1. ADDLE (VERB): To cause (someone) to think unclearly
Synonyms: muddle, confuse
Antonyms: arrange, be in order
I suppose the shock had addled his poor brain.
2. AFTERMATH (NOUN): the outcome of an event
Synonyms: effects, result Antonyms: source, cause
The aftermath of the war is inexplicable.
3. ALTERCATION (NOUN): a heated dispute
Synonyms: quarrel, wrangle Antonyms: agreement, peace
I had an altercation with my brother.
4. ANACHRONISTIC (ADJECTIVE): no longer in use
Synonyms: untimely, wrong Antonyms: appropriate, timely
In a wider sense, all historical writings are anachronistic.
5. COGENT (ADJECTIVE): convincing
Synonyms: persuasive, effective Antonyms: weak, ineffective
He makes a cogent argument for a more egalitarian education system.
6. COMMUNICATIVE (ADJECTIVE): Inclined to communicate readily
Synonyms: informative, talkative Antonyms: taciturn, reticent
Joy has become a lot more tolerant and communicative.
7. DERIDE (VERB): To laugh at
Synonyms: mock, jeer Antonyms: praise, admire
This theory is widely derided by the conventional scientists.
8. DOWDY (ADJECTIVE): primly out of date
Synonyms: dull, old-fashioned Antonyms: attractive, stylish
Her clothes were clean but dowdy.
9. EGREGIOUS (ADJECTIVE): conspicuously and outrageously bad
Synonyms: atrocious, heinous Antonyms: controlled, tolerable
My neighbour is very egregious by nature so I don’t like him.
10. EXCRUCIATE (VERB): subject to torture
Synonyms: hurt, torment Antonyms: soothe, tranquilize
He endured excruciating pain during the surgery.