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    Please help me regarding these synonyms and antonyms.

    DISCLAIMER:-THIS IS NOT HOMEWORK.

    Choose best synonym for the given words:-

    weary:-
    a:-troubled
    b:-weak

    unceremonious:-
    a:-impolite
    b:-informal

    abstemious:-
    a:-temperate
    b:-careful

    evoked:-
    a:-called forth
    b:-summoned

    shrink:-
    a:-contract
    b:-shrivel

    Choose the best antonym for the following words:-

    asceticism:-
    a:-luxury
    b:-comfort

    dim:-
    a:-dazzling
    b:-luminous

    escalate:-
    a:-decrease
    b:-descent

    laceration:-
    a:-recuperation
    b:-healing

    cessation:-
    a:- ongoing
    b:-commencement

    chivalry:-
    a:-discourtesy
    b:-cowardice

    flourish:-
    a:-perish
    b:-decay
    c:-degenerate

    segregate:-
    a:-aggregate
    b:-unite


    Please explain why another option is less feasible than the option you have selected.
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    Re: Please help me regarding these synonyms and antonyms.

    Sorry, Sahil. We are not going to do your homework.

    Consult OneLook.com for definitions.

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    Re: Please help me regarding these synonyms and antonyms.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Sorry, Sahil. We are not going to do your homework.

    Consult OneLook.com for definitions.

    Rover_KE,
    This is not my homework.I even know all the answers.But the problem is that the some answers given in the source are not matching my answers so I wanted to confirm whether I am right or not.

    Please reply the thread,I need some facts regarding true meaning of the words no dictionary can impart me an exact sense of the word.So only you people can and should help me.

    Waiting eagerly for replies.

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    Re: Please help me regarding these synonyms and antonyms.

    Why don't you tell us which of the answers you believe are wrong. That's how we usually discuss things here.

    By the way, we don't use "know" that way. If you know all the answers, you don't need to have them checked. It's far more likely that you are not certain about some of them.

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    Re: Please help me regarding these synonyms and antonyms.

    Tell us what you think the right answers are and why. Then tell us what the book says the right answer are. Once we have that information, we can look at them, see where we all disagree and explain why.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Please help me regarding these synonyms and antonyms.

    Weary means sort of worn out/tired so synonym should be weak but answer given is troubled.
    Unceremonious should mean the informal but answer given is impolite.
    Abstemious should be temperate but answer is careful.
    Evoked should be summoned but the answer is call forth.
    Shrink should be contract but the answer is shrivel.

    antonyms:-
    Asceticism is a practice which according to me is inclined more towards giving up the physical comfort than luxury but the answer is luxury.

    Dim being lightly lit ,dazzling being the very bright should be the answer but the answer is luminous.
    Escalate having a hint of increased level ,answer should be descent but the answer is decrease.
    Cessation being the halt ,on going should be the answer but the answer is commencement.I think commencement is the antonym for complete stop rather than cessation.
    Chivalry is a science in which a person is more courteous than gallant ,discourteous should be the answer but the answer is cowardice.
    Segregate and aggregate are direct synonyms ,still unite is given as answer.

    I know that both answers are near synonyms but my problem is how to tell which is nearest.

    Help me regarding the same.

    Sahil

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    Re: Please help me regarding these synonyms and antonyms.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sahil Dhankhar View Post
    Weary means sort of worn out/tired so synonym should be weak but answer given is troubled. I'd say it should be b) weak.
    Unceremonious should mean the informal but answer given is impolite. I agree
    Abstemious should be temperate but answer is careful. This one's closer, but I'd say temperate.
    Evoked should be summoned but the answer is call forth. This could go either way. If you're summoned, you are called forth.
    Shrink should be contract but the answer is shrivel. Again I agree.

    I won't bother checking the rest. The test is rubbish. Where did you find it?

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