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Vocabulary

Solace

Parts of Speech: Verb

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Meaning: give comfort or consolation to

Synonyms: console, comfort

Antonyms: anguish

After the death of her husband, she sought solace in the church.

Fledgling

Parts of Speech: Noun

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Meaning: a person or organization that is immature, inexperienced, or underdeveloped.

Synonyms: learner, trainee

Antonyms: veteran

The fledgling writer could use the benefit of a good editor.

Ardour

Parts of Speech: Noun

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Meaning: enthusiasm or passion

Synonyms: fervour, passion

Antonyms: insensibility

They sang with real ardour.

Nascent

Parts of Speech: Adjective

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Meaning: (especially of a process or organization) just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential.

Synonyms: growing, developing

Antonyms: mature

As doctor indicated, Ram in its NASCENT form had some serious problems.

Verbose

Parts of Speech: Adjective

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Meaning: using or expressed in more words than are needed.

Synonyms: Gabby

Antonyms: Concise, Succinct

She is really a verbose companion.

Spurt

Parts of Speech: Verb

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Meaning: gush out in a sudden and forceful stream.

Synonyms: Squirt, Spout

Antonyms: Contain

A great spurt of blood came out of the wound.

Belie

Parts of Speech: Verb

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Meaning: disguise or contradict.

Synonyms: Contradict, disapprove

Antonyms: Allow, Agree

The facts of the situation BELIE his testimony.

Quashing

Parts of Speech: Verb

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Meaning: reject or void, especially by legal procedure

Synonyms: cancel, Revoke

Antonyms: Support

The company moved quickly to QUASH rumour that it is losing money.

Moratorium

Parts of Speech: Noun

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Meaning: a temporary prohibition of an activity.

Synonyms: Ban, Prohibit

Antonyms: Continuance

The MORATORIUM on hunting licenses will give the deer population time to expand.