1. MANNA (NOUN): gift
Synonyms: bonanza, boon
He gave the little girl some manna to eat and lay down to sleep.
2. FLEX (VERB): bend
Synonyms: mound, vault Antonyms: straighten, bend
Companies like Delta, Apple, and Nike flex their political muscle on behalf of gay rights.
3. BENEDICTION (NOUN): closing prayer
Synonyms: invocation, amen Antonyms: condemnation, disfavour
Where their benediction fell, their flocks were sure to go—or that was the idea.
4. BUSTLE (NOUN): quick and busy activity
Synonyms: commotion, tumult Antonyms: order, peace
There is much purposeful hustle and bustle but tasks go uncompleted; confusion reigns.
5. BRISTLE (NOUN): short, prickly hair
Synonyms: prickle, quill Antonyms: long hair
The second feature involves a bristle and inkwell that will also be featured on the front
of the note.
6. WHEEDLE (VERB): talk into
Synonyms: cajole, finagle Antonyms: repel, disgust
I know that I have but to wheedle you and you, too, will yield!
7. SERMON (NOUN): instructive speech with a moral
Synonyms: advice, homily Antonyms: deception
Why has the government suddenly allowed him to leave his home and attend the Friday sermon ?
8. STEER (VERB): guide, direct on a course
Synonyms: drive, govern Antonyms: abandon, obey
They just lack, in other words, a pilot to steer the plane of the right grand policy.
9. ARMOIRE (NOUN): large cabinet
Synonyms: wardrobe, repository
It seemed such a small brown spot, in such haste, dipping between the candles on the armoire.
10. TRAVESTY (NOUN): spoof, ridicule
Synonyms: distortion, farce Antonyms: seriousness, solemnity
From what I can tell, the reception to this new Ryan travesty is mixed.