Vocabulary Set – 57

1. Clamour – shout loudly and insistently.

Synonyms: scream, shriek, roar, clangour, tumult

Antonyms: silence

Usage: As soon as the people learn about the little boy’s murder, they are going to clamor for justice.


2. Reassert – to state with assurance, confidence, or force; state strongly or positively

Synonyms: acknowledge, advocate, affirm, announce, argue, disclose, repeat

Antonyms: abandon, abdicate,

Usage: Golf has been struggling here and desperately needs to reassert itself as an important sport.


3. Pertinent – relevant or applicable to a particular matter; apposite.

Synonyms: admissible, applicable, appropriate, germane, opportune, related

Antonyms: irrelevant, inappropriate

Usage: She asked me a lot of very pertinent questions


4. Endure – suffer (something painful or difficult) patiently

Synonyms: encounter, experience, suffer, sustain, tolerate, abide, accustom

Antonyms: oppose, forfeit, cease

Usage: No matter how hard his opponent hit, the boxer was determined to endure the fight.


5. Posit – put forward as fact or as a basis for argument.

Synonyms: postulate, advance, propound, submit, predicate, hypothesize

Usage: The students were asked to posit their ideas about the dance through the school suggestion box.


6. Augur – to divine or predict

Synonyms: diviner, forecaster, harbinger, herald, oracle, prognosticator

Antonyms: hide, withhold

Usage: Diminishing gas prices augur a high amount of road travel on the upcoming holiday.


7. Cling – hold tightly

Synonyms: adhere, clasp, fasten, cherish, clutch, cohere, continue, embrace

Antonyms: detach, bounce, disband, dislodge

Usage: She will cling to her decision to not sell her home


8. Transient – lasting only for a short time; impermanent.

Synonyms: ephemeral, fleeting, transitory, fugitive, temporal, volatile

Antonyms: endless, ceaseless, immanent, perpetual

Usage: The snow is transient and will melt as soon as the sun appears.


9. Cobble – to put together roughly or clumsily.

Synonyms: assemble, complete, construct, create, fabricate, synthesize

Antonyms: destroy, ruin

Usage: The group had cobbled together a few decent songs.


10. Aloof – removed or distant either physically or emotionally

Synonyms: detached, distant, indifferent, unresponsive, unsympathetic

Antonyms: concerned, friendly, sociable, familiar

Usage: He is aloof and does not talk to anyone.

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