VOCAB OF THE DAY

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VOCABULARY

  1. DAINTY (ADJECTIVE): Delicate

Synonyms: charming, elegant               

Antonyms: awkward, clumsy

Example Sentence: She is a dainty child.

 

  1. DENIGRATE (VERB): Criticize unfairly

Synonyms: defame, disparage                

Antonyms: acclaim, approve

Example Sentence: She was denigrated by her boss.

 

  1. COARSE (ADJECTIVE): Unpolished

Synonyms: harsh, unrefined             

Antonyms: polite, civilized

Example Sentence: His popularity among his friends has reduced because of his coarse manners.

 

  1. CONTEMPTIBLE (ADJECTIVE): Despicable

Synonyms: pitiful, vile            

Antonyms: respectful, admirable

Example Sentence: The snobs in society look down at the poor with despicable attitude.

 

  1. BEWILDER (VERB): Confuse

Synonyms: perplex, baffle    

Antonyms: inform, enlighten

Example Sentence: This question of yours bewildered me.

 

  1. ABRIDGMENT (NOUN): Summary

Synonyms: synopsis, analysis   

Antonyms: elaborate, expand

Example Sentence: The act of abridgment of the holy books is not liked by the respective religious scholars.

 

  1. APLOMB (NOUN): Calmness

Synonyms: coolness, composure   

Antonyms:  awkwardness, confusion

Example Sentence: I admire his aplomb under pressure.

 

  1. BRUSQUE (ADJECTIVE): Abrupt

Synonyms: brisk, gruff  

Antonyms:  smooth, polished

Example Sentence: The inexperienced delivered her speech in a brusque manner.

 

  1. ABDUCT (VERB): Steal

Synonyms: carry off, kidnap     

Antonyms:  give away, surrender

Example Sentence: The abducted goods are still untraceable.

 

  1. DOUR (ADJECTIVE): Unyielding

Synonyms: gloomy, stern         

Antonyms:  cheery, genial

Example Sentence: He is a dull and a dour boy.