Vocab Of The Day Part 4

By | December 3, 2015

1. CONCLAVE (NOUN): secret meeting
Synonyms: confab, assembly
Antonyms: openness, individual
Example Sentence: He quotes an unnamed cardinal saying that the conclave voters knew the charges were false.

2. REPRISAL (NOUN): revenge
Synonyms: retribution, vengeance
Antonyms: pardon, sympathy
Example Sentence: She seemed gauging me, trying, no doubt, to find out what reprisal would be taken against her brother.

3. SERVITUDE (NOUN): slavery
Synonyms: bondage, serfdom
Antonyms: mastery, boss
Example Sentence: Beware of these men; for their friendship is nothing less than a servitude.’

4. WADE (VERB): plod, often through water
Synonyms: splash, stumble
Antonyms: avoid, dodge
Example Sentence: Then she asked who’d seen you last, and if anyone had given you leave to wade.

5. RESORTED (VERB): make use of
Synonyms: applied, exercised
Antonyms: abstain, halt
Example Sentence: So, miserably, he resorted to the autocue, and even this he turned into a disaster.

Synonyms: luminous, shining
Antonyms: dark, dim
Example Sentence: The light of halogen lamps is slightly more “whitish” than incandescent lamps.

7. RABBLE (NOUN): mob
Synonyms: crowd, gang
Antonyms: alone, one
Example Sentence: All the excitement of her rabble rousing had been suitably extinguished, along withour enthusiasm for this show.

8. RADICAL (ADJECTIVE): fundamental, basic
Synonyms: basal, essential
Antonyms: minor, unimportant
Example Sentence: Such a measure would be a radical, highly confrontational response to sanctions.

9. PLUNGE (VERB): dive or fall fast
Synonyms: descend, sink
Antonyms: increase, rise
Example Sentence: We can hit the brakes, but that won’t save us from the plunge.

10. SQUEAMISH (ADJECTIVE): nauseated; finicky
Synonyms: fussy, queasy
Antonyms: undemanding, willing
Example Sentence: Since when have you become so squeamish about card-playing, Mr. Paul?

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