Vocab Of The Day – 03/03/2017

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1.EAGERNESS (NOUN): enthusiasm

Synonyms: longing, yearning

Antonyms: apathy, reluctance

Example Sentence:  His eagerness for fame can be seen in his actions.

 

  1. ARDUOUS (ADJECTIVE): difficult

Synonyms: onerous, uphill

Antonyms: effortless, pleasant

Example Sentence:  The arduous task was completed on time.

 

  1. FANATIC (NOUN): an overenthusiastic person

Synonyms: bigot, radical

Antonym: liberal, moderate

Example Sentence:  The fanatics are disliked by everyone.

 

  1. PINNACLE (NOUN): top

Synonyms: apex, zenith

Antonyms: nadir, base

Example Sentence: They reached the pinnacle of their career honestly.

 

  1. DETRIMENT (NOUN): disadvantage

Synonyms: liability, drawback

Antonyms: boon, gain

Example Sentence:  They faced many detriments while achieving their goal.

 

  1. ZEST (NOUN): spicing

Synonyms: seasoning, flavoring

Antonym: indifference, lethargy

Example Sentence: A bit of zest is important in life.

 

  1. WAYWARD (ADJECTIVE): contrary

Synonyms: delinquent, capricious

Antonyms: compliant, obedient

Example Sentence:  The wayward points in the case made him lose it.

 

  1. GAPE (VERB): stare

Synonyms: glare, ogle

Antonyms: ignore, overlook

Example Sentence: Many people gape in anger.

 

  1. PINE (VERB): long for

Synonyms: crave, hanker

Antonyms: dislike, despise

Example sentence:  They pined for a lot money and ended up in jail.

 

  1. MUFFLED (ADJECTIVE): quietened

Synonyms: silenced, subdued

Antonyms: encouraged, promoted

Example Sentence:  He muffled the noise with his roar.