Synonyms: Dodge, Sidestep, Bypass
Antonyms: Confront, Face
Example: He hedged at every new question.
Synonyms: Exceptional, Remarkable, Extraordinary, Outstanding
Antonyms: Ordinary, Unexceptional, Usual
Example: The product has been a phenomenal success.
Synonyms: Revive, Revitalize, Renew, Stimulate
Example: They need to kick-start the economy.
Synonyms: Tendency, Inclination, Proclivity, Leaning, Disposition
Antonyms: Aversion, Dislike, Disinclination, Disinterest
Example: There is an increased propensity for people to live alone.
Synonyms: Deputy, Representative, Substitute, Stand-in
Example: Voters who are unable to vote can also vote by proxy.
Synonyms: Wise, Well-Judged, Judicious, Sagacious, Shrewd
Antonyms: Imprudent, Unwise, Injudicious, Thoughtless
Example: It might be more prudent to get a second opinion before going ahead.
Synonyms: Exorbitant, Covetous, Rapacious
Antonyms: Generous, Unselfish
Example: Service contracts have usurious rates for out-of-contract minutes.
Synonyms: Devoid, Deprived, In need
Antonyms: Prosperous, Affluent
Example: Towns destitute of commerce.
Synonyms: Critical, Drastic, Dire, Awful, Grave
Antonyms: Insouciant, Frivolous, Insensitive
Example: The scandal was an acute embarrassment for the President.
Synonyms: Damage, Devastation, Havoc
Antonyms: Assist, Aid
Example: Younger women are also not immune to the ravages of this disease.
Synonyms: Environment, Background, Ambience
Example: The social milieu upon which they have up to now been based is deeply divided.
Synonyms: Persuade, Lure, Entice, Woo
Antonyms: Discourage, Repel
Example: This year I was coaxed into starting my holiday baking early.
Synonyms: Commend, Endorse, Support, Talk of
Antonyms: Condemn, Criticise, Reprove, Reprobate
Example: She was touted as a potential Prime Minister.
Synonyms: Derive from, Arise from, Evolve from, Come from
Antonyms: Drop, Descend
Example: The proposals emanated from a committee.
Synonyms: Strange, Peculiar, Odd, Unusual
Antonyms: Ordinary, Normal
Example: No matter how outlandish your idea is, it must be accepted if it holds up experimentally.
Synonyms: Unnecessary, Dispensable, Expendable, Unneeded, Uncalled for, Superfluous
Antonyms: Necessary, Essential, Needed, Non-redundant
Example: The picture has too much redundant detail.
Synonyms: Flourishing, Prospering, Bloomy, Progressing, Advancing
Antonyms: Falling, Dying, Declining, Languishing
Example: The archaeological excavation uncovered what was once a thriving church community.
Synonyms: Burst, Eruption, Explosion
Example: We were dying in gales of laughter on hearing this one.
Synonyms: Signal, Sign, Guiding light
Example: He had turned up all the field lights to maximum and turned on the beacon.
Synonyms: Elation, Happiness, Rapture, Glee
Antonyms: Despair, Sadness, Depression
Example: Even thinking about seeing it brings a feeling of euphoria so intense that I'm having to resist the urge to go and lie down.