1. GRAVELY (ADVERB):very much; desperately


Synonyms: deeply, seriously


Antonyms: lightly, calmly


Example Sentence: She listened to her father gravely.



  1. QUACKERY (NOUN):charlatanism


Synonyms: trickery, deception


Antonyms: reality, frankness


Example Sentence: The meanest and most contemptible kind of cheating is quackery.



  1. OUST (VERB):expel, get rid of


Synonyms: depose, evict


Antonyms: offer, retain


Example Sentence: The leader of the party has been ousted by his own party at their annual convention.



  1. SLUMMY (ADJECTIVE): (of housing or residential areas) indicative of poverty


Synonyms: damaged, faded


Antonyms: stable, repaired


Example Sentence: Don’t you believe she has been led away into any slummy place, for the sake of politics.





Synonyms: cushiony, spongy


Antonyms: hard, rough


Example Sentence: Among other things, he noticed the quaggy nature of the meat he purchased for dinner.



  1. DECREPIT (ADJECTIVE):problems caused as a result of age


Synonyms: dilapidated, crippled


Antonyms: healthy, stable


Example Sentence: The owners have plans to renovate their decrepit hotel.



  1. PILLAGE (VERB):loot


Synonyms: desecrate, plunder


Antonyms: receive, build


Example Sentence: Soldiers went on a rampage, pillaging stores and shooting.



  1. ELATION (NOUN):extreme happiness


Synonyms: bliss, ecstasy


Antonyms: sorrow, woe


Example Sentence: His elation increased at the sight of the little girl he had saved.



  1. EERILY (ADVERB):strangely


Synonyms: weirdly, creepily


Antonyms: naturally, pleasantly


Example Sentence: His eyes glowed eerily in the dark kitchen.



  1. PRUNE (VERB):cut


Synonyms: pollard, shear


Antonyms: accept, include


Example Sentence: The woodcutters prune trees for timber.