VOCAB OF THE DAY

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  1. DISTRAUGHT (ADJECTIVE): Worried

Synonyms: distressed, upset

Antonyms: balanced, calm

Example Sentence: His distraught parents were comforted last night.

 

  1. HYSTERIC (ADJECTIVE): Mentally maladjusted

Synonyms:  disturbed, aberrant

Antonyms: normal, balanced

Example Sentence: My sister was a hysteric patient but now she is fine.

 

  1. INDECIPHERABLE (ADJECTIVE): Unreadable

Synonyms: unintelligible, indistinguishable

Antonyms: unclear, explicable

Example Sentence: Her writing is virtually indecipherable.

 

  1. HERETICAL (ADJECTIVE): Revisionist

Synonyms: iconoclastic, heterodox

Antonyms: orthodox, traditional

Example Sentence: She made a heretical suggestion.

 

  1. COAGULATE (VERB): Congeal

Synonyms: compact, condense

Antonyms: disperse, melt

Example Sentence: The blood coagulates to stop wounds bleeding.

 

  1. STULTIFY (VERB): To cause to lose interest

Synonyms: frustrate, repress

Antonyms: elevate, excite

Example Sentence: The audience was stultified by the speaker’s unchanging monotone.

 

  1. FARCE (NOUN): Mockery

Synonyms: nonsense, sham

Antonyms: seriousness, sobriety

Example Sentence: The election was a farce, as only 22% of voters cast their ballots.

 

  1. CHURLISH (ADJECTIVE): Rude

Synonyms: harsh, sullen

Antonyms: civil, pleasant

Example Sentence: It seemed churlish to refuse an offer meant so kindly.

 

  1. LANGUISH (VERB): Deteriorate

Synonyms: decline, weaken

Antonyms:  thrive, flourish

Example Sentence: He continues to languish in prison.

 

  1. QUIRKY (ADJECTIVE): Odd

Synonyms: unusual, peculiar

Antonyms: familiar, common

Example Sentence: We’ve developed a reputation for being quite quirky and original.