1. MARSUPIAL (NOUN): pouched mammal
Synonyms: bandicoot, opossum
The marsupial animals bring forth their young before they are fully developed.
2. VILE (ADJECTIVE): offensive, horrible
Synonyms: horrid, nasty Antonyms: friendly, gentle
Can anything be done to stop miscreants from using Twitter, Facebook, and other sites for vile purposes?
3. MATRONLY (ADJECTIVE): womanly
Synonyms: dignified, motherly Antonyms: disrespected
Her features, once soft and matronly, flamed with uncontrollable passions.
4. SUAVE (ADJECTIVE): charming, smooth
Synonyms: courteous, polite Antonyms: rude, uncivil
The cool guys finally have their own pad, full of the doodads and gizmos to support the suave bachelor life.
5. CAMBER (VERB): curve
Synonyms: arc, bend Antonyms: compress, condense
Generally speaking, the greater the velocity, the less the camber and angle of incidence.
6. PROCRUSTEAN (ADJECTIVE): generous
Synonyms: ruthless, abundant Antonyms: gentle, merciful
My purposes, my views, my beliefs were the Procrustean bed upon which every act of
hers was measured.
7. ESCULENT (ADJECTIVE): fit to be eaten
Synonyms: consumable, eatable Antonyms: inedible
Morels are esculent mushrooms and are delicious, but be warned that there are also false morels, which are poisonous.
8. PHALANX (NOUN): mass, force of people
Synonyms: throng, horde Antonyms: individual, one
A phalanx of lawyers took charge of the case.
9. ATRAMENTOUS (ADJECTIVE): dark, inky
Synonyms: brunet, pitch Antonyms: hopeful, clean
In the atramentous, it could be hard to tell which side of the train the platform was on.
10. MUCRONATE (ADJECTIVE): pointed
Synonyms: acute, edged Antonyms: blunt
The leaves are alternate, with six pairs of oblong-linear, obtuse, mucronate leaflets.