VOCAB OF THE DAY

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  1. ETHOS (NOUN): ideology

Synonyms: mentality, mindset

Antonyms: body, physicality

Example Sentence: Many adventurous people live by the ethos of YOLO, you only live once.

  1. PENITENCY (NOUN):anguish

Synonyms: attrition, contriteness

Antonyms: delight, joyfulness

Example Sentence: The book told of the survivor’s penitency during the kidnapping ordeal. 

  1. LAG (VERB):delay 

Synonyms: dally, dawdle

Antonyms: develop, expand

Example Sentence:  The president got sick quickly after lunch, so he decided to lag the meeting until 5 p.m.

  1. GLARINGLY (ADVERB):glitteringly

Synonyms: brilliantly, splendidly

Antonyms: darkly, dully

Example Sentence: The error was glaringly obvious, yet nobody said anything about it.

  1. TREASURY (NOUN):bank

Synonyms: cache, hoard

Antonyms: debt, credit

Example Sentence: His chief innovation was the introduction of payment from the public treasury for state service.

  1. UNSCATHED (ADJECTIVE): unharmed

Synonyms: unhurt, uninjured

Antonyms: hurt, harmed

Example Sentence: Somehow, the lone soldier made it across enemy lines unscathed.

  1. BOGUS (ADJECTIVE):fake

Synonyms: fictitious, counterfeit

Antonyms: actual, factual

Example Sentence: The con artist is currently being sought for selling bogus stock shares for a non-existent company.

  1. ROTE (NOUN):mechanically

Synonyms: automatically, mindlessly

Antonyms: ignorance, disregard

Example Sentence: An eight year old was able to recite Newton’s laws by rote.

  1. RAMPANT (ADJECTIVE): uncontrolled

Synonyms: flagrant, prevalent

Antonyms: restrained, controlled

Example Sentence: During the riots, crime was rampant in the streets.

  1. DOCK (VERB):land on the waterfront

Synonyms: anchor, moor

Antonyms: divide, separate

Example Sentence: The ship docked at Southampton.