1. ABRADE (VERB): scrape

Synonyms: chafe, grate

Antonyms: make happy, please

Example Sentence: The woollen blanket abraded my legs and gave me a rash.


  1. TERRIFIC (ADJECTIVE): horrible

Synonyms: terrible, awful

Antonyms: wonderful, pleasant

Example Sentence: An enormous amount of dust blown by the terrific volcanic eruption.


  1. DOOMED (ADJECTIVE): ill-fated

Synonyms: cursed, damned

Antonyms: lucky, blessed

Example Sentence: Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it.


  1. EXORBITANT (ADJECTIVE): excessive

Synonyms: immoderate, wasteful

Antonyms: moderate, sensible

Example Sentence: The guard is being paid an exorbitant salary to sit only.


  1. PIVOTAL (ADJECTIVE): important

Synonyms: vital, crucial

Antonyms: unimportant, uncritical

Example Sentence: Nice customer service is pivotal to a successful business.


  1. SUPERVENE (VERB): follow

Synonyms: chase, pursue

Antonyms: precede, retreat

Example Sentence: Firstly he did the honours then everybody supervened.


  1. REPROACH (NOUN): disgrace

Synonyms: blame, censure

Antonyms: compliment, praise

Example Sentence: Individuals who work in the banking industry must be honest and beyond reproach.


  1. LAURELS (NOUN): acclaim

Synonyms: accolade, praise

Antonyms: blame, disapproval

Example Sentence: A soldier won his laurels in the battle field.


  1. 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.


  1. 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.