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1). Bloated (Verb)
Definition: swollen with fluid or gas.
Synonyms: swollen, puffed up/out, blown up, distended, inflated, enlarged
Antonyms: shrunken, became small.
Usage: he had a bloated, unshaven face
2). Exemplified (Verb)
Definition: illustrate or clarify by giving an example.
Synonyms: illustrate, give an example of, give an instance of, demonstrate, instance
Antonyms: Conceal, Confuse, hide
Usage: he exemplified his point with an anecdote
3). Depreciated (Verb)
Definition: diminish in value over a period of time.
Synonyms: decrease in value, lose value, decline in price, drop in price, fall in price, cheapen, devalue
Antonyms: appreciate, raise.
Usage: the latest cars will depreciate heavily in the first year
4). Unpersuasive (Adjective)
Definition: not good, by mistake.
Synonyms: Poor, thin, faulty.
Antonyms: Strong, capable, efficient.
Usage: Labour’s minor unpersuasive made a great loss.
5). Puisne (Adjective)
Definition: small and weak.
Synonyms: undersized, underdeveloped, undernourished, underfed, stunted
Antonyms: strong, sturdy, significant, sizeable, substantial
Usage: white-faced, puny children
6). Sacrosanct (Adjective)
Definition: (especially of a principle, place, or routine) regarded as too important or valuable to be interfered with.
Synonyms: sacred, hallowed, respected, inviolable, inviolate, unimpeachable,
Antonyms: strong, able, efficient, mobile.
Usage: the individual’s right to work has been upheld as sacrosanct
7). Evoke (Verb)
Definition: bring or recall (a feeling, memory, or image) to the conscious mind.
Synonyms: bring to mind, call to mind, put one in mind of, call up, conjure up, summon up
Antonyms: Calm, Ignore, halt.
Usage: the sight evoked pleasant memories of his childhood
8). Abide (Verb)
Definition: accept or act in accordance with (a rule, decision, or recommendation).
Synonyms: comply with, obey, observe, follow, keep to, hold to, conform to, adhere to, stick to
Antonyms: flout, reject, fade, disappear.
Usage: I said I would abide by their decision
9). Reiterates (Verb)
Definition: say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity.
Synonyms: repeat, say again, restate, retell, recapitulate, go over (and over), iterate, rehearse
Antonyms: Take back, return.
Usage: she reiterated that the government would remain steadfast in its support