Vocab of the Day

0
247

 

  1. CADGE (VERB): To beg or get by begging

Synonyms: beg, sponge

Antonyms: give, donate

Example Sentence: He asked if he could cadge a ride from somebody.

  1. CALLOUS (ADJECTIVE): Emotionally hardened

Synonyms: insensitive, unbending

Antonyms: concerned, sensitive

Example Sentence: The callous doctor had no problem telling the overweight man he was fat and lazy.

  1. CALUMNIATE (VERB): To make maliciously or knowingly false statements about

Synonyms: defame, asperse

Antonyms: honor, exalt

Example Sentence: The dishonest man calumniates his own mother in order to make front page news.

  1. CATHOLIC (ADJECTIVE): Of broad or liberal scope; comprehensive

Synonyms: worldwide, cosmopolitan

Antonyms: limited, particular

 Example Sentence: He was a man of catholic tastes, enjoying music and fine arts of all kinds.

  1. CANDID (ADJECTIVE): Characterized by openness and sincerity of expression

Synonyms: frank, honest

Antonyms: crooked, twisted

Example Sentence: If I am to be candid, I must admit I am very unhappy with this situation.

  1. CANTANKEROUS (ADJECTIVE): Ill-tempered

Synonyms: quarrelsome, critical

Antonyms: amicable, peaceful

Example Sentence: The leading character in the movie was a cantankerous old man who hated the world.

  1. CAPACIOUS (ADJECTIVE): Capable of containing a large quantity

Synonyms: spacious, roomy

Antonyms: compact, congested

 Example Sentence: Priyanshi crammed the lot into her capacious handbag.

  1. CAPITULATE (VERB): To surrender under specified conditions

Synonyms: surrender, quit

Antonyms: resist, retain

Example Sentence: I never thought my brother would capitulate and allow me to drive his car for a week.

  1. CAPRICIOUS (ADJECTIVE): changeable

Synonyms: whimsical, fickle

Antonyms: invariable, fixed

Example Sentence: You need to settle down and stop being so capricious!

  1. CAPTIOUS (ADJECTIVE): Marked by a disposition to find and point out trivial faults

Synonyms: faultfinding, criticizing

Antonyms: fair, tolerant

Example Sentence: When my captious teacher grades my essays, she always finds a minor error in my work.