1) dilettante (verb) –
Meaning: Suggesting or reflecting the efforts of an amateur
Synonyms: inexpert, amateur, amateurish, unskilled
Antonyms: ace, adept, consummate, crackerjack
Usage: I’m a dilettante, a dabbler, and it was easy for many years to let that keep me on the sidelines.
2) Adage (noun) –
Meaning: An old saying which has obtained credit by long use
Synonyms: aphorism, axiom, dictum, maxim, precept
Antonyms: absurdity, ambiguity, foolishness
Usage: In line with the old adage, things did get worse around here before they got better.
03) Ebullient (Adj) –
Meaning: Cheerful and full of energy; Effusive and often emotional;
Synonyms: gushy, effusive, fulsome, emotional, exuberant, buoyant, cheery, elated
Antonyms: depressed, apathetic, disinterested
Usage; Hutt was usually ebullient but this time, he came to my office, and he was in a down mood.
04) Alacrity – speed and eagerness
Meaning speed and eagerness
Synonyms: rapidness, rapidity, swiftness, quickness
Antonyms: dullness, inertia, lethargy, reluctance
Usage: Dillingham pointed out that in certain cases the FAA has acted with alacrity.
05) Flagrant (noun) –
Meaning done in an obvious way that shows you do not care if you
break rules or offend people; Horrifyingly wicked
Synonyms: outrageous, dreadful, enormous, shocking, atrocious, brazen, abominable contemptible, despicable
Antonyms: obscure, arcane, abstruse, inconceivable
Usage: In flagrant violation of all existing legal principles, the detainee must then prove his innocence.
06) Nugatory (noun) –
Meaning: Of no value or importance
Synonyms: inconsequential, insignificant, trifling, trivial
Antonyms: big, consequential, eventful, important
Usage: First of all, the sums involved in the new savings accounts are nugatory.
07) Exultant (adj) –
Meaning: Very happy, especially at someone else’s defeat or failure; Tending to boast or brag
Synonyms: boastful, bragging, conceited, jubilant, rejoicing, triumphant, delighted
Antonyms: depressed, disappointed, discouraged
Usage: Here, most of the music is exultant and exhilarating, full of polyrhythms that inspire the vocalists to slip and slide over the beats.
08) veneer (verb) –
Meaning: An attractive appearance that covers or disguises someone or something’s true nature or feelings; To provide assuagement or palliation to; To keep secret or cover the truth of
Synonyms: palliate, relieve, ease, covering, facing, facade, front, camouflage, dissemble
Antonyms: reality, truth, character, inside, interior, reveal, strip, uncover
Usage: In a society where a feudal sense of entitlement simmers beneath a veneer of economic modernity, aspirational upper castes with bottled up resentments are legion in every domain.
09) Precocious (Adj) –
Meaning: baleful inauspicious menacing minatory; Marked by a likelihood to threaten the safety of a person or persons;
Synonyms: ugly nasty, unpleasant, tense, serious
Antonyms: auspicious, promising, propitious, encouraging
Usage; He was a Precocious young man
10) Extempore (noun) –
Meaning: Spoken or done without preparation; Having a relaxed, friendly, or unofficial style, manner, or nature
Synonyms: informal, casual, relaxed, natural, impromptu, extemporaneous, improvised
Antonyms: rehearsed, planned, considered
Usage: The Prime Minister seemed to be in a very enthusiastic and positive mood as he spoke extempore for about 20 minutes.
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