1.CADGE (VERB): to beg
Synonyms: scrounge, sponge ————-> Antonyms: donate, give
Example Sentence: She asked me to cadge help in the hour of need.
2. BEHEST (NOUN): order
Synonyms: instruction, command ————-> Antonyms: reply, answer
Example Sentence: The behest of our boss has to be followed by all.
3. AUSTERITY (NOUN): severity
Synonyms: acerbity, gravity ————-> Antonyms: calmness, mildness
Example Sentence: The austerity of the parties is well renowned.
4. WREST (VERB): take violently
Synonyms: extract, wring ————-> Antonyms: bestow, give
Example Sentence: During election, every party tries to wrest initiative from opposite parties by hook or crook.
5. CONVOKE (VERB): to cause to assemble in a meeting
Synonyms: gather, muster ————-> Antonyms: scatter, disperse
Example Sentence: The committee was assured that they intended to convoke the electors.
6. EXHORT (VERB): encourage to do something
Synonyms: admonish, persuade ————-> Antonyms: dissuade, discourage
Example Sentence: They always exhorted me to use that laptop.
7. GAINSAY (VERB): contravene
Synonyms: disagree, disprove ————-> Antonyms: accept, concur
Example Sentence: It cannot be gainsaid that most people wish that they had more time and money.
8. ABRADE (VERB): scrape
Synonyms: itch, efface ————-> Antonyms: imprint, implant
Example Sentence: The rough rock had abraded her skin.
9. ACUMEN (NOUN): ability to understand
Synonyms: wisdom, ingenuity ————-> Antonyms: ineptness, obtuseness
Example Sentence: Jeff’s business acumen, along with his computer skills, made him an asset to the software company.
10. SANGUINE (ADJECTIVE): hopeful
Synonyms: optimistic, buoyant ————-> Antonyms: despairing, pessimistic
Example Sentence: Although unemployment is rising, economists still have a sanguine view of the next decade.