1.HELD (VERB): grasped
Synonyms: clutched, detained
Antonyms: freed, liberated
Example Sentence: My niece held me tightly in her arms with a lot of excitement.
- SUSPECT (VERB):distrust
Synonyms: presume, speculate
Antonyms: neglect, disregard
Example Sentence: We must never suspect the honesty of our true friends.
- PERISH (VERB):decay
Synonyms: cease, crumble
Antonyms: commence, conceive
Example Sentence: They have been told to perform or perish.
- CRISIS (NOUN):problematic situation
Synonyms: catastrophe, contingency
Antonyms: harmony, prosperity
Example Sentence: We need to end the crisis by taking suitable actions.
- QUASH (VERB): destroy
Synonyms: annihilate, quell
Antonyms: encourage, praise
Example Sentence: The Supreme Court can quash the orders of the high court.
- INTERIM (ADJECTIVE):temporary
Synonyms: provisional, makeshift
Antonyms: permanent, continual
Example Sentence: The prisoner was granted interim bail on the grounds of health conditions.
- DOLOROUS (ADJECTIVE):sad
Synonyms: deplorable, dolent
Antonyms: cheerful, hopeful
Example Sentence: We should avoid getting dolorous about the things that happened in the past.
- HIRE (VERB):to commission for a job
Synonyms: employ, delegate
Antonyms: lay off, dismiss
Example Sentence: We are going to hire new employees very soon.
- STUMBLING (VERB):slip
Synonyms: stagger, flounder
Antonyms: fix, straighten
Example Sentence: They will be stumbling a lot if you don’t direct them properly.
- OPT (VERB):choose
Synonyms: decide, elect
Antonyms: dislike, reject
Example Sentence: They have opted to bat first after winning the toss.