- ABRADE (VERB): scrape
Synonyms: chafe, grate
Antonyms: make happy, please
Example Sentence: The woollen blanket abraded my legs and gave me a rash.
- TERRIFIC (ADJECTIVE): horrible
Synonyms: terrible, awful
Antonyms: wonderful, pleasant
Example Sentence: An enormous amount of dust blown by the terrific volcanic eruption.
- DOOMED (ADJECTIVE): ill-fated
Synonyms: cursed, damned
Antonyms: lucky, blessed
Example Sentence: Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it.
- EXORBITANT (ADJECTIVE): excessive
Synonyms: immoderate, wasteful
Antonyms: moderate, sensible
Example Sentence: The guard is being paid an exorbitant salary to sit only.
- PIVOTAL (ADJECTIVE): important
Synonyms: vital, crucial
Antonyms: unimportant, uncritical
Example Sentence: Nice customer service is pivotal to a successful business.
- SUPERVENE (VERB): follow
Synonyms: chase, pursue
Antonyms: precede, retreat
Example Sentence: Firstly he did the honours then everybody supervened.
- REPROACH (NOUN): disgrace
Synonyms: blame, censure
Antonyms: compliment, praise
Example Sentence: Individuals who work in the banking industry must be honest and beyond reproach.
- LAURELS (NOUN): acclaim
Synonyms: accolade, praise
Antonyms: blame, disapproval
Example Sentence: A soldier won his laurels in the battle field.
- COMEMMORATE (VERB): pay tribute to
Synonyms: salute, honour
Antonyms: disregard, dishonour
Example Sentence: Every year we Indians commemorate our country’s independence with a huge enthusiasm.
- DEIFY (VERB): idealize
Synonyms: glorify, idolize
Antonyms: criticize, degrade
Example Sentence: It is a mistake to deify celebrities let your parents be your living God.