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Are you preparing for a competitive exam? It is natural to feel nervous about the test and its challenging questions. But, what’s even more challenging is when you are trying to ace synonyms and antonyms in your preparation schedule. This may be because these terms sound like complex vocabulary words that won’t help you get through the exam. Arihant Synonyms & Antonyms Book PDF can provide you with the key to unlocking greater success on exam day. These two sets of similar-sounding words have been used by writers and speakers for centuries as a way to expand their vocabulary and make them sound smarter—or just different—than they really are. Synonyms are words that have similar meanings while antonyms are words with opposite meanings. Knowing synonyms and antonyms will help you understand any given word better on the spot, which will also increase your chances of getting a perfect score on the final test.

Arihant Synonyms & Antonyms PDF
Arihant Synonyms & Antonyms PDF

This Book will help you expand your vocabulary, understand the meaning of words better, and also prepare for competitive exams like COA, POA, CSE, and Bank Exams, etc. It contains commonly used synonyms and antonyms with their meanings.

Synonyms and Antonyms Anglo - Roshan Tolani by Arihant PDF
Synonyms and Antonyms Anglo – Roshan Tolani by Arihant PDF

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Improve your vocabulary with this Synonyms and Antonyms book. It’s a great resource for students preparing for competitive exams like SSC, Banking, LIC, RBI, IBPS, CDS, NDA and MBA as well as other academic exams. This book is a great way to improve your vocabulary skills without having to spend hours studying. It’s also great for people who love reading and want to learn new words!

Book Details:-

Book Name:Synonyms and Antonyms Book
Author/Publisher:Roshan Tolani / Arihant Publication
Language:English
No of Pages:321 Pages
File Type:PDF (Downloadable)
PDF Size:8 MB

How to Study Synonyms and antonyms: –

  • To study synonyms and antonyms, start by finding a list of words in the same category, such as fruits or animals.
  • Then, try to come up with a sentence for each word.
  • For example, for the word “apple,” you could say, “I like to eat apples because they are sweet and juicy.”
  • For the word “orange,” you could say, “Oranges are a type of fruit that is often eaten as a snack.”
  • Once you have a good understanding of the words, try to come up with your own sentences using the words.
  • Practice using the words in conversation to help you remember them.

PROS & CONS:-

  1. The book is divided into different chapters that will help you expand your skill set even more!
  2. It is worth reading the whole book as it has a lot of questions to solve problems for better understanding.
  3. Good for beginners with little vocab knowledge.
  4. Superb for advanced learners because it can be used as a revision book or as a final exam study guide.
  5. The answer to some questions in the exercises is wrong.
  6. This is one of the best books that you’ll find for synonyms and antonyms.
  7. It’s a must-read for anyone who wants to enhance his/her word power.
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1. TRANSGRESSION (NOUN)): offense
Synonyms: crime, sin
Antonyms: obedience
Example Sentence: I’ll be keeping an eye out for further transgressions.

2. INSULAR (ADJECTIVE): narrow-minded
Synonyms: limited, blinkered
Antonyms: broad-minded
Example Sentence: They are a group of stubbornly insular farming people.

3. DISPENSATION (NOUN): exemption
Synonyms: immunity, exception
Antonyms: restriction
Example Sentence: Although she was too young, she was given special dispensation to sing.

4. INTRUSION (NOUN): encroachment on
Synonyms: trespass on, obtrusion into
Antonyms: withdrawal
Example Sentence: He was furious about this intrusion into his private life.

5. REBUFF (VERB): reject
Synonyms: turn down, spurn
Antonyms: accept
Example Sentence: I asked her to be my wife, and was rebuffed in no uncertain terms.

6. DISCRETIONARY (ADJECTIVE): optional
Synonyms: non-compulsory, voluntary
Antonyms: compulsory
Example Sentence: There has been an increase in year-end discretionary bonuses.

7. ALOOF (ADJECTIVE): distant
Synonyms: detached unresponsive
Antonyms: familiar
Example Sentence: They were courteous but faintly aloof.

8. GRATIFICATION (NOUN): satisfaction
Synonyms: fulfilment, indulgence
Antonyms: dissatisfaction
Example Sentence: My son’s success was a great gratification.

9. PRODIGIOUS (ADJECTIVE): enormous
Synonyms: huge colossal
Antonyms: small
Example Sentence: The stove consumed a prodigious amount of fuel.

10. STIGMATIZE (VERB): condemn
Synonyms: denounce, brand
Antonyms: eulogize
Example Sentence: He was stigmatized in fashion by the people.

11. FISHY (ADJECTIVE):  dubious
Synonyms: doubtful, suspicious
Antonyms: truthful,
Example Sentence: I am convinced there is something fishy going on.

12. KNOTTY (ADJECTIVE): troublesome
Synonyms: mystifying, perplexing
Antonyms: easy, facile
Example Sentence: It was his knotty idea.

13. KNAVE (NOUN): fraud
Synonyms: miscreant, rogue
Antonyms: hero, angel
Example Sentence: He is known as a notorious knave of this area.

14. LUDICROUS (ADJECTIVE): absurd
Synonyms: bizarre, comical
Antonyms: normal, ordinary
Example Sentence: It was a ludicrous statement made by her.

15. KUDOS (NOUN): praise
Synonyms: esteem, applause
Antonyms: dishonour, denunciation
Example Sentence: When the football team won the state championship, they were given kudos during a celebratory pep rally.

16. RIGHTEOUS (ADJECTIVE): good
Synonyms: virtuous, upright
Antonyms: wicked
Example Sentence: Feelings of righteous indignation about pay and conditions.

17. VERBOSE (ADJECTIVE): wordy
Synonyms: gabby, circumlocutory
Antonyms: concise, succinct
Example Sentence: He is a verbose man.

18. HERETIC (NOUN): schismatic
Synonyms: apostate, pagan
Antonyms: believer, follower
Example Sentence: As a relapsed heretic, he was left to the secular arm.

19. STIFLE (VERB): suppress
Synonyms: smother, restrain
Antonyms: let out
Example Sentence: She stifled her giggles.

20. DEFILE (VERB): corrupt
Synonyms: degrade, desecrate
Antonyms: honour, praise
Example Sentence: He tried to defile the system.

21. AFFLICT (VERB): trouble
Synonyms: bother, burden
Antonyms: comfort
Example Sentence: His younger child was afflicted with a skin disease.

22. MORATORIUM (NOUN): embargo
Synonyms: ban, prohibition
Antonyms: renewal
Example Sentence: There was a moratorium on the use of drift nets.

23. ENLIVEN (VERB): cheer up
Synonyms: raise someone’s spirits, uplift
Antonyms: subdue 
Example Sentence: My visit to my mother had quite clearly enlivened her.

24. THRIVE (VERB): flourish
Synonyms: prosper, burgeon
Antonyms: fail, collapse
Example Sentence: The entertainment industry has thrived in the recent decade.

25. SUBVERSIVE (ADJECTIVE): disruptive
Synonyms: inflammatory, insurgent
Antonyms: loyal
Example Sentence: He was seen as a potentially subversive man within the party.

26. CAPTIVATE (VERB): enthrall
Synonyms: charm, enchant
Antonyms: repel
Example Sentence: He was captivated by her beauty.

27. INCONCEIVABLE (ADJECTIVE): beyond belief
Synonyms: unbelievable, incredible
Antonyms: likely
Example Sentence: They behaved with inconceivable cruelty.

28. BUTTRESS (VERB): strengthen
Synonyms: reinforce, fortify
Antonyms: weaken
Example Sentence: He buttressed his idea by religious belief.

29. PROMINENT (ADJECTIVE): conspicuous
Synonyms: noticeable, obvious
Antonyms: inconspicuous
Example Sentence: The new housing estates are prominent landmarks.

30. DETENTION (NOUN): custody
Synonyms: imprisonment, confinement
Antonyms: relinquishment
Example Sentence: The fifteen people arrested were still in police detention.

31. PERTINENT (ADJECTIVE): relevant
Synonyms: to the point apposite
Antonyms: irrelevant
Example Sentence: She asked me a lot of very pertinent questions.

32. JEOPARDIZE (VERB): threaten
Synonyms: endanger, imperil
Antonyms: safegaurd
Example Sentence: He jeopardized his as as well as my life by jumping in the lake.

33. JUDICIAL (ADJECTIVE): (न्यायिक): legal
Synonyms: judiciary, juridical
Antonyms: ilegal
Example Sentence: There would be a judicial inquiry into the allegations.

34. FACTION (NOUN): infighting
Synonyms: dissension, dissent
Antonyms: harmony
Example Sentence: The army faction strengthened day by day.

35. DESPERATE (ADJECTIVE): despairing
Synonyms: hopeless, anguished
Antonyms: cheerful
Example Sentence: As the supply of food ran out, people became desperate.

36. DEFIANCE (NOUN): resistance
Synonyms: opposition, confrontation
Antonyms: submission
Example Sentence: Despite her defiance, her voice shook.

37. TEMERITY (NOUN): audacity
Synonyms: boldness, nerve
Antonyms: shyness
Example Sentence: No one had the temerity to question his conclusions.

38. SETBACK (NOUN): problem
Synonyms: difficulty, issue
Antonyms: breakthrough
Example Sentence: The violent attack was a serious setback for the peace process.

39. DISSEMINATION (NOUN): spreading
Synonyms: circulation distribution
Antonyms: suppressing
Example Sentence: The dissemination of public information was essential.

40. DRAB (ADJECTIVE): colourless
Synonyms: grey, dull
Antonyms: bright
Example Sentence: The landscape was drab and grey.

41. ABROGATE (VERB): repudiate
Synonyms: revoke, repeal
Antonyms: institute
Example Sentence: The ministry proposed to abrogate the electoral law of 1850.

42. INSULAR (ADJECTIVE): narrow-minded
Synonyms: limited, blinkered
Antonyms: broad-minded
Example Sentence: They are a group of stubbornly insular farming people.

43. DISPENSATION (NOUN): exemption
Synonyms: immunity, exception
Antonyms: restriction
Example Sentence: Although she was too young, she was given special dispensation to sing.

44. DE FACTO (ADJECTIVE): in practice
Synonyms: in effect, in fact
Antonyms: in theory
Example Sentence: The country was de facto divided between two states.

45. FRAUGHT (ADJECTIVE): anxious
Synonyms: worried, upset
Antonyms: calm
Example Sentence: There was a fraught silence.

46. EMBELLISH (VERB): elaborate
Synonyms: embroider, exaggerate
Antonyms: simplify
Example Sentence: Followers often embellish stories about their heroes.

47. ALOOF (ADJECTIVE): distant
Synonyms: detached unresponsive
Antonyms: familiar
Example Sentence: They were courteous but faintly aloof.

48. GRATIFICATION (NOUN): satisfaction
Synonyms: fulfilment, indulgence
Antonyms: dissatisfaction
Example Sentence: My son’s success was a great gratification.

49. LUCRATIVE (ADJECTIVE): profitable
Synonyms: profit-making, gainful
Antonyms: unprofitable
Example Sentence: She has a lucrative career as a stand-up comedian.

50. STIGMATIZE (VERB): condemn
Synonyms: denounce, brand
Antonyms: eulogize
Example Sentence: He was stigmatized in fashion by the people.

51. UNTENABLE (ADJECTIVE): indefensible
Synonyms: undefendable, unarguable
Antonyms: tenable
Example Sentence: This argument which he gave in his defense was clearly untenable.

52. INTRUSION (NOUN): encroachment on
Synonyms: trespass on, obtrusion into
Antonyms: withdrawal
Example Sentence: He was furious about this intrusion into his private life.

53. HITHERTO (ADVERB): previously
Synonyms: formerly, earlier
Antonyms: afterward
Example Sentence: Hitherto part of French West Africa, Benin achieved independence in 1960.

54. ABDICATE (VERB): disown
Synonyms: turn down, spurn
Antonyms: accept
Example Sentence: He has always abdicated whenever given a responsibility.

55. GRAPPLE (VERB): seize
Synonyms: grab, lay hold of
Antonyms: let go of
Example Sentence: He grappled the young man around the throat.

56. AMELIORATE (VERB): improve
Synonyms: better, enhance
Antonyms: worsen
Example Sentence: The reform did much to ameliorate living standards.

57. TRIGGER (VERB): prompt
Synonyms: stimulate, encourage
Antonyms: discourage
Example Sentence: Stress or overwork can trigger an allergy.

58. MEEK (ADJECTIVE): patient
Synonyms: long-suffering forbearing
Antonyms: impatient
Example Sentence: He brought his meek little wife along.

59. ENDORSE (VERB): support
Synonyms: back, favour
Antonyms: oppose
Example Sentence: He earns more money endorsing sports clothes than playing football.

60. COHERE (VERB): stick
Synonyms: together hold, together bind
Antonyms: fall apart
Example Sentence: He made the series of fictions cohere into a convincing sequence.

61.OMINOUS (ADJECTIVE): threatening
Synonyms: menacing, baleful
Antonyms: promising
Example Sentence: There were ominous dark clouds gathering overhead.

62. IMPLICATION (NOUN): suggestion
Synonyms: inference, insinuation
Antonyms: explicit statement
Example Sentence: The implication is that no one person at the bank is responsible.

63. CESSATION (NOUN): abeyance
Synonyms: breather, discontinuance
Antonyms: activity, continuity
Example Sentence: Since the bad weather has caused a temporary building cessation, the office building will not be completed on time.

64. LATENT (ADJECTIVE): dormant
Synonyms: quiescent, inactive
Antonyms: manifest
Example Sentence: They have a huge reserve of latent talent.

65. CANDOR (NOUN): frankness
Synonyms: directness, fairness
Antonyms: dishonesty, unfairness
Example Sentence: She has done her task with complete candor.

66. ACQUIT (VERB): absolve
Synonyms: clear, exonerate
Antonyms: convict
Example Sentence: One was brought to trial on a charge of affray and was acquitted.

67. RECURRENT (ADJECTIVE): repeated
Synonyms: recurring, repetitive
Antonyms: isolated
Example Sentence: She had a recurrent dream about falling.

68. MODERATE (VERB): abate
Synonyms: let up, lessen
Antonyms: get up
Example Sentence: I shall not moderate my criticism.

69. DESCRIPTIVE (ADJECTIVE): illustrative
Synonyms: expressive, pictorial
Antonyms: undescriptive
Example Sentence: The text contains some good descriptive passages.

70. DEARTH (NOUN): lack
Synonyms: scarcity, shortage
Antonyms: abundance
Example Sentence: There was a dearth of evidence.

71. UNRELENTING (ADJECTIVE): continual
Synonyms: constant, continuous
Antonyms: intermittent
Example Sentence: He continued to pursue acting with unrelenting hostility.

72. CAJOLE (VERB): persuade
Synonyms: wheedle, coax
Antonyms: bully
Example Sentence: He hoped to cajole her into selling the house.

73. PROLIFERATION (NOUN): growth
Synonyms: multiplication, spread
Antonyms: decrease
Example Sentence: We attempted to measure the rate of cell proliferation.

74. INDISPENSABLE (ADJECTIVE): essential
Synonyms: crucial, necessary
Antonyms: dispensable
Example Sentence: He made himself indispensable to the parish priest.

75. PRECARIOUS (ADJECTIVE): uncertain
Synonyms: insecure, unreliable
Antonyms: safe
Example Sentence: She made a precarious living as a painter.

76. AGILE (ADJECTIVE): nimble
Synonyms: lithe, spry
Antonyms: clumsy
Example Sentence: I am as agile as a monkey.

77. TREACHEROUS (ADJECTIVE): traitorous
Synonyms: disloyal, perfidious
Antonyms: loyal
Example Sentence: He is a treacherous RAW agent.

78. DEFER (VERB): yield
Synonyms: submit, give way
Antonyms: stand up to
Example Sentence: He deferred to Tim’s superior knowledge.

79. RIGOROUS (ADJECTIVE): meticulous
Synonyms: punctilious, conscientious
Antonyms: slapdash
Example Sentence: The rigorous testing of consumer products was done.

80. INCUR (VERB): suffer
Synonyms: sustain, experience
Antonyms: avoid
Example Sentence: I will pay any expenses incurred.

81. CONSPICUOUS (ADJECTIVE): clear
Synonyms: visible, noticeable
Antonyms: inconspicuous
Example Sentence: He was uncomfortable about his conspicuous weight gain.

82. INCURSION (NOUN): attack on
Synonyms: assault on, raid on
Antonyms: retreat
Example Sentence: Government forces were able to halt the rebel incursion.

83. HEGEMONY (NOUN): leadership
Synonyms: dominance, dominion
Antonyms: self-government
Example Sentence: Germany was united under Prussian hegemony after 1871.

84. AMELIORATE (VERB) improve
Synonyms: better, enhance
Antonyms: worsen
Example Sentence: The reform did much to ameliorate living standards.

85. DISTEND (VERB): swell
Synonyms: bloat, bulge
Antonyms: shrink
Example Sentence: The abdomen distended rapidly.

86. HALT (NOUN): stop
Synonyms: standstill, cessation
Antonyms: start
Example Sentence: There was a halt in production.

87. PERVASIVE (ADJECTIVE): prevalent
Synonyms: penetrating, pervading
Antonyms: rare
Example Sentence: Ageism is pervasive and entrenched in our society.

88. REVULSION (NOUN): disgust
Synonyms: repulsion, abhorrence
Antonyms: delight
Example Sentence: News of the attack will be met with sorrow and revulsion.

89. EBB (VERB): recede
Synonyms: go out, retreat
Antonyms: come in
Example Sentence: The trend began to ebb.

90. BOUNTY (NOUN): generosity
Synonyms: magnanimity, munificence
Antonyms: meanness
Example Sentence: For millennia the people along the Nile have depended entirely on its bounty.

91. RETRACT (VERB): take back
Synonyms: withdraw, unsay
Antonyms: assert
Example Sentence: He was forced to retract an opinion too liberal for the time.

92. GHASTLY (ADJECTIVE): terrible
Synonyms: frightful, horrible
Antonyms: pleasant
Example Sentence: It was one of the most ghastly crimes ever committed.

93. SCARCELY (ADVERB): rarely
Synonyms: seldom, infrequently
Antonyms: often
Example Sentence: Scarcely a day goes by when they don’t see or talk to each other.

94. CONTINGENT (ADJECTIVE): chance
Synonyms: accidental, fortuitous
Antonyms: predictable
Example Sentence: The nature of the job that I do is contingent.

95. SUPERFLUOUS (ADJECTIVE): surplus
Synonyms: redundant, unneeded
Antonyms: necessary
Example Sentence: The purchaser should avoid asking for superfluous information.

96. ESPOUSE (VERB): adopt
Synonyms: embrace, take up
Antonyms: reject
Example Sentence: She espoused the causes of justice and freedom for all.

97. NARCISSISTIC (ADJECTIVE): vain
Synonyms: self-absorbed, self-obsessed
Antonyms: modest
Example Sentence: She is a narcissistic actress.

98. FUSS (NOUN): bother
Synonyms: trouble, inconvenience
Antonyms: convenience
Example Sentence: They settled in with very little fuss.

99. CONVOLUTED (ADJECTIVE): complicated
Synonyms: complex, involved
Antonyms: simple
Example Sentence: The film is let down by a convoluted plot in which nothing really happens.

100. AFFINITY (NOUN): empathy
Synonyms: rapport, sympathy
Antonyms: dislike
Example Sentence: He had a special affinity with horses.

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