- MERETRICIOUS (ADJECTIVE): based on pretense; deceptively pleasing
Synonyms: gaudy, flashy
Antonyms: genuine, real
Example Sentence: Malaika was flaunting her meretricious bracelet.
- CATASTROPHE (NOUN): calamity
Synonyms: adversity, fiasco
Antonyms: fortune, prosperity
Example Sentence: Since the caterer failed to appear, my party was a catastrophe.
- DISCOURTEOUS (ADJECTIVE): impolite
Synonyms: impertinent, ill-mannered
Antonyms: mannered, nice
Example Sentence: Vishnu asked an impertinent question to the journalist.
- FAMINE (NOUN): hunger
Synonyms: starvation, dearth
Antonyms: abundance, plenty
Example Sentence: Drought resulted in famine throughout the region.
- BLANDISHMENT (NOUN): flattery
Synonyms: adulation, cajolery
Antonyms: criticism, denunciation
Example Sentence: He is a decent man not the one who can be impressed with the blandishments.
- ENCOMIUM (NOUN): praise
Synonyms: accolade, compliment
Antonyms: blame, condemnation
Example Sentence: An IIT qualified was showered encomium on his grand success.
- NEXUS (NOUN): link
Synonyms: bond, connection
Antonyms: interruption, exteriority
Example Sentence: I share a strong nexus with my cousin.
- ASPHYXIATE (VERB): cut off air
Synonyms: smother, stifle
Antonyms: breathe, loosen
Example Sentence: Aneesh died because someone asphyxiated his oxygen cylinder.
- REMONSTRATE (VERB): protest
Synonyms: complain, dispute
Antonyms: agree, concede
Example Sentence: The officials remonstrated against the injustice in their department.
- OSTRACISM (NOUN): banishment
Synonyms: avoidance, boycott
Antonyms: acceptance, allowance
Example Sentence: In Athens, ostracism gratuitously anticipated a crime.