- EFFUSIVE (ADJECTIVE):Gushing, profuse
Synonyms: lavish, exuberant
Antonyms: economical, unexcited
The president was effusive in his grief for the fallen soldiers.
- GAG (NOUN):Practical joke
Synonyms: hoax, quip
Antonyms: seriousness, tragedy
Don’t gag on such matters.
- TRANSMOGRIFY (VERB):Convert
Synonyms: alter, mutate
Antonyms: preserve, stagnate
In the play, the actor suddenly transmogrified into a monster.
- OPINE (VERB):Think
Synonyms: suppose, consider
Antonyms: calculate, measure
She opines a lot even on trivial matters.
- SPECIOUS (ADJECTIVE):Misleading
Synonyms: deceptive, false
Antonyms: genuine, valid
Because it was based on specious information, the study was flawed.
- DISINGENUOUS (ADJECTIVE):Not straightforward or candid
Synonyms: unfair, cunning
Antonyms: frank, truthful
He is disingenuous shopkeeper.
Synonyms: cheeky, mocking
Antonyms: praising, respectful
He gave a small derisive laugh at the ongoing discussion.
- ODIOUS (ADJECTIVE):Extremely unpleasant
Synonyms: disgusting, horrid
Antonyms: attractive, delightful
The girl said it was the most odious crime she had ever seen.
- HALCYON (ADJECTIVE): Calm, peaceful
Synonyms: quiet, still Antonyms: agitated, loud
As I sat in the quiet gardens, I found it easy to relax in such a halcyon setting.
- RAPACIOUS (ADJECTIVE):Greedy
Synonyms: ravenous, avaricious
Antonyms: generous, selfless
He is a rapacious lawyer.