Unexpected appearance Syn. ghost Ant. mortals The apparitions or ghostly figures that appeared in the haunted house scared me to death.
To predict (some future event) Syn. foretell Supposedly, Miss Cleo has the ability to augur the future.
Emotionally hardened; unfeeling; unsympathetic Syn. insensitive Ant. understanding; sensitive The callous individual didn’t appear to have any sympathy whatsoever, and he was always bullying the other kids at school.
To call or bring into existence by or as if by magic Syn. summon; invoke Ant. exorcise People who conjure spirits often are able to contact the dead.
Strong disrespect; evaluation as worthless or mean Syn. disdain; scorn Ant. respect; honor; admiration Many people think of Hitler with contempt because they view him as a horrible man who committed terrible acts.
To make certain; confirm Syn. verify; support; validate Ant. refute He corroborated my account of the accident by providing details that matched my information.
To enter into an agreement, usually formal, between two or more persons to do or not do something specified Syn. agreed Ant. disagreed The rulers of each nation covenanted to end the war, and they signed an official document to make it legal.
A severe, searching test or trial Syn. Test Rebecca Nurse faced a crucible of her faith when she was accused of witchcraft; she had to decide if she would stay true to her beliefs or give a false confession.
False or unjustified injury of the good reputation of another as by slander or libel Syn. falsehood Ant. truth She sued the magazine for defamation of character because the writer of the article falsely said that she was in rehab for drug addiction.
The giving of testimony under oath Syn. affidavit Ant. nullification In his court deposition, Joe told the truth about his involvement in the robbery.
Directly opposite Syn. contrarily Ant. similarly; identically Sample sentence: Some Democrats are diametrically opposed to the ideas of the Republicans because their ideas are completely opposite.