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Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms and Antonyms Letter A

Synonyms and Antonyms

We are going to learn Synonyms and Antonyms of letter A.

Abandon

Synonyms – Desert, Give up, Forsake, Bereave, leave, Quit, Relinquish; Abdicate; Surrender; Resign.

Antonyms – Continue; Persist; Cherish; Maintain; Retain; Uphold; Defend; assert; Favour; Adopt; Support.

Abandoned

Synonyms – Forsaken; Given up; Left; Deserted; Shunned; Repudiated; Relinquished; Vacated; Surrendered; Wicked; Immoral; Impure; Corrupt

Antonyms – Cherished; Maintained; Upheld; Favored; Defended; Chaste; Pure; Moral; Innocent.

Abattoir

Synonyms – Slaughterhouse, Altar.

Aberration

Synonyms – Straying; Distortion Deviation; Variation; Irregularity; Divergence; Insanity; Eccentricity; Wandering; Anomaly; Peculiarity.

Antonyms – Firmness; Rigidity; Regularity; Sanity; Sobriety; Rationality; Coolness.

Abeyance

Synonyms – Suspension; Inactivity; Inaction; Dormancy; Adjournment; Reservation; Expectancy.

Antonyms – Enforcement; Operation; Revival; Resuscitation; Action; Renewal; Exercise.

Abnegation

Synonyms – Sacrifice; Refusal; Self-denial; Renunciation; Abjuration; Denial; Surrender.

Antonyms – Indulgence; Profession; Excess; Luxury; Extravagance; Intemperance; Immoderation.

Abolish

Synonyms – End; put to an end; Remove; Eradicate; Do away with; Disestablish; Destroy; Annihilate; Demolish; Abrogate; Annul; Extinguish; Exterminate; Revoke.

Antonyms – Retain; Continue; Establish; Restore; Revive; Repair; Support; Sustain; Ratify; Enforce.

Abomination

Synonyms – Detestation; Hatred; Dislike; Disgust; Nuisance; Corruption; Evil; Horror; Shame; Aversion-Wickedness; Anathema.

Antonyms – Cleanliness; Purity; Beauty; Loveliness; Blessing; Happiness; Joy; Benefit; Affection.

Abort

Synonyms – Miscarry; End prematurely; Terminate; Halt; Check; Stop; Fell; Arrest; Go wrong.

Antonyms – Achieve; Get; Obtain; Accomplish; Complete; Finish; Conclude; Consummate; Realize; Effect; Acquire; Impregnate.

Abortive

Synonyms – Futile; Fruitless; Unsuccessful; Useless; Vain; Ineffective; Ineffectual; Unproductive; Inoperative; Worthless.

Antonyms – Fruitful; Successful; Useful; Effective; Effectual; Satisfactory; Productive; Operative.

Abrade

Synonyms – Rub; Erase; Abradere; Scrape off; Wear away; Erode; Obliterate; Scratch; Scrape; Wear Down.

Abridge

Synonyms – Shorten; Cut short; Curtail; Reduce; Diminish; Summarise; Abbreviate; Analyse; Abstract.

Antonyms – Enlarge; Extend; Increase; Expand; Add.

Abrogate

Synonyms – Abolish; Nullify; Annul; Cancel; Revoke; Repeal; Vacate; Void; Quash; Negate; Expunge; Countermand; Invalidate; Overrule.

Antonyms – Enact; Sanction; Pronounce; Ordain; Establish; Validate; Rule; Ratify; Sanction; Authorize; Decree.

Abruptly

Synonyms – Suddenly; Quickly; Hastily; shortly; Accidentally; Impetuously; Brusquely; Unexpectedly; Brokenly; Roughly; Unevenly; Disconnectedly.

Antonyms – Gradually; Regularly; Generally; Evenly; Continuously; Progressively; Slowly; Moderately.

Absorbed

Synonyms – Flee; Run away; Escape; Run off; Depart; Leave; Hide; Slip away; Bolt; Disappear; Decamp; Retreat; Withdraw.

Antonyms – Stay; Remain; Continue; Abide; Stop Endure; Stand Firm; Tarry.

Absorbed

Synonyms – Engaged; Engrossed; Assimilated; engulfed; Imbibed; Consumed; Merged.

Antonyms – Disgorged; Ejected; Exuded; Emitted; Dissipated; Dispersed; Spewed; Bleched.

Abstruse

Synonyms – Complex; Difficult; Profound; Recondite; Abstract; Subtle; Deep; Obscure; Mysterious; Esoteric.

Antonyms – Distinct; Clear; Evident; Lucid; Vivid’ Comprehensible; Knowable; Known; Manifest; Unequivocal; Unambiguous.

Absurd

Synonyms – Unreasonable; Foolish; Ridiculous; Stupid; Silly; Senseless; Nonsensical; Ludicrous; False Erroneous; Mistaken; Anomalous; Paradoxical.

Antonyms – Rational; Reasonable; Wise; Sound; True; Sensible; Infallible; Unquestionable; Certain.

Abundance

Synonyms – Foolishness; Nonsense; Foolery; Stupidity; Folly; Senselessness; Silliness; Idiocy; Ineptness; Simplicity; Short-sightedness.

Antonyms – Cautiousness; Prudence; Wisdom; Cunningness; Alertness; Aptness.

Abundant

Synonyms – Plentiful; Abounding; Ample; Copious; Full; Lavish; Flowing; Profuse; Opulent.

Antonyms – Scanty; Insufficient; Meagre; Little; Few; Scarce; Small; Tiny; Bare.

Accentuate

Synonyms – Emphasize; Stress; Acent; Affirm; Underline; Exaggerate; Mark; Highlight; Draw Attention to.

Accessary

Synonyms – Assistant; Partner; Co-partner; Helper; Accomplice; Henchman; Follower; Colleague; Associate; Participator.

Antonyms – Enemy; Foe; Opponent; Betrayer; Antagonist; Adversary; Rival; Opposer; Hinderer; Informer; Spy; Attacker.

Accessory

Synonyms – Addition; Adornment; Component; Extra; Supplement; Decoration; Attachment; Accompaniment; Appendage; Extention; Auxiliary; Ancillary.

Antonyms – Essential; Necessary; Requisite; Must; Rudiment; Vital pat; Fundamental.

Accolade

Synonyms – Award; Honour; Hugging; Embracement; Kiss; Laurels; Praise Prize. Conferment; Gift; Endowment.

The Prelude, MA in English

The Prelude

The Prelude may be classed somewhat loosely as an epic; it does not satisfy all the traditional qualifications of that genre. The epic is customarily defined as a long narrative poem which recounts heroic actions.

commonly legendary or historical, and usually of one principal hero (from whence it derives its unity). The Prelude take its unity from the fact that the central “hero” is its author

The poem is written blank  verse, unrhymed lines of iambic pentameter with certain permissible substitutions of trochees and anapests to relieve the monotony of the iambic foot and with total disregard for the stanza from.

In the middle of the eighteenth century, there was an eclipse of interest in the rhymed  heroic couplet. A revival of interest in Milton led to the establishment of Miltonic blank verse as the standard medium for lengthy philosophical or didactic poetical works.

The resulting form came to be called the “literary” epic as opposed to heroic and folk epic. To this type, Wordsworth, with his unconventional ideas of diction brought a natural and conversational tone.

9th Class English, The Snake and the Mirror

Thomas Shadwell

Thomas Shadwell was born at either Bromehill Farm, Weeting-with-Broomhill or Santon House, Lynford, Norfolk, and he was educated at Bury St Edmunds School, and at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, which he entered in 1656. He left the university without a degree.

Thomas Shadwell

He joined the Middle Temple. At the Whig triumph in 1688, he superseded John Dryden as poet laureate and historiographer royal. He died at Chelsea on 19 November 1692. He was buried in Chelsea Old Church, but his tomb was destroyed by wartime bombing; however a memorial to him survives in Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey.

Mac Flecknoe

Mac Flecknoe

It is about Mac Flecknoe When Dryden wrote the poem the political scene of England was dominated by two political parties: The Tories and the Whigs. The Whigs were led by the Earl of Shafts bury who in 1979 introduced the Exclusion Bill in the Parliament following the revelation of a Popish plot to kill Charles II and put James, the the Duke of York, on the throne and also to bring the French army into England.Mac Flecknoe

The object of the Bill was to press the claims of the Duke of Monmouth an illegitimate son of Charles, to the throne. The Bill was passed in the Common but defeated in the Lord’s.

The Country was on the verge of Civil War. The king arrested Shafts bury and banished the Duke of monmouth. But the Jury of Middle sex rejected the treason charges against Shafts bury and released him immediately. To Celebrate the success the Whigs struck a medal bearing the head and name of their hero.

Dryden published his satire. The Medal criticizing the Whigs. There were several replies from the Tories. Thomas Shadwell wrote The Medal of John Bayes Which was actually an indecent and unfair attack of Dryden’s personal life Mac Flecknoe was Dryden’s reply to Shadwell.

Dryen’s poem is a satire. It’s tone is mock heroic and the poet uses irony with telling effect. Richard Flecknoe is ready to vacate his title as the world’s worst poet. A worthy successor has to be chosen. The choice falls on Shadwell. He is to be crowned the king of the realm of dullness.

The venue for the coronation is in Barbican; a suburb notorious for its low and vulgar life. The Ceremony is performed with the usual rites now shown in a new, ludicrous light.

The Waste Land

The Waste Land

Eliot’s The Waste Land is I think the justification of the Movement of our modern experiment, since 1900. He wrote Ezra Pound shortly after the poem was published in 1922. T.S. Eliot’s poem describes a mood of deep disillusionment stemming both from the collective experience of the First World War. and from Eliot’s personal travails.

Born in St. Louis, Eliot had studied at Harvard, the Sorbonne, and Oxford before moving to London, where he completed his doctoral dissertation on the philosopher F. H. Bradley. Because of the war, he was unable to return to the United states to receive his degree.

He taught grammar school briefly and then took a job at Lloyd’s Bank, Where he worked for eight years. Unhappily married, he suffered writer’s block and then a breakdown soon after the war and wrote most of The Waste Land While recovering in a sanatorium in Lausanne, Switzerland, at the age of 33.

Eliot later described the poem as the relief of a personal and wholly insignificant grouse against life. Just a piece of rhythmical grumbling. Yet the poem seemed to his contemporaries to transcend Eliot’s personal situation and represent a general crisis in western culture.

One of its major themes is the barrenness of a post war world in which human sexuality has been perverted from its normal course and the natural world too has become infertile. Eliot went on to convert to a High Church form of Anglicanism, become a naturalized British subject, and turn to conservative politics.

The Waste Land was quickly recognized as a major statement of modernist poetics, both for its broad symbolic significance and for Eliot’s masterful use of formal techniques that earlier modernists had only begun to attempt. The critic I.A. Richards influentially praised Eliot for describing the shared post war “sense of desolation, of uncertainty, of futility, of the groundlessness of aspirations, of the vanity of endeavor.

and a thirst for a life-giving water which seems suddenly to have failed. Eliot later complained that approving critics like Richards said that I had expressed the disillusionment of a generation, Which is nonsense.