1) Indict (verb) –
Meaning: To accuse of wrongdoing; To criticize or speak out against (someone or something)
Synonyms: denounce, condemn, censure, accuse, charge, impeach
Antonyms: acquit, absolve, clear
Usage: They disproportionately indict young african-american men, and they usually do it very quickly.
2) hegemony (noun) –
Meaning: Used to refer to something regarded as oppressive or restrictive
Synonyms: yoke, slavery, bondage, enslavement, supremacy, dominance
Antonyms: impotency, powerlessness, outside, submission
Usage: The ruling classes in Europe and Japan are far less willing to accept US hegemony.
3) Haggled (noun) –
Meaning: dispute or bargain persistently, especially over the cost of something; To express a different opinion
Synonyms: disagreed, argued, debated, bargained, bartered, wrangled
Antonyms: agreed, complied, concurred
Usage: They haggled for a lower price than that being asked and got the wreck for probably not too much more than it was worth.
4) Inkling (verb) –
Meaning: A slight suspicion or hint; The smallest amount
Synonyms: vestige, trace, scrap, notion, hunch, idea, clue
Antonyms: certainty, information, concrete, ignorance, oblivion, unawareness
Usage: If anyone reading this has an inkling as to what it is, please share the knowledge.
5) Harangues (noun) –
Meaning: To make (usually formal and extended) speech on a subject; To blame or insult (someone) in strong or violent language
Synonyms: vituperates, castigates, lambastes, abuses, lectures, declaims, berates, criticises
Antonyms: tribute, accolades, paeans, commendation
Usage: The same strength of expression, though more compressed, runs through his historical harangues.
6) Equanimity (noun) –
Meaning: The state of being calm, stable and composed, especially under stress; A state of happiness and satisfaction
Synonyms: contentment, content, composure, coolness, serenity, aplomb
Antonyms: agitation, anxiety, discomposure, perturbation
Usage: The Indians have been watching all this, with equal fits of paroxysms of disbelief in private, and cool equanimity in public.
7) Construe (noun) –
Meaning: To have a particular interpretation of something; To explain the meaning of something; Arrive at a judgment or opinion by reasoning
Synonyms: conclude, gather, deduce, explain, elucidate, clarify, interpret, read, see, understand
Antonyms: obscure, cloud, confuse, fail
Usage: We think it right to construe it in relation to what one would normally think of as legal costs.
8) flagging (Noun) –
Meaning: Becoming tired or less dynamic; Exhausted or in need of rest or sleep; Slow to act
Synonyms: dilatory, slow, sluggish, tired, weary, exhausted, fatigued, declining, failing, waning, weakening, fading
Antonyms: refreshed, energetic, fresh, active, inexhaustible, pertinacious
Usage: The moderator was flagging me down because he wanted me to speak for a couple of minutes.
9) fled (noun) –
Meaning: To have caused (someone) to be unable to pursue one any longer;
Synonyms: lost, evaded, eluded, dodged, escaped, disappeared, vanished, dissolved,
Antonyms: faced, confronted, encountered, met
Usage: Vlad Burlutskiy is a civic and political activist from Russia who fled the country last year due to increasing threats.
10) Acrid (Adj) –
Meaning: Feeling or expressing bitterness or indignation at having been treated unfairly; Having an unpleasant or noxious smell; Having or showing a tendency to be easily annoyed or angered
Synonyms: crabbed cross irritable burning burnt choking malodorous acrimonious bitter embittered
Antonyms: satisfied, unenvious, flattered, kind, mild, sweet
Usage; It hardly takes a brilliant operatic dramaturge to see through this brainless travesty, loaded with irrelevant inventions and non sequiturs.
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