1. PALTRY (NOUN): small or meager
Synonyms: paucity, insufficiency
Antonyms: abundance, enough
Although I paid a great deal for the gourmet meal, I only received a paltry amount of food on my plate.
2. ALTRUISTIC (NOUN): donor
Synonyms: patron, philanthropist Antonyms: opponent, antagonist
His altruistic habits worry his friends are relatives.
3. CONTEMPORANEOUS (ADJECTIVE): Originating, existing, or happening during the same period of time
Synonyms: simultaneous, contemporary Antonyms: different, separate
The contemporaneous court cases for the two defendants.
4. COLTISH (ADJECTIVE): full of spirit
Synonyms: lively, playful Antonyms: depressed, down
The Professor’s coltish Daughter regained her adolescent poise, which was considerable.
5. PECKISH (ADJECTIVE): deprived of food
Synonyms: craving, hungry Antonyms: satisfied, fed
He felt rather peckish close to bedtime.
6. SARTORIAL (ADJECTIVE): pertaining to tailors
Synonyms: stylish, elegant Antonyms: frumpy, dumpy
Today, the sartorial movement is starting to make a comeback.
7. OVERWEENING (ADJECTIVE): arrogant
Synonyms: cavalier, haughty Antonyms: modest, unassuming
With her overweening ego, the actress expected to be recognized and flattered by everyone she met.
8. REPROOF (NOUN): censure
Synonyms: blame, criticism Antonyms: agreement, approval
There were tears in the poor girl’s voice, and she evidently felt her brother’s reproof keenly.
9. TUTELARY (ADJECTIVE): protecting
Synonyms: guardian, advisory Antonyms: careless, inattentive
It is commonly believed that the negro claims the power of coercing his tutelary deity.
10. CAULK (VERB): secure,
Synonyms: block, barricade Antonyms: free, loosen
It only remained to caulk our important task, and this occupied us but a day or two longer.