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1.Aberration [noun] a fact, an action or a way of behaving that is not usual, and that may be unacceptable:
eg:-a temporary aberration of his exhausted mind * A childless woman was regarded as an aberration, almost a social outcast.
SYNONYMSdeviation, deflection, departure, divergence, diversion, turning, abnormality, mistake, slip, oddity
2.Concur [verb] 1. to occur at the same time; coincide;
2.to act together; 3. to agree; to be in accord
SYNONYMS:-unite, band, coadjute, combine, conjoin, league, accord, agree, harmonize, jibe agree, coincide, concert, concord, harmonize
ANTONYMS:-contend, altercate
3.Harrow [verb] to torment; vex; cause mental distress
eg:- Studying for the GRE test was a harrowing experience for George because so much depended on his doing well.
SYNONYMS:- afflict, agonize, crucify, excruciate, martyr, rack, torment, torture, try, wring, vex
4.Vehement [adj] 1. violent; impetuous; moving with considerable force;
2. characterized by strong feeling or passion; impassioned; fervent
eg:-a vehement denial / attack / protest * He had been vehement in his opposition to the idea.
SYNONYMS:- intense, concentrated, desperate, exquisite, fierce,fervent furious, terrible, vicious, violent
5.Demise [noun] 1. the end or failure of an institution, an idea, a company, etc.
2. (formal or humorous) death:
eg:-his imminent / sudden / sad demise
SYNONYMS:- die, decease, depart, drop, expire, pass away, succumb
6.Vituperative [adj] berating; speaking abusively to or about
eg:-a vituperative article / attack / commentary
SYNONYMS:-abusive, contumelious, invective, opprobrious, scurrile, scurrilous, truculent, vituperatory, vituperous
7.Haughty [adj] behaving in an unfriendly way towards other people because you think that you are better than them:
eg:-a haughty face / look / manner * He replied with haughty disdain.
SYNONYMS:-proud , arrogant, cavalier, disdainful, high-and-mighty, autocratic, insolent, lordly, overbearing, supercilious
ANTONYM:-lowly
8.Adulterate [verb] ~ sth (with sth) to make food or drink less pure by adding another substance to it:
eg:-The water supply had been adulterated with chemicals from the soil.
SYNONYMS:-debase, doctor, dope (up), load, sophisticate
ANTONYM:-refine
9.Conventional [adj] 1. growing out of custom or normal usage; customary;
2. conforming to accepted standards, rather than natural; 3. non-nuclear
eg:-conventional behaviour / methods / approaches/ morality * She's very conventional in her views. * It's not a hotel, in the conventional sense, but rather a whole village turned into a hotel
SYNONYMS:-button-down, orthodox, square, straight
ANTONYM:-unconventional
10.Deuterium [noun] the isotope of hydrogen that has atoms of twice the mass of ordinary light hydrogen atoms, that occurs naturally in very small amounts in water, and that is used in nuclear reactions and as a tracer in chemical and biological investigations called also heavy hydrogen; symbol D, H2, or 2H
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