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1. CORRODE (VERB): waste

Synonyms: erode, deteriorate     Antonyms: build, construct

Example Sentence:

 Engineers found that the structure had been corroded by moisture.

2. CORROSIVE (ADJECTIVE):  acerbic
Synonyms: caustic, vitriolic        Antonyms: gentle, nice
Example Sentence:
Sodium and Sulphur are highly corrosive elements.

3. COUNTERMAND (VERB): cancel a command
Synonyms: reverse, override            Antonyms: allow, approve
Example Sentence:
can't countermand her orders.


4. CONVOLUTED (VERB): complicated

Synonyms: intricate, tangled        Antonyms: direct, simple

Example Sentence:

It is hard to solve the question because a convoluted reasoning is applied in it.


5. COWER (VERB): to draw back and crouch in fear

Synonyms: cringe, crouch     Antonyms:  face, meet

Example Sentence:

He was cowering away from the fierce dog. 


6. COY (ADJECTIVE): very modest

Synonyms: bashful, evasive    Antonyms: immodest, unshy
                        
Example Sentence:

She gave her brother's friend a coy smile.


7. CRAMP (NOUN): stiffness

Synonyms: pain, ache              Antonyms: comfort, ease

Example Sentence: 

She started getting stomach cramps this morning.


8. CRASS (ADJECTIVE): not intelligent; irresponsible

Synonyms: stupid, gross       Antonyms: sharp, smart

Example Sentence:

 They have behaved with crass insensitivity.


9. CREDENCE (NOUN):  acceptance or belief

Synonyms: trust, assurance    Antonyms:  denial, disbelief

Example Sentence:

 cannot give credence to his account.


10. CREED (NOUN): belief

Synonyms: principles, doctrine     Antonyms: disbelief, doubt

Example Sentence:

The centre is open to all, no matter what race or creed.


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