1. NETTLE (VERB): provoke

Synonyms: annoy, chafe

Antonyms: appease, calm

Example:

The politician nettled the multitude yesterday.

2. PEDANTIC (ADJECTIVE): bookish

Synonyms: learned, academic

Antonyms: informal, imprecise

Example:

He looks pedantic by face.

3. MELEE (NOUN): brawl

Synonyms: brouhaha, fracas

Antonyms: harmony, peace

Example:

Don’t make such a melee out of a trivial issue.

4. PELLUCID (ADJECTIVE): clear

Synonyms: bright, explicit

Antonyms: dull, implicit

Example:

He is pellucid in his visions.

5. OFFERING (NOUN): donation

Synonyms: contribution, beneficence

Antonyms: withdrawal, retreat

Example:

He made the offering of his kids.

6. NUMSKULL (NOUN): idiot

Synonyms: buffoon, dimwit

Antonyms: genius, wise

Example:

You are such a numskull boy.

7. LAMBASTE (VERB): punish

Synonyms: assail, castigate

Antonyms: laud, praise

Example:

Don’t lambaste him.

8. OSSIFY (VERB): congeal

Synonyms: fossilize, freeze

Antonyms: melt, soften

Example:

The dream-catcher became ossified.

9. PHALANX (NOUN): multitude

Synonyms: horde, throng

Antonyms: individual, one

Example:

He addressed phalanx.

10. NOSTALGIA (NOUN): pleasant remembrances

Synonyms: longing, yearning

Antonyms: indifference, hatred

Example:

My grandmother says the jazz music triggers nostalgia for her youth.

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