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English Vocab – Daily Digest , Day Twelve

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English vocabulary

  1. Appease

verb – to cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
Synonym – mollify
Antonym – stern

 

  1. Defoliate

verb – to strip leaves or branches of
Adjective – deprived of leaves

 

  1. Spite

noun – feeling a need to see others suffer
Synonym – malice
verb – to hurt the feelings of
Synonym – bruise, wound, offend

 

  1. Benign

adjective – not dangerous to health; not recurrent or progressive; kindness of disposition manner
Antonym – jeopardise

 

  1. Cognizance

noun – having knowledge of
Synonym – awareness, knowingness
Antonym – incognizance

 

  1. Wither

verb – become dry or shriveled. As with a loss of moisture
Synonym – fade, shrink, shrivel

 

  1. Beastly

adverb – savage, vulgar
Synonym – carnal, gluttonous, inhuman, vile, swinish
Antonym – superior, good, nice

 

  1. Chauvinist

noun – man believing in superiority of something                                                                                                                      E.g. male chauvinist
 

  1. Tussle

verb – to struggle or fight roughly; wrestle, scuffle
Synonym – brawl, combat, fray, skirmish, grapple

 

  1. Tumble

verb – to fall helplessly down; plunge headlong
To decline (as price)
Synonym – topple, sag, nose dive

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