VOCAB OF THE DAY

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  1. SMATTERING (NOUN): small amount

Synonyms: modicum, smidgen

Antonyms: entirety, whole

Example Sentence: There is a smattering of ice cubes in the glass.

  1. SMACK (ADVERB): directly

Synonyms: bang , squarely

Antonyms: indirectly, inexactly

Example Sentence: He rode smack up against the side of the hous

  1. SOUVENIR (NOUN): trophy

Synonyms: relic, momento

Antonyms: forfeit, penalty

Example Sentence: He was awarded a souvenir for his efforts.

  1. STIMULANT (NOUN): energizer

Synonyms: catalyst, impetus

Antonyms: depressant, deterrent

Example Sentence: Increasing pollution is a major stimulant to Global warming.

  1. TESTAMENT (NOUN): testimonial

Synonyms: proof ,colloquy

Antonyms: hypothesis, theory

Example Sentence: Increasing likes on YouTube is a testament to the video’s popularity.

  1. GROUNDS (NOUN): argumentation

Synonyms: assertion, claim

Antonyms: denial, reply

Example Sentence: Lines of grounds was used in the debate when he was about to lose.

  1. EMBARGO (NOUN): prohibition

Synonyms: ban, resistant

Antonyms: aid, help

Example Sentence: An embargo is imposed on illicit trade.

  1. UNDAUNTED (ADJECTIVE): fearless

Synonyms: steadfast, indomitable

Antonyms: cowardly, shrinking

Example Sentence: Indira Gandhi was an undaunted lady.

  1. TINKER (VERB): dabble

Synonyms: mess, putter

Antonyms: break, destroy

Example Sentence: The little boy was tinkering with the violin.

  1. PROPINQUITY (NOUN): proximity

Synonyms: affinity, kinship

Antonyms: distance, remoteness

Example Sentence: The propinquity of the danger ahead made us turn around and take a different path.