1. HERETICAL (ADJECTIVE): unorthodox
Synonyms: agnostic, apostate
Conservatives have written the whole thing off as the heretical pursuit of the Bush administration.
2. COAGULATE (VERB): clot
Synonyms: compact, condense Antonyms: soften, dilute
The disintegrated mass of rabbits commenced, as it were, to solidify, to coagulate.
3. WEDGED (ADJECTIVE): unaware
Synonyms: suspended, confused Antonyms: aware
The heavy canvas tunnels were on iron hooks that could be wedged in the window frames.
4. TRANSFUSE (VERB): charge
Synonyms: suffuse, encumber Antonyms: release, help
Fifty or sixty years ago surgeons did not hesitate to transfuse the blood of animals into human beings.
5. STRATAGEM (NOUN): trick
Synonyms: gimmick, ploy Antonyms: honesty, reality
Let no one know that I have come, for I must slay the suitors by stratagem.
6. DASTARDLY (ADJECTIVE): rotten
Synonyms: contemptible, vile Antonyms: worthy, respectable
The ratings will be dastardly for the full five-year term,” they intoned.
7. FARCE (NOUN): nonsense, satire
Synonyms: comedy, mockery Antonyms: tragedy, seriousness
Republicanism has become a Southern Gothic farce of paranoia, resentment, scandal, and hypocritical moralism.
8. SCALAWAG (NOUN): rascal
Synonyms: miscreant, rogue Antonyms: humble
And when did I ever talk to you about the quality, you scalawag?
9. ACICULAR (ADJECTIVE): pointed
Synonyms: acute, sharp Antonyms: blunt
By repeated solutions in alcohol it may be obtained under the form of white, silky, acicular crystals.
10. CONTUMELIOUS (ADJECTIVE): insolent
Synonyms: abusive, brash
It was a day without a breath of wind, such as alternate in the archipelago with days of contumelious breezes.