VOCAB OF THE DAY

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VOCABULARY

 

  1. COERCE (VERB): COMPEL, PRESS

SYNONYMS: INTIMIDATE, BULLY

ANTONYMS: ENCOURAGE, ALLOW

EXAMPLE SENTENCE: HE COERCED ME TO SIGN ON AN ILLEGAL DOCUMENT.

 

  1. REFULGENT (ADJECTIVE):  GLOWING

SYNONYMS:  BRIGHT, RADIANT       

ANTONYMS: DULL, DARK

EXAMPLE SENTENCE: IT WAS PAST NOON; THE GREAT SUN SHONE OUT WITH REFULGENT GLORY.

 

  1. CANONICAL (ADJECTIVE): ACCEPTED, RECOGNIZED

SYNONYMS: AUTHORITATIVE, ORTHODOX  

ANTONYMS: UNACCEPTABLE, UNAUTHORIZED

EXAMPLE SENTENCE: THE CANONICAL COMPOSER ALWAYS MADE SURE THAT HIS HYMNS FIT IN WITH THE CHURCH’S REGULATIONS.

 

  1. UNTOWARD (ADJECTIVE):  INDECENT

SYNONYMS: ADVERSE, IMPROPER         

ANTONYMS: ACCEPTABLE, SUITABLE

EXAMPLE SENTENCE: MY MOTHER TOLD ME NEVER TO ACCEPT DRINKS FROM STRANGERS BECAUSE THEY MAY HAVE UNTOWARD INTENTIONS.

 

  1. VERISIMILAR (ADJECTIVE): TRUTHFUL, LIKELY

SYNONYMS: INCLINED, SENSITIVE           

ANTONYMS: UNSUSCEPTIBLE, UNLIKELY

EXAMPLE SENTENCE: GOSSIP MAGAZINES APPEAR VERISIMILAR BUT ARE OFTEN MADE UP STORIES DESIGNED TO SELL MORE COPIES.

 

  1. SOLICITOUS (ADJECTIVE):  ANXIOUS OR CONCERNED

SYNONYMS:  LOVING, ATTENTIVE        

ANTONYMS: HEEDLESS, INATTENTIVE

EXAMPLE SENTENCE: HE IS SOLICITOUS TOWARDS ME.

 

  1. OSTRACISM (NOUN): BANISHMENT

SYNONYMS: AVOIDANCE, BOYCOTT    

ANTONYMS:  ACCEPTANCE, ALLOWANCE

EXAMPLE SENTENCE: HE WONDERED IF HE WAS UNDERGOING SOME KIND OF OSTRACISM.

 

  1. REPINE (VERB):  REGRET

SYNONYMS: GRUMBLE, LAMENT      

ANTONYMS:  REJOICE, SATISFIED

EXAMPLE SENTENCE: WHILE IN PRISON THE MAN DID NOTHING BUT REPINE FOR HIS FREEDOM.

 

  1. FEINT (NOUN): PRETENCE

SYNONYMS: RUSE, BLUFF   

ANTONYMS:  HONESTY, TRUTH

EXAMPLE SENTENCE: DURING THE CHESS MATCH, THE CRAFTY PLAYER USED A FEINT TO DISTRACT HIS OPPONENT FROM HIS REAL INTENTIONS.

 

  1. INURE (VERB): ACCUSTOM

SYNONYMS: FAMILIARIZE, HABITUATE        

ANTONYMS:  NEGLECT, SOFTEN

EXAMPLE SENTENCE: SOON, THE GIRLS BECAME INURE TO THE CRUEL TREATMENT OF THEIR TEACHER.