- GRAVELY (ADVERB):very much; desperately
Synonyms: deeply, seriously
Antonyms: lightly, calmly
Example Sentence: She listened to her father gravely.
- QUACKERY (NOUN):charlatanism
Synonyms: trickery, deception
Antonyms: reality, frankness
Example Sentence: The meanest and most contemptible kind of cheating is quackery.
- 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.
- 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.
- QUAGGY (ADJECTIVE): soft
Synonyms: cushiony, spongy
Antonyms: hard, rough
Example Sentence: Among other things, he noticed the quaggy nature of the meat he purchased for dinner.
- 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.
- PILLAGE (VERB):loot
Synonyms: desecrate, plunder
Antonyms: receive, build
Example Sentence: Soldiers went on a rampage, pillaging stores and shooting.
- 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.
- EERILY (ADVERB):strangely
Synonyms: weirdly, creepily
Antonyms: naturally, pleasantly
Example Sentence: His eyes glowed eerily in the dark kitchen.
- PRUNE (VERB):cut
Synonyms: pollard, shear
Antonyms: accept, include
Example Sentence: The woodcutters prune trees for timber.