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Word Power for competitive exams: From Ap to Az Posted on : 16-11-2018
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Here we bring to you the most useful topic in all the competitive exams. English occupies major part in many competitive examinations and vocabulary questions are very important in it. This article contains most frequently asked words (Alphabet Ap-Az 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.
Definition: An absence of emotion or enthusiasm.
Synonym: Passiveness, numbness, passivity
Antonym: Emotionality, activeness
Related words: Apatura (Noun), apathetic (Adjective)
Example sentence: Voter apathy is especially high among young people.
Definition: Someone who copies the words or behavior of another.
Antonym: Smoker, female
Related words: Apeldoorn (noun), aper(Noun)
Example sentence: He could ape his teachers perfectly.
Definition: Pacify or placate (someone) by acceding to their demands.
Synonym: Gruntle, calm down, pacify
Antonym: Sound, noise
Related words: Appeasement(Noun), appellant(Adjective)
Example sentence: He tried to appease the crying child by giving him candy.
Pronounce: u'per-ul or u'pa-rul
Definition: Clothing in general.
Synonym: Wear, dress, clothes
Antonym: Take, improper
Related words: Apparency(Noun), apparent(Adjective)
Example sentence: The bright apparel of spring.
Definition: A device or control that is very useful for a particular job.
Synonym: Durable-goods, drier, durables
Antonym: Convenient, unavailability
Related words:Applicability (Noun),application(noun)
Example sentence: The precise form of the appliance is not stated.
Definition: Capable of being applied, having relevance.
Antonym: Irrelevent, Inapplicable
Related words: Application (Noun), applicability (noun)
Example sentence: The rules have now been made equally applicable to all members.
Definition: Distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose.
Synonym: ration, award, portion
Antonym: Disorganise, take, join
Related words: Apportioned (Adjective), appraise (verb)
Example sentence: Cost is apportion according to plan revenue.
Definition: Inform (somebody) of something.
Synonym: Increase, aprize, revalue
Antonym: Decrease, indicate, long
Related words: Appro (Noun), approach (verb)
Example sentence:He came to apprise us that the work had been successfully completed.
Definition: Approval or praise.
Antonym: Disapproval, dislike
Related words: Apprentice (Noun), approach (verb)
Example sentence: The play received the approbation of the mass media.
Definition: Suitable or proper in the circumstances.
Synonym: Proper, right, pat
Antonym: Improper, repel
Related words: Approva(Noun), approx (Abbreviation)
Example sentence: The statement of our delegation was singularly appropriate to the occasion.
Pronounce: u'kwa-tik or u'kwó-tik
Definition: Relating to, consisting of, or being in water.
Synonym: Flora, plant, plant life
Antonym: Mundane, secular
Related words: Aquatic mammal (Noun), aquilegia(noun)
Example sentence: Swimming and water-skiing are both aquatic sports.
Definition: Electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field.
Synonym: Saint-ulmos-light, flashover, corona
Antonym: Hold, fill, charge
Related words: Arbour (Noun), arc lamp (noun)
Example sentence:The sun appears to move in an arc across the sky.
Definition: Requiring secret or mysterious knowledge.
Antonym: Exoteric, public
Related words: Arch over(verb), arccos (noun)
Example sentence: The resident intellectual speaks an arcane language designed to enhance his own power.
Pronounce: aar-joo-us or aar-dyoo-us
Definition: Characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion, especially physical effort.
Synonym: Heavy, effortful
Antonym: Unimportant, effortless
Related words: Area (Noun), arduously (adverb)
Example sentence: She undertook the arduous task of monitoring the elections.
Definition: The surface included within a set of lines.
Synonym: Refuge, heart, high country
Antonym: Cross, closed, abolish
Related words: Area code (Noun), areal(Adjective)
Example sentence: He pointed out that this area was one of the fastest developing areas in the town.
Pronounce: er-id or a-rid
Definition: Lacking sufficient water or rainfall.
Synonym: Dry, waterless
Antonym: Wet, colourful
Related words: Aridity(noun), Aries(noun)
Example sentence: He began to season the arid climate in the middle East.
Definition: Each of the two upper limbs of the human body from the shoulder to the hand.
Synonym: Human, limb
Antonym: White, underdress
Related words: Arm band(Noun), armed(Adjective)
Example sentence: The food is transferred down the arms to the mouth by tube feet located on the pinnules and arms.
Definition: An ordered series or arrangement.
Synonym: Matrix, column, spectrum
Antonym: Disorganize, leval, close
Related words: Arrest (verb), arrear (Adverb)
Example sentence: The Irish Wildlife Trust marquee housed a vast array of displays and information stands.
Definition: An important route in a system of roads, rivers, or railway lines.
Synonym: arteria-testicularis arteria
Related words: Arteritis (Noun), Artesian (Adjective)
Example sentence: This road is the main artery between windhoek, southern namibia and south africa.
Definition: Without guile or deception
Synonym: Careless, natural
Antonym: Unnatural, artful
Related words: Aartlessly (Adverb), artocarpus (noun)
Example sentence: Two visuals from the film achieve an artless eloquence.
Definition: Characterized by severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons
Antonym: Drinker, voracious
Related words: Ascidian (Noun), ascetical (adjective)
Example sentence: He himself lived a rigorously ascetic life and observed the monastic precepts faithfully
Definition: Showing great care and perseverance.
Synonym: Diligent, sedulous
Antonym: Negligent, idle, careless
Related words: Assign (verb), assigned (adjective)
Example sentence: The manager has the right to expect that his workers will be careful and assiduous.
Definition: Direct one's hopes or ambitions towards achieving something.
Synonym: Aim, overshoot, plan
Antonym: Undershoot, hit
Related words: Aspirin (Noun), aspinwall (noun)
Example sentence: The article is inspiring and it is to be hoped that we all aspire to live our lives in this way.
Definition: A group of people gathered together in one place for a common purpose.
Synonym: Building, construction, fabrication
Antonym:Disassembly, refrain, flora
Related words: Assegai(noun), asserted(Adjective)
Example sentence: He told the assembly to gather all the riches they could to pay for this.
Definition: To impose (something, such as a tax) according to an established rate
Synonym: Score, grade, evaluate
Antonym: Criticize, deregulate, fall back
Related words: Assessment(Noun), assibilate(verb)
Example sentence: Damage was being assessed before a decision could be made on its reopening
Definition: To make unpleasant feelings less strong
Synonym: Relive, comfort, improve
Antonym: Worsen, irritate, worry
Related words: Assuan (Noun), assumed(adjective)
Example sentence: Looking at my field guide did not assuage my fears.
Definition: a respiratory condition marked by attacks of spasm in the bronchi of the lungs, causing difficulty in breathing. It is usually connected to allergic reaction or other forms of hypersensitivity.
Synonym: Bronchial asthma, respiratory-illness
Antonym: Religious-person, resedent
Related words: Asterope(Noun), asthmatic (Adjective)
Example sentence: The causes of asthma are not fully known but it is partly an allergic condition
Definition: reduced in strength
Synonym: Abate, mitigate, Shrink, thin, undermine
Antonym: Expand, increase, intensify, strengthen
Related words: Attenuation (Noun), attenuated (Adjective)
Example sentence: Social inequalities could never be eliminated, only attenuated .
Definition: Expressing location or arrival in a particular place or position.
Synonym: Laotian-monetary-unit, kip
Antonym: Dull, death, birth, alive
Related words: Alacritous (Adjective), Alabamian(noun)
Example sentence: she accepted the invitation with alacrity
Definition: A qualified lawyer, especially the one who is involved in court proceedings.
Synonym: Barrister, Counsel, Counselor, Fixer
Antonym: Amatuer, indicate, juvenile, persualde
Related words: Attorneyship (Noun)
Example sentence:A lawyer with a licence to practice law is an attorney at law.
ATTRIBUTE (Noun or Verb)
Definition: To believe that something is caused by a specific circumstance.
Synonym: Ascribe, Impute, imply on definet origin.
Antonym: Crooked, straigth, sharpness
Related words: Attribution(adjective), attributor (noun)
Example sentence: The fire in the forest is attributed to the scorching summer heat.