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  • Feelings
  • Absense
  • Brainstrom
  • Communicate
  • Carving
  • Emergency
  • Expression
  • Greeting
  • Immediately
  • Interest

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Feeling

Noun

Meaning: Emotional experiences like pain, pleasure, etc,

Synonyms: 

  • Emotions
  • Mood
  • Sentiments

Antonyms:

  • Unconscious
  • Numb
  • Insensitivity

Example Sentences

  1. I get a warm and friendly feeling every time I meet my grandparents. 
  2. I have developed strong feelings for my best friend Sara.

Paragraph

I invited Ellen to dinner at 8 o’clock. It’s eight past half now. I have been trying to contact her but she has not been answering my phone calls. I have a strong feeling in my bones that she will not come today. 

Wrong Sentences

  1. Her voice was trembling with feelings when she was talking to her child on the phone. (correct word: emotions)
  2. I am not in the feeling to go out. ( correct word: mood) 

Absence

Noun

Meaning: When a person or thing is not present in an event or place.

Synonyms: 

  • Lack
  • Missing
  • Nonexistent

Antonyms:

  • Adequacy
  • Present
  • Available

Example Sentences

  1. The students made a lot of noise during the teacher’s absence.
  2. The kids behaved badly during the absence of their parents. 

Paragraph

My colleague in the office is on leave because he is not feeling well. Thus, during his absence, I have to manage an increased workload and job responsibilities.

Wrong Sentences

  1. The kid was crying because his favorite toy has gone absence. (correct word: missing)
  2. In the seventeenth century, the concept of Blockchain was absence. ( correct word: nonexistent) 

Brainstorm

Verb

Meaning: To come up with new ideas before starting an activity

Synonyms

  • Analyze
  • Ponder
  • Think

Antonyms:

  • Ignore
  • Neglect
  • Forget

Example Sentences

  1. Good writers brainstorm the outline of the blogs before starting them.
  2. You should brainstorm marketing ideas before launching your product.

Paragraph

Business experts and beginners sat down to brainstorm solutions to solve our client’s problems. Everyone’s participation was helping us to think outside of the box while crafting the solution.

Wrong Sentences

  1. It’s important that first, you brainstorm the situation and then respond according to it. (correct word: analyze)
  2. My mother brainstormed for a moment before permitting me to go to the concert. ( correct word: pondered) 

Communicate

Verb

Meaning: To pass on a message, idea, or information to another person or animal

Synonyms: 

  • Convey
  • Interact
  • Inform

Antonyms:

  • Quiet
  • Silenced 
  • Withhold

Example Sentences

  1. The fox howled to communicate with her partner.
  2. My friends use Whatsapp to communicate with each other. 

Paragraph

The ebook project did not go well. All the major client requirements were not present in it. It is because our manager did not communicate the guidelines properly to the writers.

Wrong Sentences

  1. She is a shy person and doesn’t like to communicate with anyone. (correct word: interact) 
  2. I communicated my manager that I won’t be coming tomorrow. ( correct word: informed) 

Craving 

Noun

Meaning: Strong and uncontrollable desire for something

Synonyms: 

  • Longing
  • Yearning
  • Urge

Antonyms:

  • Aversion
  • Disgust
  • Nausea

Example Sentences

  1. During pregnancy, I had a strong craving for peanuts.
  2. I have been craving to eat Turkish cuisine for the longest time.

Paragraph

During June and July, Asian countries experience extremely hot weather. People feel lethargic and dehydrated. Hence, they crave chilled lemonades or sodas to bring up their energy levels.

Wrong Sentences

  1. In the first trimester of pregnancy, people experience severe cravings and vomiting. (correct word: nausea)
  2. While remembering her dead father, she couldn’t resist the craving to cry. ( correct word: urge) 

Emergency

Noun

Meaning: Unexpected accident or happening that requires immediate action.

Synonyms

  • Crisis
  • Unforeseen
  • Disaster

Antonyms:

  • Ease
  • Peace
  • Noncritical

Example Sentences

  1. The pilot had to make an emergency landing due to technical problems with the engine.
  2. Our boss called an emergency meeting to inform us about his sudden retirement.

Paragraph

Last night, the plane engine caught fire five minutes after landing at the Dubai International airport. Hence, the crew members helped evacuate the passengers from the emergency exit.

Wrong Sentences

  1. Our family is going through a financial emergency. (correct word: crisis)
  2. During the last week of my pregnancy, I had to deal with emergency complications. ( correct word:   ) 

Expression

Noun

Meaning: The act of showing your thoughts, feelings, and opinions.

Synonyms: 

  • Appearance
  • Gesture
  • Interpretation

Antonyms:

  • Suppression
  • Silence
  • Concealment

Example Sentences

  1. Her facial expressions were telling that she was getting bored with my stories.
  2. She had a happy expression on her face when she met her dad after five years.

Paragraph

The kids had made a lot of mess in the house during the absence of their parents. When they got back home, they had angry expressions on their faces after seeing all the clutter. 

Wrong Sentences

  1. She always had a lot of insecurities about her physical expression. (correct word: appearance)
  2. Distributing free food to the flood victims is a nice expression. ( correct word: gesture)

Greeting

Noun

Meaning: To politely meet or welcome someone

Synonyms

  • Salute
  • Welcome
  • Address

Antonyms:

  • Farewell
  • Goodbye
  • Ignore

Example Sentences

  1. The players exchanged friendly greetings before the football match.
  2. My grandparents sent good wishes and greetings on Christmas.

Paragraph

While I was out for groceries last night, I saw Aunt Zara in the store. She is a college friend of my mom. We met each other and she asked me to give her greetings to my mother.

Wrong Sentences

  1. The Prime Minister will be greeting the nation tonight. (correct word: addressing)
  2. His greeting nature made us all comfortable at the party. ( correct word: welcoming) 

Immediately

Adverb

Meaning: To do something instantly without waiting 

Synonyms: 

  • Quickly
  • Right now
  • Promptly

Antonyms:

  • Delayed
  • Slowly
  • Late

Example Sentences

  1. I immediately shouted for help when two robbers broke into my house.
  2. She immediately called the doctor when she saw her child choking.

Paragraph

This was the most tiring week at the office. I had to overwork to complete all the tasks of this urgent project. Finally, when I got back home, I immediately fell asleep.

Wrong Sentences

  1.  Sara is our efficient employee. She immediately completes all her tasks before the deadline. (correct word: quickly)
  2.   ( correct word: right now) 

Interest

Noun

Meaning: The feeling of giving attention to someone or involvement in something.

Synonyms

  • Curiosity
  • Importance
  • Engrossed

Antonyms:

  • Boredom
  • Unconcerned
  • Insignificant

Example Sentences

  1. I want to become a singer because I have a great interest in music.
  2. My father has no interest in watching political shows.

Paragraph

My child has been failing the exams for the past year. He has no interest in studies. I am extremely concerned about how he will progress in his life in the future.

Wrong Sentences

  1. Out of interest, I started reading old letters from my ex-girlfriend. (correct word: curiosity)
  2. I was so interested in watching the film that I didn’t hear the doorbell. ( correct word: engrossed) 

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