1. LIBERALITY (NOUN): generosity
Synonyms: charity, goodness
Antonyms: malevolence, unkindness
Though the speech was short, but it expressed good sense, warm attachment, liberality, propriety, even delicacy of feelings.
2. LASSITUDE (NOUN): lethargy
Synonyms: dullness, inaction
Antonyms: energy, liveliness
People who do not sleep well are often worn out during the day because of lassitude.
3. IMPEL (VERB): prompt, incite
Synonyms: compel, induce
Antonyms: hinder, check
The manufacturer hopes its commercial will impel us to purchase its new product.
4. PRECOCIOUS (ADJECTIVE): exceptionally smart, ahead of age in understanding
Synonyms: bright, mature
Antonyms: stupid, intelligent
The music teacher was surprised to see the precocious toddler correctly playing the violin.
5. IMPETUOUS (ADJECTIVE): acting without thinking, sudden decision
Synonyms: ardent, impulsive
Antonyms: calm, sensible
His impetuous behavior landed him in prison.
6. PESKY (ADJECTIVE): bothersome
Synonyms: annoying, vexing
Antonyms: pleasing, untroubling
She let out a self-important sigh as she turned; ready to dismiss the pesky newcomer.
7. JOSH (VERB): joke
Synonyms: banter, kid
Antonyms: serious, sober
She willed herself not to laugh at his josh, but it was hard.
8. RESTIVE (ADJECTIVE): impatient, nervous
Synonyms: agitated, tense
Antonyms: relaxed, calm
After just a week of summer vacation, the kids were bored and restive, demanding new
things to do.
9. EFFETE (ADJECTIVE): spoiled, exhausted
Synonyms: corrupt, debased
Antonyms: capable, productive
The huge wrestler made fun of the effete man who entered the ring to challenge him.
10. APPEASE (VERB): satisfy, pacify
Synonyms: allay, mollify
Antonyms: aggravate, agitate
Management hopes to appease the unhappy workers by raising their salaries.