Beowulf Flashcard Example #21555

lements
noun
Definition: grief, complaint
Synonyms: complaining, dirge, elegy, grieving, jeremiad, keen, keening, lament, moan, moaning, mourning, plaint, requiem, sob, sobbing, sorrow, tears, threnody, ululation, wail, wailing, weeping
Antonyms: celebration, enjoyment, praise
Example Sentence: The main problem he laments is the failure to use pricing to balance supply and demand.
Reparation
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: compensation, amends
Synonyms: adjustment, apology, atonement, damages, dues, emolument, expiation, indemnification, indemnity, making good, payment, penance, propitiation, quittance, recompense, redemption, redress, remuneration, renewal, repair, repayment, reprisal, requital, restitution, retribution, reward, satisfaction, settlement, squaring things
Antonyms: extortion, penalty, theft
Example Sentence: It can be used quite early because of its concept of reparation.
vexed
Definition: being mad, often extremely mad
Synonyms: affronted, annoyed, antagonized, bitter, chafed, choleric, convulsed, cross, displeased, enraged, exacerbated, exasperated, ferocious, fierce, fiery, fuming, furious, galled, hateful, heated, hot, huffy, ill-tempered, impassioned, incensed, indignant, inflamed, infuriated, irascible, irate, ireful, irritable, irritated, maddened, nettled, offended, outraged, piqued, provoked, raging, resentful, riled, sore, splenetic, storming, sulky, sullen, tumultous/tumultuous, turbulent, uptight, vexed, wrathful
Antonyms: calm, collected, content, happy, joyful, joyous
Example Sentence: The question of what to do with endangered species on private land had long vexed wildlife managers
Solace
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: comfort, peace
Synonyms: alleviation, assuagement, condolement, condolence, consolation, pity, relief
Antonyms: discord, disharmony
Example Sentence: Billions of people find comfort and solace and peace.
reprisal
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: revenge
Synonyms: avengement, avenging, counterblow, counterstroke, eye for an eye, paying back, requital, retaliation, retribution, vengeance
Antonyms: kindness, sympathy
Example Sentence: The council has shown itself anxious to avoid reprisal killings.
taut
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: rigid, tight
Synonyms: close, firm, flexed, snug, stiff, strained, stressed, stretched, tense, tightly drawn, trim, unyielding
Antonyms: droopy, flabby, loose, slack
Example Sentence: The towel needs to be fairly taut across the top of the bowl to prevent it from sagging into the water.
sinews
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: strength
Synonyms: force, muscle, potency, power, tendon, thew, vigor, vitality
Antonym: disability
Example Sentence: Writers have more important work: authenticity, exposure of the sinews of the world and human relationships.
murky
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: gloomy, obscure
Synonyms: black, caliginous, cheerless, cloudy, dark, darkened, dim, dingy, dirty, dismal, drab, dreary, dull, dun, dusk, dusky, filthy, foggy, foul, fuzzy, glowering, gray, grubby, impenetrable, lowering, misty, mucky, muddy, nasty, nebulous, nubilous, overcast, roily, sad, smoky, somber, squalid, stormy, tenebrous, turbid, unclean
Antonyms: bright, clear, light, luminous, sparkling, unobscured
Example Sentence: But the bay’s murky waters could obscure the views of submerged monuments.
pilgrimage
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: long journey
Synonyms: crusade, excursion, expedition, mission, tour, travel, trip, wayfaring
Antonyms: jaunt
Example Sentence: One of the main reasons people traveled in that period, he explained, was to take religious pilgrimages.
loathsome
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: disgusting
Synonyms: despicable, detestable, execrable, loathsome, offensive, repulsive, revolting
Antonyms: liking, lovable, respectful
Example Sentence: In all her miserable experience, there was nothing else so awful and so loathsome as this sense.

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