RECALCITRANT (ADJECTIVE): disobedient Synonyms: fractious, obstinate Antonyms: agreeable, compliant Sentence: Despite being offered treats by his parents, the little boy was still recalcitrant about doing his homework.
ABDICATE Meaning: to renounce a throne, to give up, to surrender. Synonyms: relinquish, renounce, reject, cast off, disclaim. Antonyms: assert, assume, challenge, claim, defend, defy, hold, maintain, remain, retain, treasure, usurp. Usage: Bush abdicated his power
ABASH Meaning: To make ashamed or uneasy, disconcert, to embarrass. Synonyms: confound, confuse, embarrass. Antonyms: composed, emboldened, proud, reassured. Usage: Salman was abashed when Ash married Abhishek
AMENABLE Meaning: willing to be influenced or controlled. Synonyms: biddable, compliant, conformable, docile, obedient, submissive, supple, tractable. Antonyms: irresponsible, not responsible, unaccountable, unanswerable, unchargeable, intractable, nonconforming, uncooperative, unwilling. Usage: We are all amenable to the law
RUMMAGE (VERB): search Synonyms: forage, poke Antonyms: arrange, organize Sentence: The dog will rummage through the garbage for food when it gets hungry.
HAPLESS (ADJECTIVE): unfortunate Synonyms: unlucky, woeful Antonyms: happy, fortuitous Sentence: It is always good to help the hapless people.
MALINGER (VERB): evade Synonyms: dodge, avoid Antonyms: do, face Sentence: The lazy student tried to malinger when it was time to work on his essay.
RANKLE (VERB): annoy Synonyms: anger, bother Antonyms: calm, assist Sentence: The fact the plane is leaving two hours late is certainly going to rankle the passengers.
PETRIFY (VERB): make hard Synonyms: calcify, fossilize Antonyms: soften, comfort Sentence: The terrorist group tries to petrify the public by showing gruesome videos
HEARTSORE (ADJECTIVE): Devastated Synonyms: crestfallen, despairing Antonyms: happy, pleased Sentence: I feel heartsore for the poor lady.