VOCAB OF THE DAY

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VOCABULARY

 

  1. NOXIOUS (ADJECTIVE): foul

Synonyms: toxic, pernicious         

Antonyms: good, healthy

Example Sentence: This perfume has a noxious smell.

 

  1. DRACONIAN (ADJECTIVE): harsh

Synonyms: cruel, strict         

Antonyms: contrite, pliable

Example Sentence:  Adolf Hitler was a draconian leader.

 

  1.  PERSPICACIOUS (ADJECTIVE): wise, sharp

Synonyms: intelligent, astute               

Antonyms: dull, unperceptive

Example Sentence: This child has a perspicacious mind to solve the questions.

 

  1.  SPLURGY (ADJECTIVE): flamboyant

Synonyms: showy, dashing         

Antonyms: plain, modest

Example Sentence: The singer loves to wear splurgy suits while performing.

 

5.TIFF (NOUN): dispute

Synonyms: squabble, fight               

Antonyms: accord, harmony

Example Sentence: I want to be out of this tiff.

 

  1. SUPERVENE (VERB): follow

Synonyms:  pursue, supersede       

Antonyms: founder, precede

Example Sentence: The federal court decision will supersede the decision of the lower court.

 

  1. BESTOW (VERB): confer or present

Synonyms: confer, entrust         

Antonyms: withhold, deprive

Example Sentence: The principal will bestow the awards to the meritorious students.

 

  1. GRIM (ADJECTIVE): depressing

Synonyms: gloomy, dark        

Antonyms: cheerful, happy

Example Sentence: It was a grim night yesterday.

 

  1. REINFORCE (VERB): strengthen or support

Synonyms: assist, augment               

Antonyms: discourage, obstruct

Example Sentence: The new policy will surely reinforce the law system.

 

  1. UNWITTINGLY (ADVERB): not knowing; unaware

Synonyms: accidently, unintentionally         

Antonyms: knowingly, purposefully

Example Sentence: The little girl unwittingly let the sneaky kitten out the back door when she left for school.