Adversary (noun) Synonyms- enemy Antonyms- friend -an opponent or enemy The little Shih-Tzu was the teddy bear’s adversary in a heated battle of chess, in which they played against each other.
Aplomb (noun) Synonyms- poise Antonyms- gaucheness -self-confident in a difficult situation Franklin, the teddy bear, was so aplomb during his dance tryouts; he didn’t once mess up any of his dance steps.
Apprehensive (adjective) Synonyms- alarmed Antonyms- at ease, calm - Anxious or fearful; uneasy Franklin was apprehensive about what grade he got on his English test; he started furiously sweating.
Fragrance (noun) Synonyms-aroma Antonyms- stench, stink -a sweet or pleasant odor; a scent Snuggle, the laundry detergent teddy bear, always has a pleasing fragrance to him that makes everybody like him.
Furtive (adjective) Synonyms- creepy, hidden Antonyms- open, honest -sneaky; acting in a way so as not to be notices The furtive teddy bear was creeping around the side of the house trying not to be caught while playing hide and seek.
Grueling (adjective) Synonyms- punishing Antonyms- easy -physically or mentally exhausting; very hard to do As Franklin, the teddy bear, ran across the finish line of the marathon, he thought that the grueling workout was more of a punishment.
Potential (noun) Synonyms- budding Antonyms- helpless, unpromising -ability to grow, develop, or improve; possibility The teddy bear has potential to get a scholarship to any culinary school of his choice.
Precipice (adjective) Synonyms- cliff, steep Antonyms- incline, rise -very steep overhanging rock; edge of a cliff Franklin’s class was taking a trip to the H imalaya Mountains,; he then decided to go stand at the edge of a precipice, but was quickly scolded by his teacher to back away because he might fall off.
Pristine (adjective) Synonyms- natural, wholesome Antonyms- dingy, dilapitated -in a pure or unspoiled state; untouched After Franklin was washed in the washing machine he seemed pristine, all clean and fresh.
Apparition (noun) Synonyms- haunt Antonyms- animate, being - an unusual or unexpected sight While the teddy bear was trick-or-treating, he came across an apparition in the woods which scared him so much because of the vivid ghostly image, that he started crying.
Cryptic (adjective) Synonym- dark Antonym- straightforward - secret; mysterious Franklin’s neighbor is very cryptic; he’s very reclusive and never shares anything about himself.
Lugubrious (adjective) -exaggeratedly mournful Synonyms- sorrowful, gloomy Antonyms- cheerful, joyous Franklin was being lugubrious after he lost his soccer championship; he was trying to hold back tears and became very gloomy.
maelstrom (noun) Synonyms- turbulence Antonyms- calm -a powerful whirlpool; turmoil As Franklin was getting his weekly wash in the washing machine, a maelstrom took him by surprise, spinning him furiously until he threw up.
mausoleum (noun) Synonym- crypt Antonym- -a large, elaborate tomb For the school trip, kids went to a large mausoleum which was really horrifying because they had mummies everywhere!