MOLLYCODDLE (VERB): pamper
Synonyms: overprotect, cater to
Antonyms: ignore, neglect
I found school very difficult, and realized I’d been mollycoddled at home.
2. GROUSE (NOUN): complaint
Synonyms: gripe, grouch
Antonyms: praise, compliment
I have no grouse against my wife.
3. OPPRESS (VERB): subdue
Synonyms: torment, trample
Antonyms: encourage, aid
The tyrant general oppressed his people.
4. CANNY (ADJECTIVE): clever
Antonyms: foolish, idiotic
Chintan is a canny person.
5. DIFFIDENT (ADJECTIVE):shy
Synonyms: timid, hesitant
Varun was a diffident child in such a large family.
6. CRYPTIC (ADJECTIVE): secret
Synonyms: arcane, esoteric
When Sachin spoke, his words were cryptic to all those in the room.
7. UPTIGHT (ADJECTIVE): nervous
Synonyms: nervy, edgy
Antonyms: unworried, composed
Your uptight behavior can get you rejected in an interview.
8. DRIP (VERB):drop
Synonyms: dribble, drizzle
Everyone must ensure that water doesn’t drips away uselessly.
9. PERVADE (VERB): spread through
Synonyms: infuse, permeate
Antonyms: block, hinder
The poison must be blocked before it pervades Ridhima’s vital organs.
10. KUDOS (NOUN):praise
Synonyms: applause, eminence
Meenakshi was looking for kudos rather than profit.
11. DISGORGE (VERB):vomit
Synonyms: discharge, regurgitate
Antonyms: suck, consume
Nidhi was disgorging whatever she was eating.