1) spawned (Verb) –
Meaning: To come into being or have its starting point at a certain time or place; Something that is visually identical to something else
Synonyms: generate, breed, effect, begin, start, transpire, replication, carbon, clone
Antonyms: die, perish, demise, killed, maimed
Usage: Chinese cyber bullying of a Thai ﬁlm star spawned a new “Milk Tea Alliance.”
2) blatant (verb) –
Meaning: Very loud or having a high volume ; Conspicuously or obviously bad, wrong or offensive
Synonyms: obvious, glaring, patent, oaring, blaring, clamorous, deafening
Antonyms: co inconspicuous, subtle, agreeable, indirect, circuitous, roundabout, minor, partial
Usage: Beijing’s blatant aggressiveness is accelerating longstanding debates about the underlying costs of re liance on China and spurring support for closer coordination between other Indo Paciﬁc partners.
3) outlier (adj) –
Meaning: Something that stands apart
Synonyms: aberration, deviation, irregularity, quirk
Antonyms: standard midpoint
Usage: India’s deadly encounter with China in the Galwan Valley is not an outlier in Beijing’s recent behaviour in Asia.
4) Crestfallen (Adj) –
Meaning: Sad and disappointed;
Synonyms: saddened, shattered, dejected, depressed, deflated disenchanted
Antonyms: happy, cheerful, joyful, exultant, ebullient, proud, unashamed
Usage: To the crestfallen architect it assured them that only qualiﬁed candidates registered with the Council of Architecture (CoA), the statutory body,could call themselves ‘architects’.
5) Dereliction (noun) –
Meaning: The state of having been abandoned and become dilapidated.
Synonyms: Decrepitude, negligence, delinquent,
Antonyms: Fulfillment, satisfied,
Usage: Former Supreme Court judges took public transport to visit the affected areas and pointed out clear dereliction of duty by the police
6) torment (verb) –
Meaning: The state of being in great mental or physical pain; Fail to fulfil the hopes or expectations of; To cause damage to; To cause pain or anguish to
Synonyms: injure, damage, disappoint, fail, dismay, affliction, plague, bane, kill, hurt, pain, threat, danger
Antonyms: advantage, aid, assistance, admire, approve, hoard, save, look after
Usage: First, let us turn to the fears that torment architects.
7) reek (noun) –
Meaning: An obscuration
Synonyms: mist, smog, murk, brume
Antonyms: clearness, cognizance, understanding
Usage: This idea not only reeks of naiveté but, importantly, will never get the sanction. naiveté — ack of experience, wisdom, or judgement.
8) missives (noun) –
Meaning: a letter, especially a long or official one.
Synonyms: news, bulletin, announcement.
Antonyms: neglect, silence
Usage: Elon musk’s latest missives on the social media network was his demand to break up Amazon
9) entwined (verb)-
Meaning: linked; To twist or twine around something (or one another).
Synonyms: weave, intertwine, interlace
Antonyms: apparent, clear, obvious, relaxed, straight, separate
Usage: A 45 member Joint Parliamentary committee scrutinized the Bill and concluded that spatial design, aesthetic considerations, structural safety and construction were entwined in the making of a building
10) Flicker (noun) –
Meaning: A very small trace of something; to move about or around quickly and randomly; be undecided between two opinions or courses of action
Synonyms: blink, glitter, scintillate, glimmer, trace, breath, spark
Antonyms: determine, resolve, remain, stay, burn steadily, be still
Usage: Relationship expert Siggy Flicker shares exactly how to show the love to all your best boys.