To improve your vocabulary quickly, make an effort to learn at least one new word every single day. There are plenty of ways to do this, such as a Word of the Day calendar or email list, or simply picking a word from a thesaurus or dictionary.

  1. NOTABLE (ADJECTIVE):

Meaning :noteworthy 

Synonyms: remarkable, outstanding

Antonyms: insignificant 

Example :The gardens are notable for their collection of magnolias and camellias. 

  1. FLAUNT (VERB):

Meaning : show off 

Synonyms: parade, exhibit 

Antonyms: hide 

Example: Newly rich consumers eager to flaunt their prosperity. 

  1. EXASPERATION (NOUN):

Meaning: irritation 

Synonyms: annoyance, chagrin 

Antonyms: pleasure 

Example: She rolled her eyes in exasperation. 

  1. VOLATILE (ADJECTIVE):

Meaning: tense 

Synonyms: strained, fraught 

Antonyms: stable 

Example: The political situation was becoming more volatile. 

  1. DESPERATE (ADJECTIVE):

Meaning::despairing 

Synonyms: hopeless, anguished 

Antonyms: cheerful 

Example: A desperate sadness had enveloped my mind. 

  1. WHITTLE (VERB):

Meaning:: erode 

Synonyms: wear away, eat away 

Antonyms: increase 

Example: The shortlist of fifteen was whittled down to five. 

  1. SLENDER (ADJECTIVE):

Meaning: meagre 

Synonyms: limited, slight 

Antonyms: considerable 

Example:He helped people of slender means. 

  1. WIT (NOUN):

Meaning: intelligence 

Synonyms: shrewdness, cleverness 

Antonyms: stupidity 

Example: She does not lack perception or native wit. 

  1. DEFAMATORY (ADJECTIVE):

Meaning: libellous 

Synonyms: slanderous, defaming 

Antonyms: complimentary 

Example: He used a defamatory statement to mention her. 

  1. RIDICULE (VERB):

Meaning: deride 

Synonyms: mock, laugh at 

Antonyms: praise 

Example : His theory was ridiculed and dismissed.

  1. UNDERPIN (VERB):

Meaning: promote

Synonyms: nurture, encourage

Antonyms: hinder

Example : The theme of honour underpinning the two books.

  1. EXACERBATE (VERB):

Meaning: aggravate

Synonyms: worsen, inflame

Antonyms: calm

Example: The exorbitant cost of land in urban areas only exacerbated the problem.

  1. CATASTROPHE (NOUN):

 Meaning:disaster

Synonyms: calamity, cataclysm

Antonyms: salvation

Example : An environmental catastrophe has hit the country.

  1. MOUNT (VERB):

Meaning: increase

Synonyms: grow, rise

Antonyms: decrease

Example: The costs mount up when you buy a home.

  1. MARGINAL (ADJECTIVE):

Meaning: slight

Synonyms: small, tiny

Antonyms: vast

Example: It seems likely to make only a marginal difference.

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