English Vocab

1) Consensus (Noun)
Meaning: a general agreement.
Synonyms: agreement, harmony, concord
Antonyms: disagreement, minority view
Usage: “there is a growing consensus that the current regime has failed”

2) Incurring (Verb)
Meaning: become subject to (something unwelcome or unpleasant) as a result of one’s own behaviour or actions.
Synonyms: suffer, sustain, experience
Usage: “I will pay any expenses incurred”

3) Certitude (Noun)
Meaning: absolute certainty or conviction that something is the case.
Synonyms: certainty, confidence, sureness
Usage: “the question may never be answered with certitude”

4) Daunting (Adjective)
Meaning: seeming difficult to deal with in prospect; intimidating.
Synonyms: intimidating, formidable, disconcerting
Antonyms: encouraging, heartening
Usage: “a daunting task”

5) Zeal (Noun)
Meaning: great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective.
Synonyms: passion, zealousness, committedness
Antonyms: apathy, indifference
Usage: “his zeal for privatization”

6) Amid (Preposition)
Meaning: surrounded by; in the middle of.
Synonyms: in the middle of, surrounded by
Antonyms: surrounding
Usage: “our dream home, set amid magnificent rolling countryside”

7) Desperation (Noun)
Meaning: a state of despair, typically one which results in rash or extreme behaviour.
Synonyms: hopelessness, despair, distress
Antonyms: hope, hopefulness
Usage: “she wrote to him in desperation”

8) Dwindling (Verb)
Meaning: diminish gradually in size, amount, or strength.
Synonyms: diminish, decrease, reduce
Antonyms: increase, flourish
Usage:”traffic has dwindled to a trickle”

9)Combat (Noun)
Meaning: fighting between armed forces.
Synonyms:battle, fighting, action
Antonyms: agreement, armistice, peace
Usage: “five Hurricanes were shot down in combat”

10) Appalling (Adjective)
Meaning: causing shock or dismay; horrific.
Synonyms: shocking, horrific, horrifying
Antonyms: comforting, consolatory
Usage: “the cat suffered appalling injuries during the attack”

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