VOCAB OF THE DAY

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VOCABULARY

  1. SOLACE(NOUN): consolation

Synonyms: condolence, condolement

Antonyms: discord, disharmony

Example Sentence: That was all the solace I could muster.

 

  1. TIMOROUS (ADJECTIVE): afraid

Synonyms: fearful, meek

Antonyms: bold, brazen

Example Sentence: During the storm, the timorous little boy would not come out of his closet.

 

  1. NEBULOUS (ADJECTIVE): confused

Synonyms: amorphous, vague       

Antonyms: clear, definite

Example Sentence: Beauty is a nebulous term until it is defined by the beholder.

 

  1. MURKY (ADJECTIVE): fogg

Synonyms: misty, dim

Antonyms: sparkling, luminous

Example Sentence: It was a murky night.

 

  1. PROPINQUITY (NOUN): closeness

Synonyms: nearness, togetherness

Antonyms: distance, remoteness

Example Sentence:You will need a flashlight to explore the murky cave.

 

  1. NINNY (ADJECTIVE): birdbrain

Synonyms: blockhead, bonehead

Antonyms: brain, genius

Example Sentence:She wouldn’t tell that ninny if his shoes were on fire and he was standing at a leaky gas pump.

 

  1. INHIBITION (NOUN): bar

Synonyms: obstacle, prohibition

Antonyms: liberation, permission

Example Sentence:I need to ignore my inhibition to be silent and stand up and make my opinions known.

 

  1. DISCERNIBLE (ADJECTIVE): visible

Synonyms:  perceptible, apparent                       

Antonyms: obscure, unclear

Example Sentence: Even without her glasses, Heather could see the discernible scratches on her car.

 

  1. EXPIATION (NOUN): compensation

Synonyms: apology, indemnity

Antonyms: penalty, dissatisfaction

Example Sentence:The boy gave his younger sister a cookie to expiate for stepping on her doll’s head.

 

  1. FLAGITIOUS (ADJECTIVE): flagrant

Synonyms: atrocious, scandalous

Antonyms: good, inoffensive

Example Sentence:Even though the reason behind the kidnapping was for money, the flagitious captor would torment his captives.