VOCAB OF THE DAY

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  1. FERRET (VERB): to uproot

Synonyms: beat, break   

Antonyms: cover, dirty

Example Sentence: We are trying to ferret out missing details.

 

  1. TOUCHSTONE (NOUN): criterion

Synonyms: barometer, benchmark

Antonyms: lawlessness, guess

Example Sentence:We were testing them against their very own touchstone of truth.

 

  1. AFFRONT (NOUN): to insult

Synonyms: offence, humiliation     

Antonyms: respect, appeasement

Example Sentence:He regarded my work as an affront to my dignity.

 

  1. ENMITY (NOUN): hostility  

Synonyms: friction, animus    

Antonyms: approval, sympathy

Example Sentence:My colleague feels enmity towards me.

 

  1. DISSENT (NOUN): disagreement

Synonyms: objection, variance     

Antonyms: acceptance, concurrence  

Example Sentence:These voices of dissent grew louder against the master.

 

  1. LUDICROUS (ADJECTIVE): so foolish  

Synonyms: bizarre, farcical    

Antonyms: grave, serious  

Example Sentence: We have found some of his words completely ludicrous.

 

  1. GROUNDSWELL (NOUN): an increase

Synonyms: bloc, coalition     

Antonyms: parting, severance

Example Sentence:All the states of the country is usually merged for a time by the groundswell of the population.

 

  1. VALOR (NOUN): bravery  

Synonyms: pluck, spine

Antonyms: cowardice, fear  

Example Sentence:He showed valor and skill on the battlefield.

 

  1. ROUT (NOUN): to retreat

Synonyms: beating, confusion   

Antonyms: miracle, triumph

Example Sentence:His wife had to rout him out of the crowd.

 

  1. VAINGLORIOUS (ADJECTIVE): excessively proud of oneself  

Synonyms: egotistical, haughty

Antonyms: timid, humble

Example Sentence:He was rather vainglorious about his own war record.