Meaning: showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others.
Synonym: heartless, unfeeling
Antonym: kind, compassionate
Sentence: "his callous comments about the murder made me shiver"
Meaning: annoyance or distress at having failed or been humiliated.
Synonym: irritation, vexation, exasperation
Sentence: "to my chagrin, he was nowhere to be seen"
Meaning: (of a woman or her behaviour) reserved, modest, and shy.
Synonym: modest, unassuming, meek
Antonym: brazen, shameless
Sentence: "a demure little wife who sits at home minding the house"
Meaning: a wrong belief : a false or mistaken idea,the quality of being false or wrong
Synonym: error, misbelief, falsity
Sentence: “the once-common fallacy that girls just weren't any good at math”
Meaning: to entertain sumptuously, to give pleasure or amusement to
Sentence: “an inn that nightly regales its guests with five-course meals prepared by a master chef”
Meaning-to leave the position of being a king or queen
Synonym-give up, resign,relinquish,
Antonym -adopt, advocate, assert, cherish, claim,
Sentence-The king was forced to abdicate.
Meaning: a complicated irregular network of passages or paths in which it is difficult to find one's way; a maze
Synonym: maze, rabbit warren, warren
Sentence: a complex labyrinth of tunnels and chambers
Meaning- sexually immoral or offensive
Synonym-dissolute, debauched, profligate,lewd.
Sentence-a moralist who decried what she regarded as the licentious and corrupt
culture of the entertainment industry
Meaning: having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way.
Synonym: harmful, damaging, destructive, injurious
Antonym: beneficial, benign, favourable
Sentence: "the pernicious influences of the mass media"
Meaning: showing great attention to detail or correct behaviour.
Synonym: meticulous, conscientious, careful, diligent, attentive,
Antonym: careless, easy-going, slapdash
Sentence: "he was punctilious in providing every amenity for his guests"