2ConsternationNoun Definition: dismay, confusion Synonyms: shock, amazement, bewilderment, dismay Antonyms: calm, composure, aplomb Sentence: The scientist looked at his invention with consternation, he was absolutely shocked that it actually worked..
3DisavowVerb Definition: to deny responsibility for or connection with Synonyms: disclaim, retract, abjure Antonyms: acknowledge, admit, grant, certify Sentence: In the Mission Impossible films, Ethan Hunt receives this message right before a mission: "Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is... As usual, should you or any member of your I.M. Force be captured or killed, the secretary will disavow any knowledge of your existence. This message will self- destruct in five seconds. Good luck."
4DispassionateAdjective Definition: impartial, calm, free from emotion Synonyms: unbiased, disinterested, cool, detached Antonyms: committed, engaged, partial, biased Sentence: Artist Grant Wood’s painting, American Gothic, is a classic and many might consider the couple in it to be dispassionate about life as their faces look completely free from any emotion.
5Dissension Noun Definition: disagreement, sharp difference of opinion Synonyms: strife, discord, contentionAntonyms: agreement, accord, harmonySentence: The couple was torn by dissension as their constant disagreements seemed to be an everyday occasion so they thought it best to separate.
6Verb Definition: to cause to disappear; to scatter, dispel; to spend foolishly, squander; to be extravagant in pursuit of pleasure Synonyms: disperse, strew, diffuse, waste Antonyms: gather, collect, conserve Sentence: The smoke dissipated into the air, disappearing into the breeze.dissipate
7Noun Definition: an armored or protective glove; a challenge; two lines of men armed with weapons with which to beat a person forced to run between them; an ordeal Synonyms: dare, provocation, trial, punishment Sentence: In the Middle Ages, a knight threw down his gauntlet as a challenge, and another knight picked it up only if he accepted.gauntlet
8hypothetical Adjective Definition: based on an assumption or guess; used as a provisional or tentative idea to guide or direct investigationSynonyms: assumed, supposed, conditionalAntonyms : actual, real, tested, substantiatedSentence: The Wright Brothers hypothetical assumption was that man could fly and they proved their assumption correct on December 17, changing our world forever.hypothetical
9relegateVerb Definition: to place in a lower position; to assign, refer, turn over; to banish Synonyms: transfer, consign, demote, exile Antonyms: promote, elevate, advance, recall Sentence: Forced to relegate the soldier to KP (Kitchen Patrol), the sergeant assigned him to the menial duty because he was frustrated with the lack of professionalism he observed when the soldier couldn’t even march in a straight line.
10squeamishAdjective Definition: inclined to nausea; easily shocked or upset; excessively fastidious or refined Synonyms: nauseated, queasy, delicate, oversensitive Sentence: Many people become squeamish at the sight of blood especially if it is their own and can find themselves nauseated by the experience.
11subservientAdjective Definition: subordinate in capacity or role; submissively obedient, serving to promote some end Synonyms: secondary, servile, obsequious, useful Antonyms: primary, principal, bossy, domineering Sentence: In a wolf pack, all members of the pack are subservient to the alpha male or female, submissively obedient, they will follow the leader.
12susceptibleAdjective Definition: open to; easily influenced; lacking in resistance Synonyms: vulnerable, receptive, impressionable Antonyms: resistant, immune Sentence: The recent outbreak of Ebola had made health care workers susceptible to contracting the disease if they come in physical contact through an open wound with a patient suffering from the disease because their bodies lack resistance in fighting the disease.