Vocab Master Day – 30


Meaning: existing at or from the beginning of time; primeval.

Synonym: first, prehistoric, antediluvian, antique,

Antonym: modern

Sentence: “the primordial oceans”

2.Prima donna

Meaning: the chief female singer in an opera or opera company.

Synonym: leading soprano, leading lady, diva

Sentence: “this solo was added to give the prima donna another aria”


Meaning: a tendency to choose or do something regularly; an inclination or predisposition towards a particular thing.

Synonym: liking, inclination, tendency, leaning, disposition, propensity,

Sentence: “a proclivity for hard work”


Meaning: on or relating to the earth.

Synonym: earthly, worldly, mundane, earthbound

Antonym: cosmic, heavenly

Sentence: “increased ultraviolet radiation may disrupt terrestrial ecosystems”


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

Synonym: revive, resurrect, restore, regenerate, revitalize

Antonym: extinguish, kill, quench, suppress

Sentence: “an ambulance crew tried to resuscitate him”

6. Ostensible

Meaning: stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so.

Synonym: apparent, seeming, outward, surface, superficial,

Antonym: real, genuine

Sentence: “the real dispute which lay behind the ostensible complaint”


Meaning: the action or process of altering or being altered.

Synonym: change, adjustment, adaptation, modification,

Sentence: “careful alteration of old buildings”

8. Aloof

Meaning: not friendly or forthcoming; cool and distant.

Synonym: distant, detached, unresponsive, remote,

Antonym: familiar, friendly

Sentence: “they were courteous but faintly aloof


Meaning: able to move quickly and easily.

Synonym: acrobatic, dexterous, deft,

Antonym: clumsy, stiff, slow, dull

Sentence: “Ruth was as agile as a monkey”


Meaning: filled with horror or shock.

Synonym: horrified, appalled, astounded, amazed, dismayed,

Antonym: fearless, unafraid

Sentence: “she winced, aghast at his cruelty”

Sentence: “separating authentic and spurious claims”