1. DISINTERESTED (ADJECTIVE): uninvolved
Synonyms: indifferent, dispassionate Antonyms: involved, interested
We will get a disinterested observer to judge who can sing the highest note.
2. DISCREPANCY (NOUN): inconsistency
Synonyms: difference, disparity Antonyms: alikeness, sameness
There is a discrepancy between a store’s receipts and money in the register.
3. RUMMAGE (VERB): disorganise
Synonyms: disorder, jumble Antonyms: organise, soothe
She opened up the box and rummaged around in the kitchen.
4. DISINGENIOUS (ADJECTIVE): insincere
Synonyms: not genuine, deceitful Antonyms: honest, truthful
Some politicians are being disingenuous as well as cynical.
5. CONSTRICT (VERB): circumscribe
Synonyms: compress, cramp Antonyms: liberate, expand
As we ventured further into tunnel, the pathway appeared to constrict our movement.
6. CONSTRUE (VERB): deduce
Synonyms: infer, interpret Antonyms: confuse, misunderstand
I don’t know how you construed my comment as an insult.
7. CONFER (VERB): consult
Synonyms: discuss, negotiate Antonyms: be quiet, refuse
I can’t buy this house until I confer with my mother.
8. CONDONE (VERB): overlook
Synonyms: disregard, ignore Antonyms: regard, respect
Still some persons on the high administrative posts are tacitly condoning the anti corruption policies.
9. BELIE (VERB): contradict
Synonyms: confute, contravene Antonyms: concur, consent
The data belie the accepted theory.
10. BOLSTER (VERB): support
Synonyms: help, aid Antonyms: discourage, obstruct
The fall in interest rates is starting to bolster confidence in new buyers.