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Meaning – outstandingly bad; shocking.
Usage – “egregious abuses of copyright”
Synonyms –arrant,atrocious,capital,deplorable,extreme,flagrant,glaring,grievous,gross,heinous,infamous, insufferable,intolerable,monstrous,nefarious,notorious, outright,preposterous,rank,scandalous,shocking,stark
Antonyms – little,minor,secondary,slight
Meaning – provide or give (a service, help, etc.).
Usage – “money serves as a reward for services rendered”
Synonyms – give, provide, supply, furnish, make available, contribute; offer, extend, proffer
“Burcham was quickly surrounded by people anxious to render assistance”
show, display, exhibit, evince, manifest
Antonyms – “incomplete, undone, unfinished, unperfected”
Meaning – based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system.
Usage – “an arbitrary decision”
Synonyms – capricious, whimsical, random, chance, erratic, unpredictable, inconsistent, wild, hit-or-miss, haphazard, casual; unmotivated, motiveless, unreasoned, unreasonable, unsupported, irrational, illogical, groundless
Antonyms – “circumspect, rational, reasonable, reasoned, supported”
Meaning – relating to a patriarch.
Usage – “a patriarchal society”
Synonyms – affectionate, benevolent, benign, caring, comforting, devoted, fatherly, fond, forbearing, gentle, indulgent, kind, loving, maternal, matriarchal, motherly, paternal, patriarchal, protective, sheltering, supportive, tender, warm, watchful
Antonyms – unrespected
Meaning – close observation, especially of a suspected spy or criminal.
Usage – “he found himself put under surveillance by British military intelligence”
Synonyms – observation, scrutiny, watch, view, inspection, monitoring, supervision, superintendence; spying, espionage, intelligence, undercover work, infiltration, reconnaissance; informalbugging, wiretapping, phone tapping, recon.
Meaning – affected with nausea; feeling inclined to vomit.
Usage – “a rancid odour that made him nauseous”
Synonyms – sick, nauseated, queasy, bilious, sick to one’s stomach, green, green about/at the gills, ill, unwell, bad; seasick, carsick, airsick.
Meaning – prove more powerful or superior.
Usage – “it is hard for logic to prevail over emotion”
Synonyms – win, win out, win through, triumph, be victorious, be the victor, gain the victory, carry the day
Meaning – withdraw recognition of (an organization or country).
Usage – “none of the agencies will be allowed to derecognize any of the trade unions”
Synonyms – decertify
Antonyms – certified
Meaning – an area of land, typically when used for agricultural purposes, but not necessarily measured in acres.
Usage – “a 35 per cent increase in net acreage”
Synonyms – back forty, expanse, holding, parcel, plot, property, real estate
Antonyms – acreages
Meaning – sign or give formal consent to (a treaty, contract, or agreement), making it officially valid.
Usage – “both countries were due to ratify the treaty by the end of the year”
Synonyms – satisfy, gratify
Antonyms – disagreeable, discordant, distasteful, harsh, hateful, mean, nasty, offensive, unpleasant.