Vocab Of The Day 24 November 2015

By | November 24, 2015

Learn English Vocab Synonyms Antonyms with Example
1. BLUDGEONED (VERB): castigate, nag
Synonyms: bully, harass
Antonyms: aid, assist
Example Sentence: The Jew was captured in his own house, dragged forth, and bludgeoned to death.

2. BRAZEN (ADJECTIVE): brash, unashamed
Synonyms: audacious, blatant Antonyms: humble, modest
Example Sentence: They must have felt hammered by the brazen and bold critiques they have heard these last weeks from the mouths of their people.

3. KNIT (VERB): intertwine
Synonyms: bind, unite
Antonyms: loosen, separate
Example Sentence: I had to lie abed for a month until my psyche began to knit and mend.

4. RETRIBUTION (NOUN): payback for another’s action
Synonyms: reprisal, revenge
Antonyms: forgiveness, pardon
Example Sentence: The protests in support of Martin have been peaceful, and no one has called for violence or retribution.

5. IMMINENT (ADJECTIVE): at hand, on the way
Synonyms: immediate, forthcoming
Antonyms: distant, avoidable
Example Sentence: I do not know whether she was conscious of her imminent danger.

6. CONUNDRUM (NOUN): puzzle
Synonyms: enigma, mystery
Antonyms: clarify, explain
Example Sentence: This may be a good solution, viewing the problem as a conundrum: but it is not scientific.

7. EXTRICATION (NOUN): liberation
Synonyms: freeing, rescue
Antonyms: hold, hurt
Example Sentence: He owed more than 2000 pounds; and he saw no hope of extrication from his embarrassments.

8. GRACE (NOUN): charm, loveliness
Synonyms: beauty, decency
Antonyms: rudeness, clumsiness
Example Sentence: They know that getting through bad times with grace is as important as enjoying the ease of the good times.

9. RANT (NOUN): yelling, raving
Synonyms: oration, tirade
Antonyms: calm, quiet
Example Sentence: Is there any genuine conviction at the bottom of all this rant and raving?

10. PROVINCIAL (ADJECTIVE): countrified; limited
Synonyms: local, rural
Antonyms: broad, liberal
Example Sentence: The electors should be left free to choose any person qualified to be a member of a provincial Legislature.

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