VOCAB OF THE DAY

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VOCABULARY

  1. SUPERVENE (VERB): Follow

Synonyms: pursue, supersede  

Antonyms: retreat, precede

Example Sentence: Team members supervene their leaders.

 

  1. DRACONIAN (ADJECTIVE): Harsh

Synonyms: cruel, oppressive       

Antonyms: easy, gentle

Example Sentence: His master is a draconian man.

 

  1. DAWDLE (VERB): Waste time

Synonyms: loiter, procrastinate     

Antonyms: hasten, hurry

Example Sentence: The teacher warned the student that he will be punished if he dawdled again.

 

  1. PILLAGE (VERB): Plunder, destroy

Synonyms: ravage, ransack         

Antonyms: protect, construct

Example Sentence: The terrorists pillaged the city.

 

  1. NOXIOUS (ADJECTIVE): Deadly, injurious

Synonyms: destructive, harmful            

Antonyms: helpful, kind

Example Sentence: This is a noxious chemical.

 

  1. PERSPICACIOUS (ADJECTIVE): Observant, perceptive

Synonyms:  alert, aware       

Antonyms: ignorant, unobservant

Example Sentence: The CDI officers are always perspicacious with their case.

 

  1. FERVENT (ADJECTIVE): Enthusiastic

Synonyms: zealous, ardent    

Antonyms:  apathetic, dull

Example Sentence: He is a fervent child.

 

  1. FITFUL (ADJECTIVE): Spasmodic

Synonyms: intermittent, fluctuating        

Antonyms:  continuous, perpetual

Example Sentence: As long as his breathing is fitful, he will continue to need an oxygen machine.

 

  1. FLOUT (VERB): Show contempt for

Synonyms: defy, disregard   

Antonyms:  honour, praise

Example Sentence: One should not flout the traffic rules.

 

  1. FEASIBLE (ADJECTIVE): Practicable

Synonyms: possible, doable         

Antonyms:  impossible, implausible

Example Sentence: This seems to be a feasible solution.