1. Invincible – not possible to be defeated or harmed
Synonyms: unconquerable, impregnable, unsubdued, unbeatable
Antonyms: effeminate, lanquid, crippled, fragile
Usage: The horrific nightmare filled the woman with consternation.
2. Infringe – to trespass upon something
Synonyms: violate, encroach, transgress, trespass
Antonyms: comply, concur, confirm, observe
Usage: Having that much work to do at home will only infringe upon my time with my family.
3. Gracious – courteous and kind
Synonyms: Courteous, Beneficient, Magnificent, Dignified
Antonyms: Rude, Unforgiving, Discourteous, Uncourtly
Usage: When I met the princess, she was gracious and friendly despite her twelve- hour plane ride.
4. Encumbrance – burden or hindrance
Synonyms: Hindrance, obstacle, burden, impediment
Antonyms: Incentive, stimulant, patronize, vantage
Usage: He is a great writer, but his inner critic has always been an encumbrance to his own satisfaction with his work.
5. Commodious – spacious and convenient; roomy and comfortable
Synonyms: Convenient, suitable, roomy, comfortable
Antonyms:Inconvenient, confined, unsuitable
Usage: Even though the house seems to be quite commodious, it’s really too run down to justify paying that kind of money for it.
6. Adjunct – something that is joined or added to another thing, but not part of the whole
Synonyms: Appendage, complement, addition, joining
Antonyms:Lessening, separation, removal, subtraction
Usage: At the family reunion, I felt like an adjunct member because I was not blood related to anyone.
7. Arraign – to charge someone in a court of law
Synonyms: Charge, blame, accuse, complain
Antonyms: Exculpate, pardon, condone, exonerate
Usage: They wanted to arraign the thief for stealing cars on the same day he was arrested.
8. Admonish – to scold; to warn strongly
Synonyms: Counsel, Reprove, warn, chastise
Antonyms: Approve, applaud, flattery
Usage: I hope my boss does not admonish me for being late.
9. Bustle – to move in a noisy or hurried manner
Synonyms: Haste, tumult, stir, flurry
Antonyms: Slowness, quiet, inertness
Usage: He was running late so she had to bustle to reach her office on time.
10. Baffle – totally confused or puzzled
Synonyms: Confound, elude, frustrate, perplex
Antonyms: Poise, composure, facilitate, co-operate
Usage: The complex puzzle baffled me for several hours before I could connect all the pieces.