Vocab Master Day – 72

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Meaning: bitterness or ill feeling.

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


Antonym: goodwill

Sentence:”the AGM dissolved into acrimony”


Meaning: a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from

a lack of occupation or excitement

Synonym: boredom, tedium, listlessness,

Antonym: animation, contentment

Sentence: “he succumbed to ennui and despair”


Meaning: a person or thing that is mysterious or difficult to


Synonym: mystery, puzzle, riddle, conundrum, paradox

Sentence: “Madeleine was still an enigma to him”


Meaning: able to be discerned; perceptible.

Synonym: visible, detectable, noticeable

Antonym: imperceptible

Sentence: “the scandal had no discernible effect on his career”

5. Sojourn

Meaning: a temporary stay., stay somewhere temporarily.

Synonym: stay, visit, stop, stopover, residence;

Sentence: “her sojourn in Rome”

6. Orthodox

Meaning: following or conforming to the traditional or generally

accepted rules or beliefs of a religion, philosophy, or practice.

Synonym: conservative, traditional, observant, conformist

Antonym: unconventional, unorthodox, nonconformist

Sentence: “Burke’s views were orthodox in his time”

7. Pernicious

Meaning: having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle


Synonym: harmful, damaging, destructive, injurious

Antonym: beneficial, benign, favourable

Sentence: “the pernicious influences of the mass media”

8. Peremptory

Meaning: insisting on immediate attention or obedience,

especially in a brusquely imperious way.

Synonym: high-handed, brisk, abrupt, summary, commanding,


Antonym: humble, meek, modest, unassuming

Sentence: “‘Just do it!’ came the peremptory reply”

9. Penury

Meaning: the state of being very poor; extreme poverty.

Synonym: pennilessness, impecuniousness, impoverishment,


Antonym: wealth, affluence

Sentence: “he couldn’t face another year of penury”


Meaning: a person who makes slow progress and falls behind


Synonym: straggler, loiterer, lingerer,

Sentence: “staff were under enormous pressure and there was no

time for laggards”


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