VOCAB OF THE DAY

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                                             VOCABULARY

  1. FESTAL (ADJECTIVE): fun-loving

Synonyms: cheerful, jovial

Antonyms: sad, apathetic

Example Sentence: He is festal a child.

 

  1. TEMPER (NOUN): state of mind

Synonyms: attitude, mood

Antonyms: wrath, happiness

Example Sentence: He loses his temper when someone lies to him.

 

  1. TALISMAN (NOUN): lucky charm

Synonyms: fetish, juju

Antonyms: unlucky, unfortunate

Example Sentence: His wife is his talisman.

 

  1. DEFERENCE (NOUN): obedience, compliance

Synonyms: yielding, docility

Antonyms: ignorance, disregard

Example Sentence: I enjoyed that combination of deference and the respect being paid to teacher.

 

  1. DOPEY (ADJECTIVE): stupid

Synonyms: dumb, silly

Antonyms: brainy, smart

Example Sentence: Don’t prove yourself a dopey by committing such a mistake.

 

  1. PRECOCIOUS (ADJECTIVE): exceptionally smart, ahead of age in understanding

Synonyms: bright, cocky

Antonyms: stupid, unintelligent

Example Sentence: Now a days children are more precocious and naughty.

 

  1. PECULIARITY (NOUN): characteristic; oddity

Synonyms: abnormality, eccentricity

Antonyms: simplicity, normality

Example Sentence: The peculiarity of this book is that the name of the author is missing.

 

  1. UNSCATHED (ADJECTIVE): not hurt

Synonyms: unharmed, unhurt

Antonyms: injured, hurt

Example Sentence: All members of the team apparently finished the race before the explosions and were unscathed.

 

  1. CHARY (ADJECTIVE): careful, cautious

Synonyms: circumspect, discreet

Antonyms: careless, heedless

Example Sentence: One should be chary with his decisions.

 

  1. UNFETTER (VERB): set free

Synonyms: liberate, loosen

Antonyms: detain, keep

Example Sentence: To secure true progress, we must unfetter genius, and chain down mediocrity.