Word of the day 01-08-2016

Words of the Day – 8th Jan, 2016

The list will be very useful to score high marks in English Section of upcoming Competitive Exams.

Learn these words regularly to improve your vocabulary.


Fall suddenly, clumsily, or headlong

Example:       “she pitched forward, tumbling down the remaining stairs”

Synonyms:    collapse, fall headlong, trip up, stumble

Antonyms:    rise, soar

185366288 (1)Arbitration

The use of an arbitrator to settle a dispute

Example:       “Tayside Regional Council called for arbitration to settle the dispute”

Synonyms:    adjudication, mediation, negotiation, intervention

Antonyms:    ignore


A private teacher, typically one who teaches a single pupil or a very small group

Example:       “a voluntary tutor in adult literacy”

Synonyms:    teacher, instructor, educator, educationalist, academic, guide, mentor

Antonyms:    pupil, student


Situated or placed higher than the surrounding area

Example:       “this hotel has an elevated position above the village”

Synonyms:    raised

Antonyms:    lowly, base


(Of an event or fact) cause or bring about (an action or feeling).

Example:       “the violence prompted a wave of refugees to flee the country”

Synonyms:    cause, occasion, produce, bring on, induce

Antonyms:    deter, restrain

Switzerland's FM Burkhalter and Iranian FM Javad Zarif meet in GenevaClinch

Confirm or settle (a contract or bargain)

Example:       “the Texan wanted to impress him to clinch a business deal”

Synonyms:   secure, settle, conclude, close

Antonyms:    lose

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Evaluate or estimate the nature, ability, or quality of

Example:       “the committee must assess the relative importance of the issues”

Synonyms:    evaluate, judge, gauge, rate, estimate, appraise

Antonyms:    aid, assist, help, ignore, neglect


A body of delegates or representatives; a deputation

Example:       “a delegation of teachers”

Synonyms:    deputation, delegacy, legation

Antonyms:    keeping

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Relating to the lungs

Example:       “pulmonary blood flow”


Seeking or intended to subvert an established system or institution

Example:   “Subversive literature”

Synonyms:    disruptive, troublemaking, inflammatory, insurgent

Antonyms:    loyal, obedient


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