01) Derange (noun) –
Meaning: To cause a feeling of disgust or revulsion in; To cause disarray or disorganization in the order of
Synonyms: disorder, upset, disarray, disturb, sicken, disgust
Antonyms: arrange, order, organise
Usage: Equilibrium is the Universal, or that which has nothing external to derange it.
02) Acquiescent (verb) –
Meaning: Willing to accept or agree to something without objection or resistance;
Synonyms: consenting, compliant, agreeable, submissive
Antonyms: protesting, resistant, resisting, unyielding
Usage: It’s probably got something to do with the fact that, as a nation, we are absurdly acquiescent and uncomplaining consumers.
03) Concoct (adj) –
Meaning: To contrive of (something) using skill or ingenuity; To prepare something in advance; To have intentions for a given outcome
Synonyms: mean, intend, aim, plan, prepare, fabricate, invent, contrive, devise
Antonyms: demolish, destroy, disorganize, forget
Usage: She would concoct stories in her brain about each picture, the plot taking her wherever it may.
04) Expound (verb) –
Meaning: To render comprehensible or understandable; To make known an idea, emotion or opinion
Synonyms: express, state, voice, explain, interpret, elucidate, explicate, dilate, elaborate, expatiate
Antonyms: obscure, complicate, confuse, mystify
Usage: Given this diversity, this is no place to expound a systematic account of liberalism in its many forms and variants.
05) Nugatory (verb) –
Meaning: Of no value or importance; Useless or futile
Synonyms: invalid, useless, inoperative, inconsequential, insignificant, trifling, trivial
Antonyms: big, consequential, eventful, important, significant, abundant
Usage: In Briscoe’s case the court made the prohibition of bills of credit nugatory.
06) Connive (verb) –
Meaning: To make secret plans, typically devious in nature;
Synonyms: intrigue, plot, scheme, conspire, machinate, contrive
Antonyms: destroy, forget, neglect
Usage: Together they connive in cahoots and scheme to create the world’s worst musical, a guaranteed catastrophic dog of a show.
07) Mortify (noun) –
Meaning: To discipline (one’s body, appetites etc) by suppressing desires; To disturb the composure of
Synonyms: embarrass, discomfit, humiliate, control, discipline, subdue, chasten
Antonyms: Indulge, delight, comfort, ease
Usage: The intention is, I tell you plainly, to mortify you into a sense of your duty.
08) Hysteria (adj) –
Meaning: Behavior exhibiting excessive or uncontrollable emotion, such as fear or panic; Sudden and uncontrollable fear or anxiety
Synonyms: panic, alarm, anxiety, fear, frenzy, delirium, panic, agitation
Antonyms: calmness, calm, collectedness, control, peace
Usage: In this state they are frenetic, unrelaxed and prone to bad judgment, caught up in the hysteria of the moment.
09) Incapacitate (noun) –
Meaning: To cause permanent loss of function of a limb or part of the body; To destroy or disrupt by means of sabotage; To disturb mentally or emotionally
Synonyms: upset, distress, disturb, sabotage, destroy, cripple, disable, lame, maim, mutilate
Antonyms: aid, allow, assist, assuage, benefit, improve
Usage: The human strains of Ebola virus, for example, incapacitate their victims extremely quickly and kill them soon after.
10) Snub (verb) –
Meaning: Rebuff, ignore, or spurn disdainfully; To treat or regard with contempt;
Synonyms: disdain, slight, scorn, slight, cut, humiliate, cold-shoulder, insult
Antonyms: acknowledge, approve, compliment, accept, allow
Usage: I think its a snub to their belief system and they feel disloyal if they don’t step up and say something about it.