VOCAB OF THE DAY

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  1. INGENUITY (NOUN): Cleverness

Synonyms: ability, brilliance

Antonyms: clumsiness, ignorance

Example Sentence: As per my view, this task is difficult and may require some ingenuity.

 

  1. SWIRL (VERB): Spin around

Synonyms: churn, roil

Antonyms: straighten, uncoil

Example Sentence: The leaves were swirled along the ground by the wind.

 

  1. UNLETTERED (ADJECTIVE): Uneducated

Synonyms: ignorant, illiterate

Antonyms: educated, literate

Example Sentence: Such misconceptions have not been confined to the unlettered masses.

 

  1. SPRIGHTLY (ADJECTIVE): Full of vigor

Synonyms: agile, active

Antonyms: spiritless, lethargic

Example Sentence: The sprightly old woman walks two miles every day.

 

  1. SANCTIMONIOUS (ADJECTIVE): Self-righteous

Synonyms: insincere, hypocritical

Antonyms:  honest, sincere

Example Sentence: His sanctimonious expressions explained his intentions.

 

  1. CIRCUMSCRIBE (VERB): To form or mark the limits of

Synonyms: confine, define

Antonyms: free, release

Example Sentence: The hedge circumscribes the property.

 

  1. VICISSITUDES (NOUN): Change

Synonyms: fluctuation, permutation

Antonyms: similarity, stability

Example Sentence: The vicissitudes of life produced the strongest contrasts of fortune.

 

  1. OBSTREPEROUS (ADJECTIVE): Noisy

Synonyms: blusterous, boisterous

Antonyms: moderate, calm

Example Sentence: The class teacher ejected the obstreperous student out of the class.

 

  1. SULLEN (ADJECTIVE): Morose

Synonyms: gloomy, brooding

Antonyms:  cheerful, pleasant

Example Sentence: The offenders lapsed into a sullen silence.

 

  1. CHAOTIC (ADJECTIVE): Disordered

Synonyms: uncontrolled, lawless

Antonyms: ordered, organized

Example Sentence: My house becomes a chaotic place in the absence of my wife.