VOCAB OF THE DAY

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VOCABULARY

  1. DEMAGOGUE (NOUN): Agitating person

Synonyms: firebrand, agitator

Antonyms: calm person, beloved person

Example Sentence: Last night I was in a discussion with a demagogue.

 

  1. BESMIRCH (VERB): Taint

Synonyms: dishonour, slander

Antonyms:  honour, praise

Example Sentence: He was trying to besmirch his friend’s image.

 

  1. FECKLESS (ADJECTIVE): Aimless

Synonyms: carefree, careless

Antonyms:  competent, effectual

Example Sentence: Don’t act like a feckless person.

 

  1. DENIGRATE (VERB): Defame

Synonyms: calumniate, malign

Antonyms:  extol, eulogize

Example Sentence: He was unintentionally denigrating the persona of his own friend.

 

  1. DEMONIAC (NOUN): Person who is crazy

Synonyms: maniac, lunatic

Antonyms: sane, wise

Example Sentence: Don’t talk to that demoniac.

 

  1. EXPOSTULATE (VERB): Dissuade

Synonyms: argue, oppose

Antonyms: accede, agree

Example Sentence: Don’t try to expostulate my idea I said.

 

  1. ONTOGENY (NOUN): Growth

Synonyms: advancement, evolution

Antonyms: decline, decrease

Example Sentence: I like the way this government has led his countrymen on the path of ontogeny.

 

  1. SOMNOLENT (ADJECTIVE): Sleepy

Synonyms: asleep, drowsy

Antonyms: attentive, awake

Example Sentence: He looks like a somnolent.

 

  1. QUEASY (ADJECTIVE): Not feeling well

Synonyms: sick, ill

Antonyms:  comfortable, healthy

Example Sentence: Today I am feeling bit queasy.

 

  1. WADE (VERB): Plod, often through water

Synonyms: paddle, dabble

Antonyms:  freeze, stop

Example Sentence: The buffalos were wading in the pond.