English Vocabulary  November 1st

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Anguish noun severe mental or physical pain or suffering antonyms: happiness, delight
arduous adjective involving or requiring strenuous effort; difficult and tiring. antonyms: effortless,easy
attrition noun the action or process of gradually reducing the strength or effectiveness of someone or something through sustained attack or pressure. antonyms: building, strengthening
avarice noun extreme greed for wealth or material gain. antonyms: generosity
bile noun anger; irritability. antonyms: kindness
blasphemy noun the act or offense of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things; profane talk. Antonyms: Godliness, respect
commemorate verb recall and show respect for (someone or something) in a ceremony. Antonyms: disregard, forget
dalliance noun a casual romantic or sexual relationship. Antonyms:hurrying
debauchery noun excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures. Antonyms: moderation,virtue
depravity noun moral corruption; wickedness. Antonyms: good, morality
dolorous adjective feeling or expressing great sorrow or distress. Antonyms: cheery,happy
gaudy adjective extravagantly bright or showy, typically so as to be tasteless. Antonyms: modest, plain
hale adjective (of a person, esp. an elderly one) strong and healthy. Antonyms: unfit
incontinence noun the quality or state of being incontinent
initiate verb cause (a process or action) to begin. Antonyms: block, cease
juxtaposition noun the fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect. Antonym: distance, remoteness
lamentation noun the passionate expression of grief or sorrow; weeping. Antonyms: celebration, praise
pander verb gratify or indulge antonyms: anger,annoy
primordial adjective existing at or from the beginning of time; primeval. Antonyms: new
purgatory noun a place or state of suffering inhabited by the souls of sinners who are expiating their sins before going to heaven.
reprimand noun a rebuke, esp. an official one. Antonyms: compliment
retribution noun punishment that is considered to be morally right and fully deserved. Antonyms: forgiveness
shrive verb (of a priest) hear the confession of, assign penance to, and absolve Antonym: blame, charge
tremulous adjective shaking or quivering slightly Antonyms: brave, calm
vestibule noun an antechamber, hall, or lobby next to the outer door of a building. Antonym: exit
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