English Vocab

1) Spawned (Verb)
Meaning: produce or generate a large number of.
Synonyms: occasion, generate, engender
Antonyms: killed, maimed
Usage: “the decade spawned a bewildering variety of books on the forces”

2) Skirted (Verb)
Meaning: attempt to ignore; avoid dealing with.
Synonyms: avoid, evade
Antonyms:indulged, allowed
Usage: “they are both skirting the issue”

3) Clamour (Noun)
Meaning: a loud and confused noise, especially that of people shouting.
Synonyms: uproar, tumult, babel
Antonyms: silence
Usage: “the questions rose to a clamour”

4) Insularity (Noun)
Meaning: ignorance of or lack of interest in cultures, ideas, or peoples outside one’s own experience.
Synonyms: localism, narrowness
Antonyms: tolerance, accessibility
Usage: “an example of British insularity”

5) Disruptive (Adjective)
Meaning: causing or tending to cause disruption.
Synonyms: troublesome, unruly, rowdy
Antonyms: well behaved, manageable
Usage: “disruptive pupils”

6) Rumbling (Verb)
Meaning: make a continuous deep, resonant sound.
Synonyms: boom, thunder, roll
Antonyms: peace
Usage: “thunder rumbled, lightning flickered”

7) Vent (Noun)
Meaning: an opening that allows air, gas, or liquid to pass out of or into a confined space.
Synonyms: outlet, inlet, opening
Antonyms: closing, closure
Usage: “remove any debris blocking the vents”

8) Repudiate (Verb)
Meaning: refuse to accept; reject.
Synonyms: reject, renounce, abandon
Antonyms: embrace
Usage:”she has repudiated policies associated with previous party leaders”

9)Succour (Noun)
Meaning: assistance and support in times of hardship and distress.
Synonyms:aid, help, a helping hand
Antonyms: hindrance, obstruction
Usage: “the wounded had little chance of succour”

10) Facade (Noun)
Meaning: the principal front of a building, that faces on to a street or open space.
Synonyms: front, frontage, face
Antonyms: back, rear
Usage: “the house has a half-timbered facade”

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