Vocabulary of the day

1. DAMPEN (VERB): make wet
Synonyms: bedew, dabble
Antonyms: collect, dry
Example Sentence: Even the red sun couldn’t dampen her mood.

2. TINSEL (NOUN): particular type of embellishment
Synonyms: color, design
Antonyms: plainness, eyesore
Example Sentence: His exuberant style is Venetian which he bestrews with tinsel and spangles.

3. CORDIAL (ADJECTIVE): friendly
Synonyms: affectionate, amicable
Antonyms: cold, cool
Example Sentence: If you treat people in a cordial manner, they will treat you well also.

4. INBORN (ADJECTIVE): natural
Synonyms: congenital, hereditary
Antonyms: acquired, learned
Example Sentence: At the same time the inborn gift of style can be starved or stimulated.

5. JUSTIFIABLE (ADJECTIVE): reasonable
Synonyms: acceptable, admissible
Antonyms: illegal, improbable
Example Sentence: As long as a justifiable way to handle the problem is discovered, everyone will be in compliance with it.

6. JUBILANT (ADJECTIVE): happy
Synonyms: elated, euphoric
Antonyms: depressed, discouraged
Example Sentence: Laughing always puts me in a jubilant mood.

7. AUDACIOUS (ADJECTIVE): reckless
Synonyms: adventurous, bold
Antonyms: afraid, careful
Example Sentence: The millionaire earned his fortune by being an audacious player on the stock market.

8. OUTRAGEOUS (ADJECTIVE): very bad
Synonyms: barbaric, brazen
Antonyms: moral, delightful
Example Sentence: The outrageous cartoon made fun of the boy who was dying from cancer.

9. EFFICACIOUS (ADJECTIVE): efficient
Synonyms: effective, active
Antonyms: impotent, incapable
Example Sentence: Yoga is very efficacious at reducing stress.

10. INTUITION (NOUN): insight
Synonyms: hunch, instinct
Antonyms: knowledge, reasoning
Example Sentence: They say that when you feel something is wrong you should trust your intuition.

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