1. POCOCURANTE (ADJECTIVE): without sufficient attention
Synonyms: casual, indiscreet
Antonyms: attentive, careful
But the atmosphere was pococurante, and editors were encouraged to circulate around the showroom after the show.
2. SEPULTURE (NOUN): grave
Synonyms: mound, vault
She was put into a vault which this Turk had for the sepulture of his family.
3. MIEN (NOUN): person’s presence, manner
Synonyms: countenance, demeanor
He desisted at last and looked back at us with a mien of anger.
4. SPASM (ADJECTIVE): twitch, fit
Synonyms: contraction, convulsion Antonyms: harmony, peace
Essentially, this is no more than a spasm of mindless and brutal high summer destruction.
5. SEETHE (VERB): be very angry
Synonyms: fume, bristle Antonyms: be happy, freeze
I tried to control myself, but the seethe of rage almost choked me.
6. SWINDLER (NOUN): person who cheats another
Synonyms: cheater, thief Antonyms: philanthropist
He is not crassly referred to as a swindler, a scoundrel or a liar.
7. BOLSTER (VERB): help
Synonyms: aid, help Antonyms: hinder, halt
It’s going to need some of that incoming capital to bolster its businesses.
8. BURGEON (VERB): bloom
Synonyms: prosper, sprout Antonyms: decline, fade
Unless a writer feels free, things will not come to him, he cannot burgeon on any subject whatsoever.
9. FLUTTER (VERB): wave rapidly, flap
Synonyms: drift, hover Antonyms: steady, calm
Just as suddenly she was gone, leaving a flutter of red curtains.
10. SCUTTLE (VERB): destroy
Synonyms: abandon, submerge Antonyms: create
Others said it would take something shocking to scuttle the meeting.