Synonyms: Conscript, Enlist, Inaugurate, Recruit
Antonyms: Close, End, Finish, Expel
Example: She was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Synonyms: Broad, Complete, Encyclopedic, Exhaustive
Antonyms: Empty, Incomplete, Limited, Narrow
Example: The Rough Guide to Nepal is a comprehensive guide to the region.
Synonyms: Outstanding, Arresting, Beetling, Bulging
Antonyms: Depressed, Inconspicuous, Invisible, Obscure
Example: She has a rather prominent nose.
Synonyms: Speed Up, Accelerate, Hurry, Hasten
Antonyms: Delay, Hinder
Example: We're trying to expedite the process of reviewing applications.
Synonyms: Bend, Turning, Inclination, Curve
Antonyms: Straighten, Defend, Fight, Overpower
Example: He bowed slightly before taking her bag.
Synonyms: Enroll, Engage, Conscript, Draft
Antonyms: Dismiss, Sack, Axe, Discharge
Example: He was recruited by the army after high school.
Synonyms: Spirited, Lively, Energetic, Sprightly
Antonyms: Spiritless, Listless, Dull, Dispirited
Example: She has a vibrant personality.
Synonyms: Value, Respect, Prize, Cherish
Antonyms: Criticize, Decrease, Depreciate, Disparage
Example: I really appreciated the information you gave me.
Synonyms: Accelerate, Expedite, Precipitate, Quicken
Antonyms: Check, Decelerate, Halt, Hinder
Example: The president hastened to reassure his people that he was in perfect health.
Synonyms: Rigor, Attention, Care, Exactitude
Antonyms: Carelessness, Disregard, Ignorance, Inaccuracy
Example: I admire the precision of her work.
Synonyms: Continue, Control, Cultivate, Finance
Antonyms: Abandon, Destroy, Discontinue, Finish
Example: The king swears he will maintain the laws of God.
Synonyms: Supposed, Professed, Purported, Apparent
Antonyms: Proved, Verifiable, Stated, Tried-And-True.
Example: But sometimes there is also an element of fraud from the alleged victim.
Synonyms: Blackmail, Deceit, Deception, Extortion
Antonyms: Candor, Honesty, Ingenuousness, Sincerity
Example: She was the victim of an insurance scam.
Synonyms: Detain, Retard, Hinder, Hamper.
Antonyms: Continuation, Advance, Assistance, Beginning.
Example: The doctor wants to delay surgery for a few weeks.
Synonyms: Encourage, Persuade, Reassure, Satisfy
Antonyms: Discourage, Dissuade, Distress
Example: I can assure you that you won't be disappointed.
Synonyms: Disturb, Rattle, Agitate, Bollix
Antonyms: Appease, Soothe, Calm, Clear Up
Example: Protesters disrupted the conference.
Synonyms: Corrupt, Harm, Infect, Injure
Antonyms: Aid, Assist, Clean, Fix
Example: The water was contaminated with chemicals.
Synonyms: With One Mind, To A Man, Bar None
Antonyms: Differently, Divergently, Opposite
Example: The audience unanimously rose to its feet in a standing ovation.
Synonyms: Bang, Attacked, Scolded, Blasted
Antonyms: Loose, Open, Slack, Unsealed
Example: He slammed the door in my face.
Synonyms: Delayed, Negotiated, Postponed, Adjourned
Antonyms: Advanced, Forwarded, Furthered, Hastened
Example: I stalled the car twice during my driving test but still managed to pass.
Synonyms: Summon, Call, Order, Hold.
Antonyms: Disperse, Divide, Scatter, Separate.
Example: We convened at the hotel for a seminar.
Synonyms: Immune, Absolved, Cleared, Discharged
Antonyms: Hindered, Prevented, Accountable, Answerable
Example: A tax-exempt savings plan.
Synonyms: Obligatory, Compulsory, Binding, Required
Antonyms: Optional, Inessential, Nonessential, Voluntary
Example: The minister is calling for mandatory prison sentences for people who assault police officers.
Synonyms: Care, Caution, Insurance, Protection
Antonyms: Harm, Hurt, Injury, Neglect
Example: Be sure to follow the usual safety precautions when cooking outdoors.
Synonyms: Succumbed, Conceded, Surrendered, Yielded
Antonyms: Resisted, Contended, Fought, Met
Example: The recall was prompted by test reports submitted by the company itself.
Synonyms: Secure, Guarantee, Warrant, Certify
Antonyms: Hurt, Forget, Ignore, Invalidate.
Example: The company's sole concern is to ensure the safety of its employees.
Synonyms: Feature, Facet, Particular, Ingredient
Antonyms: Disrespect, Disesteem, Disconnect, Unfasten
Example: Climate and weather affect every aspect of our lives.
Synonyms: Disaster, Calamity, Catastrophe, Cataclysm
Antonyms: Fortune, Joy, Advantage, Benefit
Example: Her son's death was a terrible tragedy.
Synonyms: Preparatory, Introductory, Initial, Opening
Antonyms: Additional, Extra, Secondary, Closing
Example: Preliminary results show the Republican party with 11 percent of the vote.
Synonyms: Situation, Conditions, Things, Position
Antonyms: Debt, Poorness, Poverty.
Example: I can't imagine a circumstance in which I would do that.