonym: Discendent, subsequent

Related words: Ancestry (Noun), anatomically (adverb)

ANOMALOUS (Adjective)

Pronounce: u'nó-mu-lus

Definition: Deviating from the general or common order or type.

Synonym: Ubnormal, unnatural

Antonym: Normal, sane

Related words: Anomalousness (Noun), anomia (noun)

ANTIBIOTICS (Noun)

Pronounce: an-tee-bI'ó-tik

Definition: A medicine (such as penicillin or its derivatives) that inhibits the growth of or destroys microorganisms.

Synonym: Association, bacteride

Antonym: Separation,diasssociation

Related words: Antibody (Noun), anticancer (Adjective)

ANTIPATHY (Noun)

Pronounce: an'ti-pu-thee

Definition: A feeling of intense dislike.

Synonym: Distate, dislike, aversion

Antonym: Liking, approve

Related words: Antiperistaltic (adjective), antipattern (noun)

ANTITRUST (Noun)

Pronounce: an-tee'trúst

Definition: Of laws and regulations; designed to protect trade and commerce from unfair business practices.

Synonym: Antimonopoly, just, fair

Antonym: Unfair, partial

Related words: Antitrade (adjective), antitrade (noun)



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