- DISCERNMENT (NOUN): perception
Synonyms: acumen, understanding
Antonyms: ignorance, stupidity
Example Sentence:Tact is skill in touching; nice perception or discernment in dealing with others.
- NARCISSISM (NOUN): egotism
Synonyms: arrogance, selfishness
Antonyms: shyness, timidity
Example Sentence:Narcissism is a result of stunted growth and of childhood abuse.
- MUTINY (NOUN): resistance
Synonyms: defiance, insurrection
Antonyms: calm, peace
Example Sentence:This was a clear case of mutiny, and the only one in which I was ever implicated.
- SABOTAGE (NOUN): damage
Synonyms: vandalism, disruption
Antonyms: fidelity, loyalty
Example Sentence:The sabotage of the Preliminary had been the first local step in that direction.
- PROTRUDE (VERB): stick out
Synonyms: extrude, extend
Antonyms: shrink, sink
Example Sentence:She had no flesh left; her bones seemed to protrude through the skin.
- RECEDE (VERB): withdraw
Synonyms: abate, regress
Antonyms: increase, extend
Example Sentence:The Cabinet will recede more and more from our principles, our party.
- WANTON (ADJECTIVE): extravagant
Synonyms: lustful, outrageous
Antonyms: good, moral
Example Sentence:Between 1868 and 1872 they added ten millions by wanton extravagance to the State debt.
- NULLIFY (VERB): cancel
Synonyms: revoke, abolish
Antonyms: approve, allow
Example Sentence:Fortunately, the attempt to nullify its benefits proved ineffectual.
- ALIGN (VERB): line up
Synonyms: array, adjust
Antonyms: disorder, mess up
Example Sentence:Similar instruction is given the troopers in aligning themselves to the left.
- GRAPPLE (VERB): grab
Synonyms: confront, cope
Antonyms: release, let go
Example Sentence:Every blood-vessel was striving to grapple with the present.