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Synonym composed, calm, steady
Antonym jumpy, edgy, nervous
My mother has an equable temper.
Clandestine (klandestain): something done secretly
Synonym covert, furtive, stealthy
Antonyms obvious, open, apparent
Their clandestine movements helped in overpowering the enemy.
Picturesque (pik-chresk): forming a charming scene
Synonym beautiful, quaint, scenic
Antonym drab, unattractive, inartistic
This village is
picturesque at dawn.
Synonym blasphemy, disrespect
Antonym piety, reverence
In the Hindu religion, the killing of a cow is sacrilege.
Slapdash (slapdash): done in a hurry.
Synonym careless, disorderly, hasty
Antonym careful, conscientious, meticulous
A slapdash worker can never work up to my expectations.
Prowess (prow-iss, prow-ess): outstanding ability or skill
Synonym adeptness, dexterity, expertise
Antonym ineffectiveness, incompetence
I deeply admire her prowess as a singer.
Divination is the skill of telling what will happen in the future. Match the different ways of foretelling the future with the objects used:
b. Precious stones
c. Passages from books
d. Fire or flames
f. Oil lamps
A walk over is an extremely easy win. The allusion is to horse racing. When there is no competition or other entrants to a race, a horse is walked over to the course as a formal procedure in order to declare the winner.
Modesty when she goes, is gone forever Landor
1 c, 2 e, 3 a, 4 f, 5 b, 6 d