VOCAB OF THE DAY

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  1. DIFFIDENT (ADJECTIVE): shy

Synonyms: timid, hesitant

Antonyms: confident, brave

Example Sentence: He was a diffident child in such a large family.

 

  1. DERIDE (VERB): mock

Synonyms: rap, incite

Antonyms: praise, commend

Example Sentence: He was derided by his colleague for his foolish project.

 

  1. FRAY (NOUN): brawl

Synonyms: melee, contest

Antonyms: harmony, peace

Example Sentence: An ordinary brawl soon turned into a devastating riot.

 

  1. HERETIC (ADJECTIVE): cynic

Synonyms: pagan, apostate

Antonyms: adherent, faithful

Example Sentence: Your heretic speeches may land you in deep trouble.

 

  1. IMPERTINENT (ADJECTIVE): impolite

Synonyms: blushing, ill-mannered

Antonyms: mannered, nice

Example Sentence: An impertinent man is never respected.

 

  1. LACONIC (ADJECTIVE): brief

Synonyms: concise, compact

Antonyms: wordy, prolific

Example Sentence: He described the incident in a laconic way.

 

  1. NEXUS (NOUN): link

Synonyms: bond, connection

Antonyms: interruption, exteriority

Example Sentence: There is always a nexus between politicians and police.

 

  1. QUIRK (NOUN): strange act

Synonyms: knack, quibble

Antonyms: conformity, normality

Example Sentence: It was not just another ‘on the spot’ quirk by Ramesh, it was well planned by all.

 

  1. REMONSTRATE (VERB): protest

Synonyms: complain, dispute

Antonyms: agree, concede

Example Sentence: The officials remonstrated against the injustice in their departmen

 

  1. TRYST (NOUN): meeting

Synonyms: appointment, rendezvous

Antonyms: separation, division

Example Sentence:His success is nothing but his tryst with destiny.