|Saturday, June 8, 2002||
Synonyms: harm, disfavour, wrong.
Antonyms: service, help, benefit.
— She has done a disservice to the victim’s family by misleading the police with incorrect details of the accident.
Implicate (impli-kayt): to show that somebody is involved.
Synonym: associate, involve, embroil.
Antonym: free, vindicate, acquit.
— It has been proved that she was implicated in the murder.
Intemperate (intemper’it, in-temper’ate): showing lack of self-control.
Synonyms: unrestrained, immoderate
Antonyms: moderate, temperate.
— Her intemperate
desire for wealth is disgusting.
Synonyms: crucial, decisive, pivotal.
Antonyms: insignificant, trivial, unimportant.
— The proprietors have taken a momentous decision regarding their hotel.
Peevish (peevish): easily annoyed, bad tempered.
Synonyms: irritable, crabby, cranky.
Antonyms: affable, pleasant, cheerful.
— The peevish nature of her boss is making it difficult for her to work for him.
Rectitude (rekti-tewd): morally correct behaviour and attitude.
Synonyms: integrity, righteousness
Antonyms: depravity, immorality.
— Her rectitude shows her good grooming.
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Tawdry originally referred to the laces, the neckpieces and a showy variety of toys sold at St. Andrews Fair, on October 17, in England. Now the word refers to gaudy tasteless clothes.
The secret of success is constancy of purpose. — Disraeli
Equity, honour, honesty, probity, scrupulousness, uprightness.
— Illa Vij