1. DAPPER (ADJECTIVE): neat in appearance
Synonyms: dashing, classy
Antonyms: disheveled, shabby
Sanjay, despite being poor got his clothes duly cleaned so he would look dapper at his work.
2. DEBILITATE (VERB): to weaken
Synonyms: incapacitate, devitalize Antonyms: strengthen, invigorate
The effect of hypertension can work to debilitate his health if he does not monitor his salt intake.
3. DEFIANT (ADJECTIVE): disregardful
Synonyms: disobedient, aggressive Antonym: submissive, obedient
Imran was a defiant boy but now he obeys his parents.
4. DEPLORE (VERB): to express displeasure
Synonyms: denounce, abhor Antonyms: commend, approve
How can you deplore my behavior while acting in the same manner?
5. DIVULGE (VERB): To make known (something private or secret)
Synonyms: disclose, expose Antonyms: conceal, hide
If we have someone’s secret, we shouldn’t divulge it.
6. DESCRY (VERB): detect
Synonyms: determine, discern Antonym: overlook, neglect
The jeweler was able to easily descry the true value of the large diamond.
7. DETRACT (VERB): to reduce the value
Synonyms: depreciate, cheapen Antonyms: appreciate, exaggerate
I always think my glasses detract my appearance while my mother disagrees saying you look extremely handsome in spectacles.
8. DOCILE (ADJECTIVE): easily led or managed
Synonyms: compliant, submissive Antonyms: headstrong, stubborn
They are docile and obedient children.
9. DOGGED (ADJECTIVE): persistent
Synonyms: indefatigable, relentless Antonyms: irresolute, surrendering
His dogged perseverance allowed him to complete the tiresome triathlon.
10. SIMPER (VERB): a silly self-conscious smile
Synonyms: grin, smirk Antonyms: frown, growl
When he was called an idiot, he simpered.