Everyone admires the unflinching courage with which fire fighters and other rescue workers carry out their dangerous jobs.
Unflinching Adjective Firm, showing no signs of fear, not drawing back Synonyms: resolute, steadfast, unwavering Antonym: irresolute, wavering
The fallow mind needs to be stimulated with challenging ideas and projects.
Fallow Adjective In active, unproductive (of land) plowed and left unseeded for a season or more; uncultivated. not in use; inactive: My creative energies have lain fallow this year. Synonyms: idle, barren Antonyms: productive, fertile
The junkyard was a blight on the otherwise appealing neighborhood.
Blight Noun Anything that destroys, prevents growth, or causes devaluation Synonyms: affliction; disease Antonyms: enhancement
The explorers held brief obsequies for their fallen leader before burying him on the side of the mountain.
Obsequy Noun A funeral rite or ceremony
Peasants who did not show any fealty to the duke often disappeared.