1) Assiduous 

Meanings – showing great care and perseverance.

Synonyms – Careful, diligent

Antonyms – Lazy , indifferent

Example – He was an assiduous musician till his health became impaired.

2) Acrimonious 

Meanings – Angry and bitter.

Synonyms –  bitter, harsh

Antonyms – Pleasant, Kind

Example –  He didn’t have to explain how accusing his opponent would be perceived, especially after their acrimonious debate.

3) Forebear

Meaning: an ancestor.

Synonym: predecessor, progenitor, father, grandfather

Sentence: “generations of his forebears had lived in London”

4) Perturbed

Meaning: Trouble

Synonym: Bothered, Upset

Antonym: benefit , calm

Sentence:The more he loses, the more perturbed he gets

5. Amicable

Meaning: Friendly

Synonym: Cordial, Harmonious

Antonym: impolite, uncivil

Sentence:The business coach for the small company owner served

as an amicable executive mentor


Meaning: go about in search of things to steal or people to attack.,

raid and plunder (a place).

Synonym: plunder, go looting

Antonym: Guard, protect

Sentence: “bands of robbers crossed the river to maraud


Meaning: outstandingly bad; shocking, remarkably good.

Synonym: atrocious, deplorable

Antonym: concealed , good

Sentence: “egregious abuses of copyright”


Meaning: bitterness or ill feeling.

Synonym: ill feeling, ill will, bad blood, animosity, hostility,


Antonym: goodwill

Sentence:”the AGM dissolved into acrimony


Meaning: absorb or assimilate (ideas or knowledge).

Synonym: assimilate, absorb, soak up, take in, digest

Antonym: abstain, fast

Sentence:”if one does not imbibe the culture one cannot succeed”


Meaning: a proverb or short statement expressing a general truth.

Synonym: saying, maxim, axiom, proverb,

Sentence: “the old adage ‘out of sight out of mind’”