VOCAB OF THE DAY

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VOCABULARY

 

1.TAWDRY (ADJECTIVE): Cheap, tasteless

Synonyms: sleazy, tacky    

Antonyms: sophisticated, nice

Example Sentence: This seems a tawdry dish.

 

  1. YANK (VERB): Pull hard and fast

Synonyms: jerk, snatch     

Antonyms: fix, put in

Example Sentence: He tried to yank me out from my bed.

 

  1. DELPHIAN (ADJECTIVE):  Obscure in meaning

Synonyms: enigmatic, ambiguous     

Antonyms: certain, known

Example Sentence: This case seems to be a Delphian case.

 

  1. REPROBATE (ADJECTIVE): Evil, unprincipled

Synonyms: shameless, corrupt         

Antonyms: virtuous, upright

Example Sentence: The reprobate student was suspended from college for a week.

 

  1. OMINOUS (ADJECTIVE): Menacing, foreboding

Synonyms: dark, gloomy            

Antonyms: bright, cheerful

Example Sentence: Yesterday was an ominous night.

 

  1. QUIESCENT (ADJECTIVE): In a state of inactivity or dormancy.

Synonyms:  stagnant, inert  

Antonyms: active, moving

Example Sentence: The police shall not be called till the protest is in a quiescent state.

 

  1. NOCUOUS (ADJECTIVE): Harmful

Synonyms: damaging, injurious    

Antonyms:  beneficial, harmless

Example Sentence: Drinking and smoking is nocuous to health.

 

  1. STUPEFACTION (NOUN): Confusion

Synonyms: perplexity, bewilderment        

Antonyms:  clarity, assurance

Example Sentence: She stared at him in stupefaction.

 

  1. VITRIOLIC (ADJECTIVE): Bitter

Synonyms: antagonistic, acerbic    

Antonyms:  pleasant, kind

Example Sentence: She made vitriolic remarks for her husband.

 

  1. TREPIDATION (NOUN):  Apprehension

Synonyms: anxiety, worry         

Antonyms:  assurance, composure

Example Sentence: She had some kind of trepidation in her mind.