VOCAB OF THE DAY

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  1. CRITICAL (ADJECTIVE): demanding

Synonyms: analytical, fault-finding

Antonyms: unimportant, trivial

Example Sentence:It is a critical point of view.

 

  1. SUBSTANTIVE (ADJECTIVE): real

Synonyms: tangible, palpable

Antonyms: impractical, insignificant

Example Sentence:She knows about its substantive use.

 

  1. INNOVATION (NOUN): addition

Synonyms: alteration, contraption

Antonyms: stagnation, custom

Example Sentence:She is known for her innovation.

 

  1. RESPONSIBLE (ADJECTIVE): accountable

Synonyms: liable, culpable

Antonyms: unaccountable, excused

Example Sentence:You will be held responsible.

 

  1. REBUFF (NOUN): rejection

Synonyms: rebuke, reprimand

Antonyms: praise, compliment

Example Sentence:When my wife is angry with me, she will rebuff my attempts to get back in her favour.

 

  1. RECONCILE (VERB): adjust

Synonyms: accommodate, attune

Antonyms: refuse, disobey

Example Sentence:The church split into several factions after the leaders refused to reconcile their differences.

 

  1. ADMONISH (VERB): exhort

Synonyms: warn, chide

Antonyms: permit, allow

Example Sentence:Critics always admonish me for my pitchy singing.

 

  1. DETAIN (VERB): confine

Synonyms: constrain, restrain

Antonyms: free, liberate

Example Sentence:He was detained from giving the examination.

 

  1. EXHUME (VERB): disclose

Synonyms: resurrect, unearth

Antonyms: bury, entomb

Example Sentence:He exhumed the secret.

 

  1. SUCCUMB (VERB): bow

Synonyms: surrender, break down

Antonyms: fight, defend

Example Sentence:He succumbed before the enemy.