Meaning: destroy completely.
Synonyms: abolish, annihilate, black out, blot out, cancel, clean (up), efface, eradicate, erase, expunge, extirpate, liquidate, obliterate, root (out), rub out, snuff (out), stamp (out), sweep (away), wipe out
Antonyms: conserve, preserve, protect, save,build, construct, create, fabricate, fashion, forge, form, frame, make, manufacture, shape,fix, mend, patch, rebuild, recondition, reconstruct, renew, renovate, repair, restore, revamp
Usage: Let’s hope that the fumigant exterminates the whole colony of cockroaches, for any survivors may be resistant to any poison.
2. Benign: (adjective)
Meaning: gentle and kind.
Synonyms: harmless, hurtless, innocent, innocuous, inoffensive, safe, white
Antonyms: adverse, bad, baleful, baneful, damaging, dangerous, deleterious, detrimental, evil, harmful, hurtful, ill, injurious, mischievous, nocuous, noxious, pernicious, prejudicial, wicked
Usage: Around campus he’s known as a real character, but one whose eccentricities are entirely benign.
Meaning: mention (a number of things) one by one.
Synonyms: detail, itemize, list, numerate, recite, reel off, rehearse, tick (off)
Usage: She proceeded to enumerate the reasons why she would be the best candidate.
4.Innocuous : (adjective)
Meaning: not harmful or offensive.
Synonyms: benign, harmless, hurtless, innocent, inoffensive, safe, white
Antonyms: adverse, bad, baleful, baneful, damaging, dangerous, deleterious, detrimental, evil, harmful, hurtful, ill, injurious, mischievous, noxious, pernicious, prejudicial, wicked
Usage: Those innocuous lies we must tell every day if society is to remain civil.
Meaning: frighten; unnerve.
Synonyms: alarm, fright, frighten, horrify, panic, scare, shock, startle, terrify, terrorize
Usage: The sudden noise spooked her out of her skin.
Meaning: stroke or caress lovingly or erotically.
Synonyms: caress, gentle, love, pat, pet, stroke
Usage: A cat who enjoys being fondled by his loving owners.
7. Surreal: (adjective)
Meaning: having the qualities of surrealism; bizarre.
Usage: The movie achieves a truly rare mix of the absurd, the surreal, and the heartfelt.
8. Meddle: (verb)
Meaning: interfere in something that is not one’s concern.
Synonyms: butt in, interfere, interlope, intermeddle, intrude, mess, muck (about or around), nose, obtrude, poke, pry, snoop
Antonyms: avoid, eschew, shun, disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook
Usage: Please stop meddling in your sister’s life, even though you mean well.
9. Treason: (noun)
Meaning: the action of betraying someone or something.
Synonyms: backstabbing, betrayal, business, disloyalty, double cross, faithlessness, falseness, falsity, infidelity, perfidy, sellout, treachery, two-timing, unfaithfulness
Antonyms: allegiance, devotion, faithfulness, fealty, fidelity, loyalty, staunchness, steadfastness
Usage: Reading a friend’s diary without permission would have to be regarded as the ultimate act of personal treason.
Meaning: a state of total disorder.
Synonyms: chaos, confusion, disarrangement, disarray, dishevelment, disorder, disorderedness, disorderliness, disorganization, free-for-all, havoc, heck, hell, jumble, mare’s nest, mess, messiness, misorder, muddle, muss, tumble, welter
Antonyms: order, orderliness
Usage: The party left the whole house in a shambles.