01) Glum (noun) –
Meaning: Gloomy and quiet, usually because of a disappointment;
Synonyms: gloomy, dejected, forlorn, wretched, depressive, sullen
Antonyms: cheery, joyful, upbeat, blissful, buoyant
Usage: Jayaraj, who was going to buy idli batter for the household, stopped on the way and asked them why they were glum.
02) poise (verb) –
Meaning: Composure and dignity of manner; Graceful and elegant bearing in a person; The state or quality of being tactful; The quality of being brave or confident without being reckless or thoughtless
Synonyms: courage, bravery, tactfulness, tact, discretion, balance, equilibrium, assurance, composure, aplomb, dignity, equanimity, calmness
Antonyms: agitation, confusion, excitedness, imbalance, nonequilibrium, incompetence, inability
Usage: His wit and poise set the tone for the afternoon event, which was seasoned with songs from Randall’s performing friends.
03) Overarch (Noun) –
Meaning: something that includes or affects everything or everyone; Leap or spring while supporting or propelling oneself with one or both hands or with the help of a pole
Synonyms: vault, jump, leap, arch, bend, underlying, enveloping
Antonyms: decline, decrease, drop, fall
Usage: Another barrier is the fact that economic considerations overarch many of our decisions.
04) Condign (verb) –
Meaning: Fitting, appropriate, deserved, especially denoting punishment; Appropriate, relevant, or significant;
Synonyms: happy, apposite, deserved, just, merited, appropriate
Antonyms: undeserved, undue, unfair, unjust
Usage: I may pity him, and even understand his motives, but a murderer is still deserving of condign punishment.
05) simmer (verb) –
Meaning: To cook in liquid; Become burnt when exposed to heat or a flame
Synonyms; churns, cooks, scorches, parches
Antonyms– cools, freezes, soothes
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.
07) Bewitch (adj) –
Meaning: Likely or willing to cooperate; Showing approval of or favour towards an idea or action; Showing enthusiasm or displaying positive energy about something
Synonyms: excited, enthusiastic, eager, buoyant, sympathetic, pro, agreeable, compatible, compliant, biddable, tractable, acquiescent
Antonyms: intractable, recalcitrant, balky, contrary
Usage: Actors have also been bewitched by your questions
06) scramble (verb) –
Meaning: To cause disarray or disorganization in the order of: Struggle or compete with others for something in an eager or uncontrolled and undignified way, A rush or hurry towards a destination or goal
Synonyms: swiftness, urgency, hastiness, bustle, hustle, flurry , scuffle, tussle
Antonyms: arrangement, neatness, single, orderliness, calm, control
Usage: Nebraska is a classic West Coast team with a lot of jumps and scrambles shifts before the ball is snapped. This is a new benchmark for LCD production that competitors will have to scramble to emulate.
8) Demit (noun) –
Meaning: To let fall; To move something to a lower level; To cover completely with water
Synonyms: submerse, deluge, lower, drop, ground, detrude, resign, quit, surrender, abandon, bow out
Antonyms: conquer, prevail, triumph, win, continue, keep, pursue
Usage: Sampath, who will demit office on January 15 on attaining 65 years of age.
09) Outright (verb) –
Meaning: Open and direct, Conspicuously or obviously bad, wrong or offensive
Synonyms: unexpurgated, unabridged, entire, uncondensed, exhaustive, clear, definite, unequivocal
Antonyms: ambiguous, conditional, hesitating, imperfect, incomplete
Usage: His idea of campaign finance reform is to ban soft money outright while removing all limits for personal contributions.
10) Expeditions (noun) –
Meaning: . a journey undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose, especially that of exploration, research, or war.
Synonyms: peregrination, voyage, commission, enterprise
Antonyms: hindrance, shortage, reatrdation
Usage: Ghulam Rasool remained attached with the British expeditions as a guide
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