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1. MORDANT (ADJECTIVE): sarcastic
Synonyms: caustic, sardonic
Antonyms: kind, nice
Example Sentence:
The mordant comedian offended many people with his scathing taunts.

2. ALTERCATION (NOUN): fight, often verbal
Synonyms: brawl, argument
Antonyms: calm, harmony
Example Sentence:
I had an altercation with some people who objected to our creation.

3. ASTOUNDING (ADJECTIVE): amazing
Synonyms: startling, astonishing
Antonyms: unsurprising, usual
Example Sentence:
The results are quite astounding.

4. DEBACLE (NOUN): catastrophe
Synonyms: breakdown, devastation
Antonyms: victory, boon
Example Sentence:
The debacle of Russia was ever before the eyes of these nations.

5. DOPEY (ADJECTIVE): stupid
Synonyms: dumb, silly
Antonyms: intelligent, smart
Example Sentence:
He is a dopey boy

6. GIMMICK (NOUN): trick
Synonyms: trap, deceit
Antonyms: truth, honesty
Example Sentence:
It’s just a public relations gimmick.

7. WRANGLE (NOUN): fight
Synonyms: argument, bickering
Antonyms: agreement, harmony
Example Sentence:
Localities were the witnesses of the dirty wrangle of the two political leaders.

8. WINNOW (VERB): expel
Synonyms: separate, terminate
Antonyms: include, hire
Example Sentence:
Most of the faulty employees were winnowed out by these processes.

9. VIRILE (ADJECTIVE): potent
Synonyms: powerful, energetic
Antonyms: weak, feeble
Example Sentence:
He was a virile dancer who brought out the best in the modern Bollywood.

10. APPRAISE (VERB): judge
Synonyms: estimate, evaluate
Antonyms: ignore, neglect
Example Sentence:
Many companies were prompted to appraise their recruitment policies.

 

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