1. DRUTHERS (NOUN): liking or inclination toward something
Synonyms: affection, fondness
Antonyms: dislike, hatred
Given his druthers he lives on a diet of wine, bread, fish, and olive oil.
2. FLOUT (VERB): show contempt for
Synonyms: defy, disregard
Antonyms: approve, honour
Republicans could flout their own resentments and true believers.
3. BUTTRESS (VERB): brace, support
Synonyms: abutment, pier
Antonyms: opposition, disapproval
Newspaper citations flash on the screen to buttress the parade of horrible.
4. MANACLE (NOUN): handcuff
Synonyms: bond, chain
Although the blood was bursting from the nails he forced his hand through the manacle.
5. RAPT (ADJECTIVE): absorbed, fascinated
Synonyms: delighted, enthralled
Antonyms: sorrowful, unhappy
This testimony caused three young men on the jury to lean forward in their chairs, where they remained in rapt attention.
6. SQUALLY (ADJECTIVE): windy
Synonyms: airy, stormy
Antonyms: calm, still
The morning was squally, and the sea rolled boisterously into the Sound.
7. CON (NOUN): trick
Synonyms: bluff, cheat Antonyms: honesty, truthfulness
He could be a “con man” lying about or at least exaggerating his accomplishments.
8. ABYSMAL (ADJECTIVE): great extent; immeasurable
Synonyms: boundless, complete
Antonyms: infinite, low
Over the last year, nothing he could do had much of an impact on his abysmal
9. SALACIOUS (ADJECTIVE): lascivious
Synonyms: indecent, lewd
Antonyms: pure, moral
I mean, calling it that is probably why people are expecting it to be salacious and along the lines of what the book was.
10. TENACIOUS (ADJECTIVE): strong, unyielding
Synonyms: cohesive, determined
Antonyms: afraid, irresolute
She seldom showed any anger; but when she did it was tenacious, and slow to be appeased.