1. EERIE (ADJECTIVE): spooky
Synonyms: bizarre, creepy
Antonym: earthly, familiar
She made an eerie remark on me.
2. GUMPTION (NOUN): sagacity
Synonyms: acumen, savvy Antonyms: ignorance, stupidity
The prime minister would hire almost any young man who had the gumption to ask for a job.
3. RETROGRADE (ADJECTIVE): Declining
Synonyms: reverting, deteriorating Antonyms: forward, positive
The company is consistently facing the retrograde growth parameter this year.
4. HUNKY DORY (ADJECTIVE): Admirable
Synonyms: commendable, exquisite Antonyms: imperfect, inferior
He is a very hunky dory kid.
5. OBEISANCE (NOUN): Salutation
Synonyms: bow, curtsy Antonyms: censure, condemnation
I paid obeisance to the Prince of Britain.
6. GORY (ADJECTIVE): Horrible
Synonyms: murderous, bloody Antonyms: mild, pleasing
I hate the gory sight of killing.
7. ENTHRALL (VERB): Captivate
Synonyms: beguile, bewitch Antonyms: disenchant, disgust
The surroundings were very enthralling.
8. WHET (VERB): Make sharp
Synonyms: hone, sharpen Antonyms: blunt, dull
The thief whetted his knife.
9. ABSTEMIOUS (ADJECTIVE): Abstinent
Synonyms: ascetic, austere Antonyms: hungry, gluttonous
Believe it or not I am a kind of abstemious person.
10. SATURNINE (ADJECTIVE): Gloomy
Synonyms: dejected, cheerless Antonyms: gleeful, cheerful
He is a saturnine man who speaks with precision and pedantic care.