A Word A Day : Miscellaneous





Word of 30th April 2007: A Word A Day-Miscellaneous




Miscellaneous



( Adjective )


I have maintained a
miscellaneous collection of books and cassettes.

Synonyms:

Assorted

Mingled

Motley

Unlike

Various

Variant

Dissimilar

Discordant

Confused

Promiscuous

Contextual Examples:

The gift pack contained
assorted biscuits.

A few goats were
mingled with the sheep in the same field.

It is amazing that such a
motley group has got along for such a long time.

It is the only club which gives membership to
unlike persons.

This song is just a
variant of a folk tune.

We have
various types of cars in this show room for sale.

The two girls are so
dissimilar that you won’t believe they are real sisters.

The speakers had entirely
discordant views on the subject. Hence they could not help quarreling with each other.

He was so
confused that he could not answer even simple questions.

She did not regard herself as
promiscuous.



Antonyms:

Homogeneous

Identical

Like

Pure

Uniform

Same

Similar

Contextual Examples:

India is composed of
homogenous races.

The interests of all the states in India are
identical.

Very often he behaves
like an uneducated person.

This is
pure diamond, not artificial.

A
uniform law on citizenship prevails in most of the European countries.

I am facing the
same problems in this city as you are facing.

I am happy we have
similar tastes in colour and dress.

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