1) Stagger (verb) –
Meaning: Walk or move unsteadily, as if about to fall; astonish or deeply shock; To arrange (events, payments, hours, etc.) so that they do not occur at the same time
Synonyms: disperse, distribute, amaze, astonish, totter, falter
Antonyms: steady, stay, calm, clarify
Usage: Our daily parade down the Croisette has turned from a saunter(a leisurely stroll) to a stagger.
2) Indefatigable (Adj) –
Meaning: Extremely persistent and untiring Showing; having or involving great activity or vitality; without regret or guilt
Synonyms: indomitable, industrious, persistent, pertinacious, indurate, inhuman
Antonyms: fatigued, feeble, pusillanimous, spiritless
Usage: One can only salute such indefatigable souls, and wish them success in their efforts.
3) Inure (verb) –
Meaning: To cause (someone) to become accustomed (to something); To impart information or knowledge
Synonyms; strengthen, harden, coagulate, compact, consolidate
Antonyms– enfeeble, debilitate, disorder
Usage: The higher charge didn’t inure to the benefit of the defendants in that case.
4) hitherto (noun) –
Meaning: Up until this or that time
Synonyms: earlier, formerly, hereto, fore, previously, before, so far, theretofore
Antonyms: henceforth, hence, forward, hereafter, thenceforth
Usage: In May of 1985, Simpson and his partner Simon Yates set out to scale the west face of Siula Grande, a hitherto unclimbed peak in Peru.
5) Ameliorate (adj) –
Meaning: make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better.
Synonyms: tweak, enhance, ease, redress
Antonyms: worsen, deteriorate,
Usage: the courts are making an effort to ameliorate their living conditions is an undoubted source of comfort and relief.
6) Chastened (verb) –
Meaning: (of a rebuke or misfortune) have a restraining or moderating effect on.
Synonyms: deflate, squash, mortify, subdue
Antonyms: release, commend, uplift
Usage: Chastened by open criticism from former members of the higher judiciary, as well as many senior lawyers and jurists, the top court has sought to redeem its stature(prestige, position) by a series of directions
7) 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
8) expediency (noun) –
Meaning: Appropriateness or suitability , Temporary help
Synonyms: convenience, advisability, benefit, effectiveness, utilitarianism, wisdom, meekness, shift, substitute, contrivance
Antonyms: recklessness, irresponsibility, incaution, impulsiveness
Usage: They are not just men sacrificed to expediency, they are not men too civilised for an uncivilised world.
9) hurtle (noun)-
Meaning: Move or cause to move at high speed, typically in an uncontrolled manner
Synonyms: blaze, blow, boogie, zoom, blast, run, stampede
Antonyms: crawl, creep, poke, plod, slow
Usage: Firefighters change en route, as they bowl down the Byres Road or hurtle along the motorway.
10) belie (verb) –
Meaning: To demonstrate or expose to the falsehood of something
Synonyms: disprove, contradict, discredit, confute, refute, debunk, rebut
Antonyms: confirm, establish, prove, validate
Usage: These figures belie the constantly repeated claims of mass popular support for the brutal war.
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