Vocab of the day



1.CONVOKE (VERB): To cause to assemble in a meeting

Synonyms: assemble, gather

Antonyms: disperse, scatter

Example Sentence:  The Committee was assured that they intended to convoke the electors.

  1. AFFLUENT (ADJECTIVE): wealthy

Synonyms: prosperous, rich

Antonyms: destitute , poor

Example Sentence:  The techno-gap between the affluent and the poor does nothing but widen.

  1. DEPORT (VERB): banish

Synonyms: dismiss, exile

Antonyms: permit, allow

Example Sentence:  There was insufficient evidence to jail him, but enough to deport him.

  1. LACERATE (VERB): tear, cut; wound

Synonyms: hurt, injure

Antonyms: cure, fix 

Example Sentence:  These spurs do not lacerate the horse, as their points are blunt.

  1. SALLOW (ADJECTIVE): pale, unhealthy

Synonyms: dull, muddy

Antonyms: bright, clean

Example Sentence:  Priya is not only pale, but sallow, and there are hollows in her cheeks. or His face was sallow and shiny with sweat.

  1. GRAVE (ADJECTIVE): serious; gloomy

Synonyms: dignified, dull

Antonyms: excited, lively

Example Sentence:  A grave decision should be taken by the company in a time of crisis.

  1. PUNDIT (NOUN): one who gives his opinion as an expert in a specific field

Synonyms: philosopher, intellectual

Antonyms: ignoramus, amateur

Example Sentence:  John is the pundit in our science class who usually knows all the test review answers.

  1. FOIBLE (NOUN): A minor weakness or eccentricity in someone’s character

Synonyms: peculiarity, eccentricity

Antonyms: normality, strength

Example Sentence:  Because he only smokes when he is nervous, he asks us to consider his smoking habit to be a foible.

  1. BEDRAGGLED (ADJECTIVE): unkempt, untidy

Synonyms: disordered, drenched

Antonyms: fresh, neat

Example Sentence:  I’m glad there’s nobody but this old man to see me in this bedraggled bonnet.

  1. OBLIGE (VERB): bind by an obligation

Synonyms: compel, constraint

Antonyms: delay, release

Example Sentence:  When the power went out, we were obliged to fetch water with a bucket.