Vocab Master Day – 28


Meaning: revive (someone) from unconsciousness or apparent death.

Synonym: revive, resurrect, restore, regenerate, revitalise

Antonym: extinguish, kill, quench, suppress

Sentence: “an ambulance crew tried to resuscitate him”


Meaning: so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring.

Synonym: trite, hackneyed, clichéd, platitudinous

Antonym: original

Sentence: “songs with banal, repeated words”


Meaning: (in ancient times) a member of a people not belonging to one of the great civilisations (Greek, Roman, Christian).

Synonym: savage, uncivilised, barbaric, barbarous, primitive,

Sentence: “the city was besieged by the barbarians


Meaning: not harmful or offensive.

Synonym: harmless, safe, non-dangerous,

Antonym: harmful, obnoxious

Sentence: “it was an innocuous question”


Meaning: avoidance of activity or exertion; laziness

Synonym: inactivity, inaction, inertia,

Sentence: “my failure is probably due to my own indolence


Meaning: impossible to stop or prevent.

Synonym: relentless, unstoppable, unavoidable

Antonym: flexible, lenient

Sentence: “the seemingly inexorable march of new technology”

7. Pensive

Meaning: engaged in, involving, or reflecting deep or serious thought.

Synonym: thoughtful, thinking, reflective

Antonym: unreflective

Sentence: “a pensive mood”

8. Solace

Meaning: comfort or consolation in a time of great distress or sadness, give solace to

Synonym: comfort, consolation, cheer, support, relief

Antonym: distress, heartache, heartbreak, torment, torture

Sentence: “she sought solace in her religion”

9. Aloft

Meaning: up in or into the air; overhead.

Synonym: into the sky, skyward, on high, heavenward


Sentence:”the congregation sways, hands aloft


Meaning: make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better.

Synonym: improve, amend, better, enhance, enrich

Antonym: damage, endamage, harm, hurt, impair, injure, spoil, tarnish, vitiate

Sentence: “the reform did much to  ameliorate living standards