1. GIGANTIC (ADJECTIVE): very large
Synonyms: enormous, mammoth
Antonyms: dwarf, miniature
A series of disasters frustrated the gigantic scheme.
2. IMPALPABLE (ADJECTIVE): intangible
Synonyms: airy, imprecise Antonyms: perceptible, tangible
Little things, almost impalpable, had happened to justify that doubt.
3. GRIEVOUS (ADJECTIVE): severe
Synonyms: appalling, atrocious Antonyms: acceptable, bearable
This was a grievous blow to William, but his courage did not fail.
4. JINX (NOUN): Curse
Synonyms: enchantment, spell Antonyms: boon, benefit
Superstitious persons consider number thirteen a jinx.
5. JARGON (NOUN): Language difficult to understand
Synonyms: argot, lingo Antonyms: quiet, sense
It is difficult to understand the jargon of tribal people.
6. CESSATION (NOUN): ending
Synonyms: termination, abeyance Antonyms: persistence, initiation
The cessation of the seminar was very clamorous.
7. PANDEMONIUM (NOUN): craziness
Synonyms: anarchy, tumult Antonyms: calm, order
Many people were badly injured during the pandemonium of the riot.
8. OOMPH (NOUN): energy
Synonyms: fortitude, potency Antonyms: enervation, laziness
All the oomph in the U.S. economy was delivered by the top 10% of households.
9. RESURRECT (VERB): revive
Synonyms: rejuvenate, renovate Antonyms: agitate, destroy
He's not anxious to resurrect any of his prior difficulties.
10. VERBOSE (ADJECTIVE): wordy
Synonyms: bombastic, gabby Antonyms: concise, succinct
The verbose speaker went well over his ten-minute limit.