VOCAB OF THE DAY

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VOCABULARY

 

  1. CEDE (VERB): acknowledge

Synonyms: accept, admit

Antonyms: deny, refuse

Example Sentence: The police will have to concede to the kidnapper’s demands to free the hostages.

 

  1. DOWNRIGHT (ADJECTIVE): whole

Synonyms:  utter, absolute    

Antonyms: partial, incomplete

Example Sentence: He was paid for the downright service.

 

  1. FRILL (NOUN): convenience

Synonyms: service, facility

Antonyms: discomfort, inconvenience

Example Sentence: He presses the bell for the wi-fi frill.

 

  1. BACKING (NOUN): assistance  

Synonyms: ministration, help    

Antonyms: obstruction, hindrance

Example Sentence: I need your backing this time.

 

  1. INANITY (NOUN):  truism

Synonyms: banality, cliché     

Antonyms: coinage, original saying

Example Sentence: Your inanity is meaningless and does nothing for Ayush’s anger.  

 

  1. BOWDLERIZE (VERB): censor

Synonyms: sterilize, decontaminate

Antonyms: make dirty, contaminate

Example Sentence: The book was so upsetting it would take the author months to bowdlerize it and make it fit for sensitive eyes.

 

  1. MORBID (ADJECTIVE): lurid

Synonyms: ghoulish, ghastly  

Antonyms: jaunty, chirpy

Example Sentence: Police have made a morbid discovery.

 

  1. BRUISE (VERB): distort

Synonyms: contort, deform                 

Antonyms: beautify, repair

Example Sentence: The body of the victim was bruised beyond recognition.

 

  1. EXTOL (VERB):  glorify

Synonyms: applaud, celebrate  

Antonyms: castigate, criticize

Example Sentence: He extolled the virtues of the Russians.

 

  1. BARMY (ADJECTIVE): foolish

Synonyms: waggish, superficial         

Antonyms:  intelligent, sensible

Example Sentence: He is such a barmy man.