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English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO & Other exams

Anticlimax: change from what was expected
Example: [death of the hero in the movie was an anticlimax]

Anticyclone: An atmospheric condition of high central pressure with currents flowing outward.

Antidote:
Anything that will counteract or remove the effects of poison disease or the like.

Antilogy:
Inconsistency or contradiction in terms or ideas.

Antipathize:
To show or feel a feeling of antagonism aversion or dislike.

Antipathy:
hatred repulsion
Example: [He is a private man with a deep antipathy towards the press]

Antiphon:
A response or alteration of responses generally musical.

Antipodes:
A place or region on the opposite side of the earth.

Antiquary:
antique seller, an expert on very old objects, collector
Example: [Here we happen upon a church which, though restored about thirty years ago, retains many points of interest to the antiquary]

Antiquate:
To make old or out of date.

Antique:
antiquity, collectable item, old, ancient, aged, old-fashioned
Example: [This beautiful specimen of antique furniture was obtained from Norwich]

Antiseptic:
Anything that destroys the growth of micro-organisms
Example: [antiseptic is used on wounds]

Antislavery:
Opposed to human slavery.

Antispasmodic:
medication used to prevent convulsions or spasms
Example: [It is sometimes used as an antispasmodic in hysteria, epilepsy and chorea]

Antistrophe:
The inversion of terms in successive classes as in “the home of joy and the joy of home”.

Antithesis:
direct opposite
Example: [She is slim and shy – the very antithesis of her sister]

Antithetical:
completely opposite to something, conflicting, contrary, opposing
Example: [an antithetical sense]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Antitoxin: A substance which neutralizes the poisonous products of micro-organisms.

Antonym:
word which has the opposite meaning of another word
Example: [In strict usage, daily is the antonym of nightly as diurnal is of nocturnal]

Anvil:
a large hard block on which metal is shaped with repeated hits of a hammer
Example: [The smith let his hammer fall with a clang on the anvil, and wiped his brow]

Anxious:
Distressed in mind respecting some uncertain matter.

Apartheid:
racial segregation
Example: [the long-awaited dismantling of apartheid in South Africa]

Apathetic:
indifferent unconcerned
Example: [Appallingly low turnout for the June elections showed that voters are apathetic]

Apathy:
lack of emotion indifference
Example: [the government’s apathy during the accident was shocking]

Ape:
mimic
Example: [the new building merely apes the classical traditions]

Aperture:
opening
Example: [aperture of the camera]

Apex:
The highest point as of a mountain.

Aphasia:
inability to speak or use words
Example: [suffer from aphasia]

Aphorism:
old saying maxim

Apiary:
A place where bees are kept
Example: [a bee keeper’s apiary]

Aplomb:
confidence poise
Example: [with her usual aplomb]

Apocalyptic:
doomed ominous
Example: [apocalyptic visions of a nuclear confrontation]

Apocryphal:
not genuine, a doubtful authenticity, fictional
Example: [In these Apocryphal accounts, they appear as the molesters, assailants, and destroyers of men]

Apogee:
The climax
Example: [when the moon is farthest away from the earth, it is at its apogee]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Apology: A disclaimer of intentional error or offense.

Apoplexy:
stroke
Example: [In a fit of apoplexy]

Apostasy:
rejection of a former belief, renunciation of faith, heresy, disloyalty
Example: [apostacy from the Christian faith]

Apostate:
one who abandons one’s faith
Example: [because he switched parties, his former friends shunned him as an apostate]

Apostle:
believer, advocate, proponent, supporter, representative
Example: [an apostle of politics/non-violence/orthodoxy]

Apothecary:
One who keeps drugs for sale and puts up prescriptions

Apothegm:
a short saying

Apotheosis:
glorification Deification
Example: [the apotheosis of a Roman emperor]

Appall:
To fill with dismay or horror.

Appall (Appal):
horrify
Example: [appalled by the lack of staff in the hospital]

Apparent:
Easily understood.

Apparition:
phantom

Appease:
satisfy pacify
Example: [they changed the law in order to appease their critics]

Appellate:
Capable of being appealed to.

Appellation:
name title
Example: [a familiar appellation]

Append:
attach affix
Example: [append a short footnote to the text]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


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