1. BUMPTIOUS (ADJECTIVE): offensively self-assertive
Synonyms: arrogant, egotistic
Antonyms: humble, modest
I was still annoyed at his bumptious style of conversation.
2. RESTORATIVE (ADJECTIVE): medicinal
Synonyms: remedial, curative Antonyms: harmful, injurious
My eighty-five-year-old grandmother credits restorative yoga as the key to her good health.
3. EMBOLDEN (VERB): encourage
Synonyms: energize, inspire Antonyms: discourage, dissuade
Emboldened by his success, he started on a second novel.
4. MASQUERADE (NOUN): disguise
Synonyms: carnival, domino Antonyms: openness, reality
He claimed that the booth capturing during the elections would be a masquerade.
5. STENTORIAN (ADJECTIVE): very loud
Synonyms: resounding, blaring Antonyms: soft, low
She bellowed in a stentorian voice.
6. CAREEN (VERB): tilt, move wildly down path
Synonyms: lurch, bend Antonyms: straighten, unbend
If you drive too fast in bad weather, your car may careen off the road.
7. MIRTH (NOUN): great joy
Synonyms: laughter, rejoicing Antonyms: sorrow, pain
His eyes twinkled with mirth, when he took his new born baby.
8. FAZE (VERB): embarrass
Synonyms: annoy, confound Antonyms: encourage, enlighten
He looked as if nothing could faze him.
9. NEXUS (NOUN): connection
Synonyms: center, link Antonyms: exteriority, detachment
I share a strong nexus with him.
10. TIFF (NOUN): argument
Synonyms: bickering, quarrel Antonyms: agreement, harmony
I generally have a tiff with my wife.