Homogeneous GRE words

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This is an innovative list of homogeneous words providing with their unusual synonyms. It could be useful to those who are preparing for their GRE/GMAT/SAT exams. Happy learning!

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Homogeneous GRE words

  1. 1. Prepared by: AbirChowdhuryhttps://www.facebook.com/abir33Antic= Anomalous/ Aberrant/ bizarre/ bohemian/ capricious/ crotchety/ devious/ erratic/ eccentric/incalculable/ labile/ mercurial/ whimsical/ peculiar/ unpredictableAntics= Foolish BehaviorAntique= Old but valuable thingAntiqued = Antediluvian/ Antiquated/ Archaic/ Obsolete/ Outmoded/ Superannuated/Passé/ Quaint/Primeval/ Old --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Ascetic= Austere/ Discreet/ Reserved/ Restrained/ Temperate/ TemperedAseptic= Preventing InfectionAcerbic= Sour in taste; Rude/ Acrimonious/ Boorish/ Churlish/ Curmudgeonly/ Surly/ Crabbed/ Crass/Insolent/ Impudent/ Brazen/ Pert/ Impertinent/ Astringent --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Adulation= Blandishment/ Servility/ flatteryAdulterate= besmirch/ defile/ desecrate/ taint/ sully/ profane --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Affected= artificial/ pretendedDisaffected= disloyal/ deceitful/ treacherous/ insidious/ perfidious/ capricious/ fickle/ fraudulent --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Affront= Invective/ Ignominy/ Indignity/ Slight/ Slur/ aspersion/ obloquy/ opprobriumEffrontery= Brazenness/ Haughtiness/ Insolence/ Impudence/ Impertinence --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Artful= astute/ discerning/ shrewd/ sly/ wily/ politic/ sagacious/ perspicacious/ insightful/ ingeniousArtless= Guileless/ Chivalrous/ Stalwart/ Steadfast/ Trustworthy/ UnswervingArtifice= Guile/ Hoax/ Ruse/ Bluff/ Chicanery/ Skullduggery/ perfidy/ bluff/ deception/ treacheryArtisan= skilled workerPartisan=Devoted to a cause or party; an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activityBipartisan= Supported by both sides --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Allude= refer indirectly/ advertElude= escape/ evade/ bilk/ be incomprehensible to/ escape understanding byAllure= dispose/ incline/ entice/ lure/ tempt/ attract --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Allege=accuse without proof (no adduce, only assert)Allegory=parable/ fable/ apologueAlliteration= Use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Absolve= Pardon an offense = acquit/ disabuse/ exonerate/ exculpate/ vindicate= clear of accusationDissolve= break up/ fade away/ dismiss/ disband/ thaw/ melt/ resolve (2)/ unfreezeResolve (v) = adjudicate/ decide/ determine/ settle/ conclude/ try --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Amiss= wrong/ faultyRemiss= dabbled/ lax/ Blithe/ perfunctory/ imprudent/ impolitic/ insouciant/ frivolous/ flippant/ feckless/nonchalant/ carelessRemission= amnesty/ remission; temporary moderation of disease symptoms; cancellation of a debthttp://www.somewhereinblog.net/blog/abir33x http://prothom-aloblog.com/blog/abir33
  2. 2. Prepared by: AbirChowdhuryhttps://www.facebook.com/abir33 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Beneficiary= donee/ Heir/ inheritor/ successorBeneficent= philanthropic/ Benevolent/ eleemosynary/ Generous; Doing or producing goodBeneficial= Favorable/ good --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Bawl=bellow/ yawp/ cry or shout loudlyBrawl= melee/ fray/ fracas/ skirmish/ fight --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Bellicose= combative/ militantBelligerent= inimical/ polemical/ contentious/ estranged/ disputatious/ quarrelsome --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Blithe= dabbled/ lax/ remiss/ perfunctory/ imprudent/ impolitic/ insouciant/ frivolous/ flippant/ feckless/nonchalant/ carelessLithe=supple/ lissome/ pliant/ flexible/ malleable/ tensile --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Blare= dazzling blaze of light; noise/ bustle/ clamor/ clangor/ commotion/ din/ hubbubFlair= cleverness/ ingenuity/ sagacity/ aptitude --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Brindled= motley/ mottled/ dappled/ pied/ piebald/ variegated/ flecked/ multi-coloredUnbridled=boisterous/ impetuous/ tempestuous/ truculent/ violent/ over-petulant --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Candor= candidness/ veracity/ verity/ verisimilitude/ probity/ truthfulnessCanard= false or unfounded story --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Chasten= tame/ subdue/ Correct by punishment or discipline; restrain/ moderate/ temper; chastiseChastise=chide/ censure/ castigate/ denounce/ rant/ rail/ reproach/ rebuke/ reprove/ berate/ browbeat/admonish/ excoriate/ upbraid/ objurgate / scoldChastity= virginity/ celibacy/ sexual abstention/ continence --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Commensurate (adj) = proportionate/ coextensive/ conterminous/ coterminousCommendable= estimable/ admirable/ applaudable/ laudable/ praiseworthy --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Circumspect=assiduous/ meticulous/ conscientious/ punctilious/ scrupulous/ sedulous/ demure/ diligent/painstaking/ politic/ prudent/ wary/ chary/ leeryCircumvent= balk/ foil/ hinder/ scotch/ stultify/ thwart/ vanquish/ baffle/ preempt/ impedeCircumlocution= periphrasis/ indirect expressionCircumscribe= confine/ restrict/ limit --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Cession= ceding/ yielding to anotherCessation= hiatus/ abeyance/ surcease/ respite/ pause --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Collision= conflict of two or more moving objectsCollusion= connivance/ Secret agreementCollation= A light informal meal/ snackhttp://www.somewhereinblog.net/blog/abir33x http://prothom-aloblog.com/blog/abir33
  3. 3. Prepared by: AbirChowdhuryhttps://www.facebook.com/abir33 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Covert=occult/ privy/ cryptic/ esoteric/ arcane/ surreptitious/ subterranean/ clandestine/ secretOvert= Open and observable; not secret or hidden (antonym of Covert)Covetous= envious/ jealous; rapacious/ avaricious/ avid/ grabby/ grasping/ greedy/ prehensile --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Corrasion= Erosion by friction/ abrasion/ attrition/ detritionCorrosion= Erosion by chemical action --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Cavern= Large caveTavern= an inn or pub --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Cant= argot/ jargon/ Lingo/ patois/ slang/ vernacular/ parlance/ idiom (generally, characteristics languageof thieves)Recant= formally disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure (abandon/ abdicate/ abjure/forswear/ forgo/ forsake/ resile/ renounce/ retract)Decant= pour out/ pour off gently --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Contrite= penitent/ repentant/ remorseful/ ruefulTrite= banal/ hackneyed/ pedestrian/ prosaic/ quotidian/ commonplace/ shopworn/ threadbare; banality/bromide/ cliché/ platitude --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Claim= assert/ demand/ arrogateAcclaim= accolade/ tout/ glorify/ exalt/ extol/ laud/ ProclaimProclaim (2) = announce publicly or formally --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Demeanor= behavior/ conduct/ deportmentMisdemeanor= peccadillo/ infraction/ infringement/ violation/ minor crime --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Demur (1) =oscillate/ vacillate/ falter/ flinch/ scruple/ wince/ flounder/ waver/ hesitateDemur (2) = objection/ protestDemure (1) = assiduous/ meticulous/ conscientious/ punctilious/ scrupulous/ sedulous/ Circumspect/diligent/ painstaking/ politic/ prudent/ wary/ chary/ leeryDemure (2) = shy/ diffident/ retiring --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Dabbled= Remiss/ lax/ Blithe/ perfunctory/ imprudent/ impolitic/ insouciant/ frivolous/ flippant/ feckless/nonchalant/ carelessDappled= motley/ mottled/ Brindled/ pied/ piebald/ variegated/ flecked/ multi-colored --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Difference= discrepancy/ disparityDeference= humble respect/ complaisance/ compliance/ obligingness --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Devout= pious/ reverentDevious= Antic/ Anomalous/ Aberrant/ bizarre/ bohemian/ capricious/ crotchety/ erratic/ eccentric/incalculable/ labile/ mercurial/ whimsical/ peculiar/ unpredictable --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------http://www.somewhereinblog.net/blog/abir33x http://prothom-aloblog.com/blog/abir33
  4. 4. Prepared by: AbirChowdhuryhttps://www.facebook.com/abir33Discrete= separate/ distinct/ disparate/ discrepantDiscreet= Austere/ Ascetic/ Reserved/ Restrained/ Temperate/ Tempered --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Deter= discourage/ dissuadeDefer= give in humbly to/ abnegate --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Din= clangor/ clamor/ commotion/ blare/ noise/ bustle/ hubbubDingy= desolate/ despondent/ distraught/ disconsolate/ drab/ downcast/ dejected/ bleak/ forlorn/melancholy/ morose/ lugubrious/ somber/ stygian/ saturnine/ Funereal/ gloomy/ Wistful/ plaintive/mournful/ dolefulDinghy= one kind of small boat --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Disparate= different/ heterogeneousDisparage= abase/ debase/ demean/ denounce/ denigrate/ decry/ deprecate/ fulminate/ Lambaste/inveigh/ revile/ slur/ insult/ belittle --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Denounce= abase/ debase/ demean/ Disparage/ denigrate/ decry/ deprecate/ fulminate/ Lambaste/inveigh/ revile/ slur/ insult/ belittlePronounce= articulate/ enounce/ enunciate/ utter in a certain way/ say judgmentRenounce= abandon/ abdicate/ abjure/ forswear/ forgo/ forsake/ resile/ retract --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Detract= slander/ calumny/ give false blame [not “distract”]Retract= abandon/ abdicate/ abjure/ forswear/ forgo/ forsake/ resile/ renounceProtract= cause to be longer/ lengthen in timeTractable= docile/ easily manageable --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Exalt= accolade/ tout/ glorify/ Acclaim/ extol/ laud/ ProclaimExult= savor/ relish/ cavort/ enjoy --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Eccentric= Antic/ Anomalous/ Aberrant/ bizarre/ bohemian/ capricious/ crotchety/ erratic/ Devious/incalculable/ labile/ mercurial/ whimsical/ peculiar/ unpredictableEclectic= incorporated from various sourcesEcclesiastical= pertaining to church --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Emolument= compensation/ redress/ reparation/ restitution/ indemnificationEmollient= poultice/ unguent/ unction --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Errant= itinerant/ discursive/ transient/ nomadic/ migrant/ wanderingErratic= Antic/ Anomalous/ Aberrant/ bizarre/ bohemian/ capricious/ crotchety/ Devious/ eccentric/incalculable/ labile/ mercurial/ whimsical/ peculiar/ unpredictableErroneous= faulty/ fallible/ amiss --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Epitome= paragon/ paradigm/ prototype/ a perfect example or modelEpithet= descriptive word or phasehttp://www.somewhereinblog.net/blog/abir33x http://prothom-aloblog.com/blog/abir33
  5. 5. Prepared by: AbirChowdhuryhttps://www.facebook.com/abir33Epitaph= commemoration/memorial/ inscription/ lettering/ remembrance --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Equable= deadpan/ dispassionate/ impassive/ imperturbable/ placid/ phlegmatic/ wooden/ halcyon/stolid/ stoic/ serene/ calmEquitable= unbiased/ impartial/ fair/ objective/ disinterested/ just --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Enchant= beguile/ bewitch/ captivate/ charm/ enamor/ enrapture/ enthrall/ entrance/ fascinate/ hex/ jinx/ravishPenchant= disposition/ predisposition/ predilection/ proclivity/ propensity/ fancy/ inclinationTrenchant= clear-cut; strongly expressed --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Fray (n) = Brawl/ melee/ fracas/ skirmish/ fightForay (v) = flay/ fleece/ pillage/ ravage/ plunder --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Fret= be annoyed or vexedFerret= drive or hunt out of hiding --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Felicity= gusto/ elation/ verve/ jollity/ ecstasy/ jubilation/ happinessFelicitation= congratulation --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Flout= openly fail to follow a ruleFlounder= oscillate/ vacillate/ falter/ flinch/ scruple/ wince/ Demur/ waver/ hesitateFounder= fail completely/ sink --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Funeral= A ceremony at which a dead person is buried or crematedFunereal= desolate/ despondent/ distraught/ disconsolate/ drab/ dingy/ downcast/ dejected/ bleak/forlorn/ melancholy/ morose/ lugubrious/ somber/ stygian/ saturnine/ wistful/ gloomy/ plaintive/mournful/ doleful --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Fortitude= mettle/ valor/ pluck/ temerity/ intrepidity/ courageFortuitous= auspicious/ serendipitous/ fortunate --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Fetid= Rancid/ noisome/ rotten/ putridTepid= lukewarm/ temperate/ less passionate --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Fallacious= Spurious/ fraudulent/ falseSalacious= incontinent/ prurient/ wanton/ Lewd/ Lustful/ Lascivious/ Lecherous/ Licentious/ Libidinous/Libidinal/ amorous/ dissolute/ dissipated --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Gregarious= amiable/ amicable/ affable/ congenial/ debonair/ friendlyEgregious= iniquitous/ nefarious/ vicious/ amoral/ wicked --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Heretic (n) = apostate/ atheist/ infidelHermetic= enigmatic/ oblique/ opaque/ turbid/ murky/ profound/ recondite/ vague/ convoluted/inscrutable/ inconspicuous/ sinuous/ nebulous/ ambiguous/ ponderous/ obscure/ abstruse/ elusive/elliptical/ equivocal/ unobtrusive/ hard to understandhttp://www.somewhereinblog.net/blog/abir33x http://prothom-aloblog.com/blog/abir33
  6. 6. Prepared by: AbirChowdhuryhttps://www.facebook.com/abir33 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Headstrong= cantankerous/ tenacious/ pertinacious/ contumacious/ fractious/ refractory/ restive/recalcitrant/ intransigent/ adamant/ obstinate/ obdurate/ Willful/ forward/ perverse/ dour/ unruly/unyielding/ Supercilious/ stubbornHeadlong= foolhardy/ too much quick --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Hue= colorRue= lament/ express sorrow/ commiserate --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Indigent= destitute/ penurious/ pauper (n)/ vagrant (n)Indignant= choleric/ testy/ petulant/ rabid/ irate/ angryIndignity= Invective/ Ignominy/ Affront/ Slight/ Slur/ aspersion/ obloquy/ opprobrium --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Intimidate= daunt/ cowIntimate= insinuate/ hintIntimacy= propinquity/ consanguinity/ affinity/ kinship/ nearnessImitate= follow/ copy --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Ingenious= astute/ discerning/ shrewd/ sly/ wily/ politic/ sagacious/ perspicacious/ insightful/ ArtfulIngenuous= innocent, unsuspectingDisingenuous= Imprudent/ dabbled/ lax/ remiss/ perfunctory/ Blithe/ impolitic/ insouciant/ frivolous/flippant/ feckless/ nonchalant/ careless --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Impudent= acerbic/ Acrimonious/ Boorish/ Churlish/ Curmudgeonly/ Surly/ Crabbed/ Crass/ Insolent/Impertinent/ Brazen/ Rude/ Pert/ AstringentImprudent= dabbled/ lax/ remiss/ perfunctory/ Blithe/ impolitic/ insouciant/ frivolous/ flippant/ feckless/nonchalant/ careless --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Indolent= lazy/ torpid/ comatoseInsolent= arrogant/ haughty/ cavalier/ contemptuous/ presumptuous/ imperious/ overweening/overbearing --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Indict= accuse/ arraign/ impeach/ inculpate/ incriminateIndie= pop group or film companyIndite= compose a literary workIncite= prod/ Spur/ motivate/ stimulate/ provoke/ evoke/ educe/ foment/ arouse/ stir/ instigate --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Inveigh= abase/ debase/ demean/ Disparage/ denigrate/ decry/ deprecate/ fulminate/ Lambaste/Denounce/ revile/ slur/ insult/ belittleInveigle= cajole/ coax/ blandish/ wheedle/ persuade by flattery --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Invidious= discriminatory/ prejudiced/ preferential/ prepossessedInsidious= disloyal/ deceitful/ treacherous/ Disaffected/ perfidious/ capricious/ fickle/ fraudulent --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Innocuous= harmlesshttp://www.somewhereinblog.net/blog/abir33x http://prothom-aloblog.com/blog/abir33
  7. 7. Prepared by: AbirChowdhuryhttps://www.facebook.com/abir33Innuendo= whiff/ inkling/ hint/insinuation (usually malicious) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Impetus= moving force/ incentive/ stimulusImpetuous=boisterous/ Unbridled/ tempestuous/ truculent/ violent/ over-petulant --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Inane= abrupt/ asinine/ blunt/ bovine/ brusque/ fatuous/ oaf/ obtuse/ Vacuous/ idiosyncratic/ witless/stupidInsane= madInnate= inborn/ natural/ congenital/ unconditioned/ unlearnedJocund= Jaunty/ jovial/ elated/ skittish/ sportive/ sanguine/ frolicsome/ convivial/ gleeful/ happyJocular= jocose/ humorous/ waggish/ wry/ ironic/ satirical --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Jaunt= peregrination/ trek/ amble/ journeyJaunty= jocund/ jovial/ elated/ skittish/ sportive/ sanguine/ frolicsome/ convivial/ gleeful/ happy --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Jealous= covetous/ enviousZealous= avid/ Marked by active interest and enthusiasm --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Knoll= hillock/ hummock/ small hillKnave= rogue/ rapscallion/ fraud/ untrustworthy personKnell= tolling of a bell --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Libretto= text of an operaLiberal= tolerant/ broad-minded/ generousLibertine= reprobate/ squalid/ Unscrupulous/ perverted/ morally unprincipled --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Loathe (v) =abhor/ abominate/ despise/ detest/ disdain/ hate [noun: Loathing, adj: Loathsome]Loath (adj) = averse/ grudging/ disinclined/ unwilling/ reluctant/ Loth --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Slavish= subservient/ sycophantic/ flattering/ fawning/ cringing/ unctuous/ obsequiousLavish= improvident/ munificent/ prodigal/ profligate/ wastefulRavish= rape/ violate/ assault/ outrage; delight/ enchant/ enrapture/ enthrall --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Mendicant= beggarMendacious= habitually dishonest --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Mettle= Fortitude/ valor/ pluck/ temerity/ intrepidity/ courageMeddle= intrude/ interfere/ tamper --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Nescience= ignoranceNascent= incipient/ rudimentary/ elementary/ primordial/ inchoate/ embryonicRenascent= Rising again as to new life and vigor/ resurgent --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Nugatory=otiose/ futile/ abortive/ unavailing/ Sisyphean/ uselesshttp://www.somewhereinblog.net/blog/abir33x http://prothom-aloblog.com/blog/abir33
  8. 8. Prepared by: AbirChowdhuryhttps://www.facebook.com/abir33Nuptial=conjugal/ connubial/ maritalNubile=marriageableNatal=relatingtobirth --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Obloquy= Invective/ Ignominy/ Affront/ Indignity/ Slur/ aspersion/ Slight / opprobriumObsequy= funeral ceremonyObsequious= subservient/ sycophantic/ flattering/ fawning/ cringing/ unctuous/ Slavish --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Ostensible= notable/ discernible/ Limpid/ Lucid/ pellucid/ explicit/ blatant/ manifest/ obtrusive/unequivocal/ unambiguous/ conspicuous/ perspicuous/ picturesque/ easy to understandOstentatious= brassy/ flashy/ garish/ gaudy/ vaunted/ meretricious/ pretentious/ Tawdry/ vainglorious/pompous/ consequential/ bombastic/ grandiose/ grandiloquent/ pontifical/ showy --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Profligate= prodigal/ munificent/ lavish/ improvident/ wastefulProliferate= grow/ manifold/ multiply/ spread --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Pert= acerbic/ Acrimonious/ Boorish/ Churlish/ Curmudgeonly/ Surly/ Crabbed/ Crass/ Insolent/Impudent/ Brazen/ Rude/ Impertinent/ AstringentPerturb= disturb/ distract/ derange --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Perspicuous= notable/ discernible/ Limpid/ Lucid/ pellucid/ explicit/ blatant/ manifest/ obtrusive/unequivocal/ unambiguous/ conspicuous/ Ostensible/ picturesque/ easy to understandPerspicacious= astute/ discerning/ shrewd/ sly/ wily/ politic/ sagacious/ Artful/ insightful/ ingenious --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Progeny= scion/ lineage/ ancestry/ posterity/ descendentProgenitor= ancestor/ predecessor/ forebear/ antecedent --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Polity= form of government of nationPolitic= assiduous/ meticulous/ conscientious/ punctilious/ scrupulous/ sedulous/ Circumspect/ diligent/painstaking/ Demure/ prudent/ wary/ chary/ leeryApolitical=lack of concern for political affairs --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Pungent=Strong and sharp/ acridPlangent= Loud and resounding --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Pandemic= epidemic or pestilence over a vast regionPandemonium= welter/ tumult/ turbulence/ turmoil/ obstreperous situation --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Perpetrate= implicate/ commit an offensePerpetuate= to cause to continue indefinitely --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Precarious= unsafe/ unstable/ uncertain/ parlous/ perilous/ shakyPrecocious= advanced in plan or intelligence --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------http://www.somewhereinblog.net/blog/abir33x http://prothom-aloblog.com/blog/abir33
  9. 9. Prepared by: AbirChowdhuryhttps://www.facebook.com/abir33Privy=occult/ Covert/ cryptic/ esoteric/ arcane/ surreptitious/ subterranean/ clandestine/ secretPrivation= penury/ poverty/ adversity/ indigence --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Prod= Spur/ incite/ motivate/ stimulate/ provoke/ evoke/ educe/ foment/ arouse/ stir/ instigateProdigy= marvel/ gifted personProdigal= Profligate/ munificent/ lavish/ improvident/ wastefulProdigious= colossal/ stupendous/ huge/ juggernaut --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Proclivity= disposition/ predisposition/ predilection/ Penchant/ propensity/ fancy/ inclinationAcclivity= upward slopeDeclivity= downward slopeLevity=apathy/ carelessness/ frivolity/ flippancy/ imprudence/ negligence/ nonchalance --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Pertinent= suitable/ germane/ relevant/ to the pointImpertinent= acerbic/ Acrimonious/ Boorish/ Churlish/ Curmudgeonly/ Surly/ Crabbed/ Crass/ Insolent/Impudent/ Brazen/ Rude/ Pert/ Astringent --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Provoke= foment/ instigate/ stir/ Spur/ prod/ incite/ motivate/ stimulate/ provoke/ evoke/ educe/ elicit/enkindle/ kindle/ fireInvoke=implore/ importune/ cadge/ goad/ exhort/ beseech/ solicit/ advocate/ supplicateRevoke= abolish/ abrogate/ annul/ repeal/ rescind/ Spurn/ cull/ countermand/ void/ expunge/ negate/nullify/ cancel --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Rancid= fetid/ noisome/ rotten/ putridRancor= abhorrence/ abomination/ animus/ animosity/ antagonism/ detestation/ execration/ enmity/odium/ malice/ loathing/ repugnance/ scorn/ contempt/ hate --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Renege= defy/ deny/ disavow/ repudiate/ Shun/ impugn/ gainsayRenegade= Turncoat/ quisling/ traitor --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Refectory= dining hallRefractory= cantankerous/ tenacious/ pertinacious/ contumacious/ fractious/ Restive/ Willful/recalcitrant/ intransigent/ inexorable/ adamant/ obstinate/ obdurate/ headstrong/ forward/ perverse/ dour/unruly/ unyielding/ Supercilious/ stubborn/ cumbersome --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Restive= cantankerous/ tenacious/ pertinacious/ contumacious/ fractious/ refractory/ Willful/ recalcitrant/intransigent/ inexorable/ adamant/ obstinate/ obdurate/ headstrong/ forward/ perverse/ dour/ unruly/unyielding/ Supercilious/ stubborn/ cumbersomeRespite= hiatus/ abeyance/ surcease/ Cessation/ pause --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Rampart= wall of a fortRampant= unrestrained/ untrammeled/ wayward/ rampant/ effusive/ inordinate/ intemperate/irrepressible --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------http://www.somewhereinblog.net/blog/abir33x http://prothom-aloblog.com/blog/abir33
  10. 10. Prepared by: AbirChowdhuryhttps://www.facebook.com/abir33Sober (2) = staid/ stoic/ stolid/ sedateSomber=drab/ desolate/ despondent/ distraught/ disconsolate/ drab/ downcast/ dejected/ bleak/ forlorn/melancholy/ morose/ lugubrious/ Dingy/ stygian/ saturnine/ Funereal/ gloomy/ Wistful/ plaintive/mournful/ doleful/ sober (1) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Sentience= perspicacity/ ingenuity/ sagacity/ flair/ aptitudeSenility= dotage/ mental infirmity in old age --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Solicit= implore/ importune/ cadge/ goad/ exhort/ beseech/ Invoke/ advocate/ supplicateSolicitude= concern/ eagerness/ attention --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Succumb= die/ give inSucculent= scrumptious/ juicy & freshSuccor= help in times of hardshipSuccinct= laconic/ terse/ sententious/ pithy/ concise/ brief & compact --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Spur= prod/ incite/ motivate/ stimulate/ provoke/ evoke/ educe/ foment/ arouse/ stir/ instigateSpurn= abolish/ abrogate/ annul/ repeal/ rescind/ revoke/ cull/ countermand/ void/ expunge/ negate/nullify/ cancelSpurious= fallacious/ fraudulent/ false --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Shun= defy/ deny/ disavow/ repudiate/ renege/ impugn/ gainsayShunt= veer/ swerve/ turn aside --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Sedition= disobedience/ defiance/ insubordinationSedulous= assiduous/ meticulous/ conscientious/ punctilious/ scrupulous/ Politic/ Circumspect/ diligent/painstaking/ Demure/ prudent/ wary/ chary/ leery --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Spat= squabble/ quibble/ quiddity/ bickering/ cavil/ minor disputeSpate= --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Scruple= oscillate/ vacillate/ falter/ flinch/ Flounder/ wince/ Demur/ waver/ hesitateScrupulous= assiduous/ meticulous/ conscientious/ punctilious/ Sedulous/ Politic/ Circumspect/ diligent/painstaking/ Demure/ prudent/ wary/ chary/ leeryUnscrupulous= reprobate/ squalid/ Libertine/ perverted/ morally unprincipled --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Sulk (v) = be silently bad-tempered/ be resentful/ be sullenSkulk= move furtively or stealthily/ lurk/ Waylay --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Supercilious=cantankerous/ tenacious/ pertinacious/ contumacious/ fractious/ refractory/ restive/recalcitrant/ intransigent/ adamant/ obstinate/ obdurate/ headstrong/ forward/ perverse/ dour/ unruly/unyielding/ willful/ stubbornSuperficial= wispy/ small/ shallow/ trivial --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------http://www.somewhereinblog.net/blog/abir33x http://prothom-aloblog.com/blog/abir33
  11. 11. Prepared by: AbirChowdhuryhttps://www.facebook.com/abir33Swill= drink greedilySwell= distend/ expand/ intumesce/ tumefy/ tumesceQuell=subdue/ suppress/ quieten/ extinguish/ put down --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Statute= law enacted by the legislatureStature= high level of respect --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Skittish= Jocund/ Jaunty/ jovial/ elated/ sportive/ sanguine/ frolicsome/ convivial/ gleeful/ happySkirmish= melee/ fray/ fracas/ Brawl/ fight --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Supple= Lithe/ lissome/ pliant/ flexible/ malleable/ tensileSupplant= replace/ supersedeSuppliant= supplicant/ beseeching/ importunate --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Slight= Invective/ Ignominy/ Affront/ Indignity/ Slur/ aspersion/ obloquy/ opprobriumSleight= dexterity/ finesse/ skillPlight= precipice/ predicament/ danger --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Truncate= abridge/ curtail/ shorten/ abbreviateTurncoat= renegade/ quisling/ traitor --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Tawny=Tawdry= brassy/ flashy/ garish/ gaudy/ gimcrack/ vaunted/ meretricious/ schlocky/ tacky/ tatty/ trashy/pretentious/ ostentatious/ vainglorious/ pompous/ consequential/ bombastic/ grandiose/ grandiloquent/pontifical/ showy --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Tout= accolade/ Acclaim/ glorify/ exalt/ extol/ laud/ ProclaimStout= corpulent/ portly/ obese/ rotund --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Torpid= drab/ drowsy/ lethargic/ sluggish/ comatose/ sleepy/ dormant/ languid/ tediousTorrid= ardent/ fervent/ fervid/ vehement/ passionate --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Tempt= dispose/ incline/ entice/ lure/ Allure/ attractTemper (v) = restrain/ refrain/ abstain/ pinion/ bate/ stifle/ subdue/ suppress/ inhibitTamper= meddle/ intrude/ interfereTempered= temperate/ reserved/ restrained/ austere/ ascetic/ discreetTempestuous=boisterous/ impetuous/ Unbridled/ truculent/ violent/ over-petulantTemperance (n) = self-control/ restraintTemperament= the usual mood of behavior --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Umbrage= anger caused by being insultedUpbraid= berate/ excoriate/ censure/ denounce/ rebuke/ reprove --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Vogue= popular fashion/ style/ trendhttp://www.somewhereinblog.net/blog/abir33x http://prothom-aloblog.com/blog/abir33
  12. 12. Prepared by: AbirChowdhuryhttps://www.facebook.com/abir33Vague=enigmatic/ oblique/ opaque/ turbid/ murky/ profound/ recondite/ Hermetic/ convoluted/inscrutable/ inconspicuous/ sinuous/ nebulous/ ambiguous/ ponderous/ obscure/ abstruse/ elusive/elliptical/ equivocal/ unobtrusive/ hard to understand --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Vindicate= Absolve/ acquit/ disabuse/ exonerate/ exculpateVindictive= atrocious/ heinous/ odious/ malicious/ ruthless/ truculent/ hatefully cruel --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Venal= capable of being bribedVernal= pertaining to the springVenial= excusable/ forgivable/ minor --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Verdant (adj) = green/ lush in vegetationVerdure (n) = fresh, green vegetation --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Vacuole= a small cavity in the cellVacuous= abrupt/ asinine/ blunt/ bovine/ brusque/ fatuous/ oaf/ obtuse/ inane/ idiosyncratic/ witless/stupid --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Wangle= wiggle out/ trick/ fakeWrangle= bicker/ contest/ argue --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Wayward= unrestrained/ untrammeled/ Rampant/ rampant/ effusive/ inordinate/ intemperate/irrepressibleWaylay= lurk/ ambush/ skulk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Willful= cantankerous/ tenacious/ pertinacious/ contumacious/ fractious/ refractory/ restive/ recalcitrant/intransigent/ adamant/ obstinate/ obdurate/ headstrong/ forward/ perverse/ dour/ unruly/ unyielding/Supercilious/ stubbornWistful= desolate/ despondent/ distraught/ disconsolate/ drab/ dingy/ downcast/ dejected/ bleak/ forlorn/melancholy/ morose/ lugubrious/ somber/ stygian/ saturnine/ Funereal/ gloomy/ plaintive/ mournful/doleful --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Winnow= separate good parts from badWinsome= amenable/ amiable/ agreeable/ palatable --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Yore= antiquity/ ancient timesYoke= combine/ consolidate/ coalesce/ amalgamatehttp://www.somewhereinblog.net/blog/abir33x http://prothom-aloblog.com/blog/abir33

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