1. PERSECUTE (VERB): Crucify
Synonyms: ill-treat, victimize
Antonyms: console, protect
He was persecuted by his landlord.
2. PESTILENT (ADJECTIVE): Baneful
Synonyms: contagious, deleterious Antonyms: harmless, innocuous
No matter what I do the pestilent squirrels keep invading my garden.
3. PERPETRATE (VERB): Be responsible for
Synonyms: carry out, commit Antonyms: halt, stop
why would he perpetrate such a complex fraud?
4. PARRY (VERB): avoid
Synonyms: dodge, bypass Antonyms: confront, encounter
Mathili put on her sunglasses to parry his probing eyes.
5. MIASMIC (ADJECTIVE): Catching
Synonyms: virulent, communicable Antonyms: uncommunicable, germless
That peculiarly miasmic atmosphere generated by factories.
6. RAKISH (ADJECTIVE): Charming and immoral
Synonyms: dashing, jaunty Antonyms: moral, upright
Lio gave her a rakish smile as she blushed.
7. MOSSY (ADJECTIVE): Damp
Synonyms: moist, downy Antonyms: dry, bare
His room smelled like a mossy garden.
8. ADMIRER (NOUN): Person who holds someone in high regard.
Synonyms: adherent, believer Antonyms: enemy, foe
He is a great admirer of Sachin Tendulkar.
9. MOUTHY (ADJECTIVE): Talkative
Synonyms: chatty, gabby Antonyms: reticent, silent
Kavish is very mouthy in nature.
10. MIDDLING (ADJECTIVE): adequate
Synonyms: mediocre, passable Antonyms: extreme, exceptional
Madhur was of middling stature.