Important Vocabulary Part – 1

Scrutiny (Noun): The careful and detailed examination of something

  • Synonyms: Perusal, Audit, Probe, Inquisition, Exploration, Inspection
  • Antonyms: Glimpse, Glance, Cursory Look, Peep, Scan
  • Example: ‘If you want to fly on an airplane, you should be prepared to deal with scrutiny from the airline personnel.

Conciliatory (adjective): Intended to gain goodwill or favor or to reduce hostility.

  • Synonyms: Propitiatory, Placatory, Mollifying, Irenic, Appeasing
  • Antonyms: Antagonizing,Antipathetic, Hostile, Inhospitable, Inimical, Unfriendly
  • Example: The United Nations has a conciliatory role in handling disputes between countries.

Rationale (noun): A set of reasons or a logical basis for a course of action or belief.

  • Synonyms: Reason, Justification, Logic, Sense
  • Antonyms: Nonsensicalness, Unreasonableness, Senselessness, Illogic
  • Example: The judge asked the young man to explain his rationale for stealing a police car.

Gamut (Noun):  the complete range or scope of something.

  • Synonyms: spectrum, scale, series
  • Antonyms: individual, angle
  • Example: College life opened up a whole gamut of new experiences.

Frenzied (Adjective):  wildly excited or uncontrolled.

  • Synonyms: furious, violent, insane
  • Antonyms: calm, peaceful, tranquil
  • Example: The man was hit to death in a frenzied attack.

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