1. SIMPER (VERB): smile coyly
Synonyms: sneer, smirk Antonyms: frown, growl
2. MUFF (VERB): bungle
Synonyms: botch, flub Antonym: do well, correct
The previous government muffed several of its biggest projects.
3. OSTENTATIOUS (ADJECTIVE): showy
Synonyms: gaudy, jaunty Antonyms: plain, modest
Their style of living is very ostentatious.
4. AVARICE (NOUN): extreme greed
Synonyms: avidity, cupidity Antonyms: generosity, philanthropy
Ahmad’s desire to hoard everything in the house was driven by avarice.
5. AFFRAY (NOUN): a noisy quarrel
Synonyms: altercation, fracas Antonym: calm, peace
The timely action of the police averted serious mishap of the affray between the two communities.
6. JEJUNE (ADJECTIVE): boring
Synonyms: dull, uninteresting Antonyms: enthusiastic, exciting
Vaibhav is very jejune by nature.
7. GAINSAY (VERB): oppose
Synonyms: contravene, contradict Antonyms: agree, consent
Even though my argument was based on undeniable facts, Eric still tried to gainsay my point.
8. GAWK (VERB): to stare at
Synonyms: ogle, gape Antonyms: ignore, overlook
Everyone turned to gawk at her after she tripped and fell in the market hallway.
9. GLOAT (VERB): exclaim triumph
Synonyms: boast, vaunt Antonyms: be modest, mourn
It was rude of the wealthy boy to gloat over his expensive gifts.
10. HEBETUDE (NOUN): the state of being dull or lethargic
Synonym: dullness, impassivity Antonym: liveliness, vitality
After convalescence I would probably fall back into hebetude.
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