- APLOMB (NOUN): self-assurance
Synonyms: nonchalance, equanimity
Antonyms: fear, gaucheness
Example Sentence: I passed the test with aplomb.
- GAUCHE (ADJECTIVE): tactless
Synonyms: bumbling, awkward
Antonyms: elegant, graceful
Example Sentence: I met a shy and gauche teenager in the college.
- ACQUIESCE (VERB): accede
Synonyms: comply, concur
Antonyms: deny, oppose
Example Sentence: Sara acquiesced in her decision.
- GRODY (ADJECTIVE): anomalous
Synonyms: aberrant, disgusting
Antonyms: conforming, conventional
Example Sentence: They saw an old man with grody yellow teeth.
- WANE (VERB): abate
Synonyms: atrophy, decrease
Antonyms: brighten, develop
Example Sentence: The singer believed her number of fans was starting to wane.
- POIGNANT (ADJECTIVE): bitter
Synonyms: disturbing, painful
Antonyms: cheerful, happy
Example Sentence: Her poignant remarks hurt me a lot.
- UNEQUIVOCABLE (ADJECTIVE): beyond dispute
Synonyms: accurate, authentic
Antonyms: uncertain, controvertible
Example Sentence: The teacher was impressed by the student’s unequivocal explanation of the complex topic.
- BATHETIC (ADJECTIVE): sentimental
Synonyms: drippy, gushy
Antonyms: unemotional, unsentimental
Example Sentence: The movie manages to be poignant without becoming bathetic.
- DANDY (ADJECTIVE): first-rate
Synonyms: marvellous, nifty
Antonyms: inferior, bad
Example Sentence: Her parents congratulated her on a dandy performance in the local play.
- VILE (ADJECTIVE): appalling
Synonyms: despicable, humiliating
Antonyms: virtuous, agreeable
Example Sentence: The vile banker seemed to take great pleasure in foreclosing on the homes of elderly people.