- CONSPICUOUS (ADJECTIVE):obvious
Synonyms: clear, apparent Antonyms: hidden, concealed
Her conspicuous lack of warmth confirmed that they were no longer friends.
- CONSPIRE (VERB):to plot, scheme with someone
Synonyms: collude, connive Antonyms: disagree, neglect
I had a persecution complex and thought, people were conspiring against me.
- CONSTERNATION (NOUN):a feeling of anxiety or dismay
Synonyms: distress, disquiet Antonyms: happiness, calmness
His decision caused consternation among his colleagues.
- CONSTRAIN (VERB):restrict
Synonyms: curb, restrain Antonyms: allow, assist
Women are too often constrained by family commitments.
- CONSTRUE (VERB):To understand or explain the meaning of
Synonyms: define, infer Antonyms: confuse, fail
The waiter construed my smile as assent.
- CONSUMMATE (ADJECTIVE):perfect
Synonyms: supreme, polished Antonyms: incomplete, imperfect
She acted the part with consummate skill.
- CONTAMINATE (VERB):to make impure
Synonyms: pollute, infect Antonyms: cleanse, purify
The town’s water-supply has been contaminated by chemicals from the factory.
- CONTEMPLATIVE (ADJECTIVE):thoughtful
Synonyms: reflective, introspective Antonyms: ignorant, disdainful
He is a quiet, contemplative sort of a chap.
- CONTEMPT (NOUN):very low opinion; scorn
Synonyms: derision, disrespect Antonyms: regard, respect
She spoke with utter contempt of her husband’s behaviour.
- CONTEND (VERB): argued
Synonyms: asserted, confronted Antonyms: agree, comply
She contended that taxes were too high.