Daily Vocabulary: 25th August 2019

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ODIOUS(adjective)
Meaning: extremely unpleasant; repulsive.
Synonyms: revolting, repulsive, repellent, repugnant
Antonyms: delightful, pleasant, agreeable, charming
Example: The athlete got arrested for participating in the odious sport of dogfighting.

COVERT (adjective)
Meaning: not openly acknowledged or displayed.
Synonyms: secret, furtive, clandestine, surreptitious
Antonyms: overt, above board
Example: Every measure, both overt and covert, is being taken against terrorists.

FRIVOLOUS (adjective)
Meaning: not having any serious purpose or value.
Synonyms: flippant, glib, waggish
Antonyms: serious, practical, important
Example: Isabelle was a frivolous little fool, vain and flighty.

DISTRATE (adjective)
Meaning: distracted or absent-minded.
Synonyms: preoccupied, engrossed, forgetful, inattentive.
Antonyms: concentrating, attentive, focused, unperturbed.
Example:  He grew more and more distrait as hours passed without confirmation that there were survivors of the plane crash.

BENIGNANT (adjective) 
Meaning: having or marked by sympathy and consideration for others.
Synonyms: benevolent, compassionate, humane, kindhearted.
Antonyms: atrocious, brutal, callous, fiendish.
Example: The queen had a benignant reputation and was loved for her caring treatment of others.
NONPAREIL (adjective)
Meaning: having no match or equal; unrivaled.
Synonyms: incomparable, unrivalled, unparalleled, unsurpassable.
Antonyms: common, normal, ordinary, inferior.
Example: The champions deserved the title because they were nonpareil all season and won every game.
FARRAGO (noun) 
Meaning: a confused mixture.
Synonyms: mishmash, jumble, hodgepodge, turmoil.
Antonyms: constituent, ravel, sequence, categorization.
Example:  The present gun law is a farrago of nonsense as most of it is unenforceable.
ANALOGOUS(Adjective)
Meaning: similar but not identical
Synonyms: akin, alike
Antonyms: unlike, alien
Example: Green onions are considered analogous to spring onions.
BITTERSWEET(Adjective)
Meaning: tinged with a feeling of sadness
Synonyms: tangerine
Antonyms: happiness
Example: The ending of the romance movie was bittersweet.
DECREE(Noun)
Meaning: to declare formally and with authority
Synonyms: directive, edict
Antonyms: lawlessness
Example: The president decreed that Halloween would henceforth be a national holiday.