1. QUAFF (VERB): drink down

Synonyms: gulp, sip

Antonyms: eject, out

Example:

Raju always has to quaff a pot of coffee before leaving for work.

2. PRY (VERB): interfere in someone else’s business

Synonyms: poke, bug

Antonyms: ignore, neglect

Example:

Her reputation was that she liked to pry into people’s private lives.

3. PODGY (ADJECTIVE): slightly fat

Synonyms: chunky, flabby

Antonyms: lean, skinny

Example:

When I stopped jogging, I became podgy.

4. POMPOUS (ADJECTIVE): arrogant, egotistic

Synonyms: boastful, selfish

Antonyms: humble, kind

Example:

Because the movie star was pompous, she spent most of her time looking into the mirror.

5. POTPOURRI (NOUN): miscellany

Synonyms: assortment, blend

Antonyms: separation, singularity

Example:

New York City is a potpourri of various nationalities and religions.

6. BANTER (NOUN): teasing

Synonyms: chitchat, gossip

Antonyms: flattery, praise

Example:

If the banter between the award presenters is not exciting, no one will watch the show.

7. YEOMAN (NOUN): worker

Synonyms: assistant, attendant

Antonyms: boss, manager

Example:

The yeoman was plowing the field on his master’s land.

8. YORE (NOUN): time gone by

Synonyms: history, antiquity

Antonyms: future, present

Example:

In the days of yore, the Internet did not exist.

9. VAGUE (ADJECTIVE): not definite or clear

Synonyms: ambiguous, dubious

Antonyms: apparent, certain

Example:

He rolled his eyes at the vague response.

10. TRAUMA (NOUN): severe mental or physical pain

Synonyms: agony, anguish

Antonyms: benefit, blessing

Example:

The accident victim sustained multiple traumas.

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