Adjective Definition: extremely strange, unusual, atypical Synonyms: grotesque, fantastic, outlandish Antonyms: normal, typical, ordinary, expected Sentence: The fashion models dress was so bizarre because it really looked like a strange umbrella dress. BIZARRE.
Verb Definition: to coax, persuade through flattery or artifice; to deceive with soothing thoughts or false promises Synonyms: wheedle, soft-soap, sweet talk Antonyms: coerce, force, strong-arm Sentence: He tried to cajole the creature by coaxing him with the promise of a treat. CAJOLE
Verb Definition: to punish severely; to criticize severely Synonyms: chastise, rebuke, censure, upbraid Antonyms: reward, honor, praise, laud Sentence: Punishment for crimes in the early 1800’s often meant that prisoners were flogged with a whip, castigated for their crimes they bore the scars for years. CASTIGATE
Verb Definition: to plan with ingenuity; to bring about through a plan Synonyms: think up, devise, concoct, fabricate Sentence: Putting on their thinking cap, the sneaky students contrived a plan to cheat on the test. CONTRIVE How can I cheat?
Noun or Verb Definition: (n.) a chain or shackle placed on the feet (often used in plural); (v.) to chain or shackle; to render helpless or impotent Synonyms: (n.) bond, restraint; (v.) bind, hamper Antonyms: (v.) free, liberate, emancipate Sentence: The prisoner’s legs were fettered, shackled in an effort to keep him from running away. FETTER
Adjective Definition: very wicked, offensive, hateful Synonyms: evil, odious, abominable, outrageous Antonyms: excellent, wonderful, splendid Sentence: The Joker, Batman’s enemy, was responsible for many heinous crimes, he wrecked havoc on the citizens of Gotham City with his odious crimes. HEINOUS
Noun or Adjective Definition: (n.) one who rebels or rises against authority; (adj.) rising in revolt, refusing to accept authority; surging or rushing in or on. Synonyms: (adj.) revolutionary, rebellious, mutinous Antonyms (adj.) loyalist, loyal, faithful Sentence: George Washington and his troops, revolutionaries were insurgents against the British. INSURGENT
Noun Definition: a delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent, etc…, far in excess of reality. Synonyms: delusions of grandeur Antonyms: humility, modesty, self- abasement Sentence: The kitten had delusions of grandeur seeing itself more as a lion instead of a harmless kitten these feelings of megalomania made its meow a roar. MEGALOMANIA
Adjective Definition: stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation; made or accomplished by fraud Synonyms: furtive, covert, clandestine, concealed Antonyms: open, frank, aboveboard, overt Sentence: Buzz Lightyear surreptitously concealed under a traffic cone crosses the street trying to avoid detection. SURREPTITIOUS
Adjective Definition: performed, suffered, or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another Synonyms: surrogate, substitute, imagined, secondhand Antonyms: real, actual, firsthand Sentence: The rat Ratatouille lived the life of a chef vicariously until he was discovered under Linguini’s hat. VICARIOUS