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1). Anxieties (Noun)
Definition:a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.
Synonyms:worry, concern, apprehension, apprehensiveness, consternation, uneasiness, unease
Usage:he felt a surge of anxiety
Definition:a feeling of disappointment about someone or something you previously respected or admired; disillusionment.
Synonyms:disillusionment, disappointment, dissatisfaction, discontent, discontentedness, rude awakening
Usage:their growing disenchantment with the leadership
Definition:the action of calling into question the integrity or validity of something.
Synonyms:indict, charge, accuse, bring a charge against, bring a case against, lay charges against
Usage:the prosecutor’s detailed impeachment of the character witness
Definition:make (something) more attractive by the addition of decorative details or features.
Synonyms:decorate, adorn, ornament, dress, dress up, furnish
Antonyms:simplify, moderate, calm.
Usage:blue silk embellished with golden embroidery
Definition:have a long, complicated dispute or argument
Synonyms:argue, quarrel, row, have a row, bicker, squabble, have words, debate, disagree, have a disagreement
Usage:the bureaucrats continue wrangling over the fine print
Definition: (with reference to a feeling or emotion) disappear or cause to disappear.
Synonyms:disappear, vanish, evaporate, dissolve, melt away, melt into thin air, be dispelled, dematerialize
Antonyms: grow, develop
Usage:the concern she’d felt for him had wholly dissipated
Definition:deliberately avoid using; abstain from.
Synonyms:abstain from, refrain from, give up, forgo, forswear, shun, renounce, swear off, abjure, steer clear of
Antonyms:face, meet, embrace.
Usage:he appealed to the crowd to eschew violence
Definition:the quality of being prudent; cautiousness.
Synonyms:wisdom, judgement, good judgement, judiciousness, sagacity, shrewdness, advisability, common sense
Usage:we need to exercise prudence in such important matters
Definition:very weak or slight.
Synonyms: slight, insubstantial, flimsy, negligible, weak, fragile, shaky, sketchy, doubtful, dubious, questionable, suspect
Antonyms:convincing, substantial, strong
Usage:the tenuous link between interest rates and investment
Definition:hopefulness and confidence about the future or the success of something.
Synonyms:hopefulness, hope, confidence, buoyancy, cheer, good cheer, cheerfulness, sanguineness, positiveness
Antonyms:defeatism, negative thinking, negativity, expecting the worst, doom and gloom, gloom, gloominess
Usage:the talks had been amicable and there were grounds for optimism