1. SPLINTER (NOUN): flake

Synonyms: fragment, bit

Antonyms: entirety, lot

Example:

That splinter of intelligence is substance.

2. PORTENT (NOUN): omen

Synonyms: premonition, augury

Antonyms: doom, cataclysm

Example:

She was not happy when the psychic told her the black cat represented a portent of bad luck.

3. SLOVENLY (ADJECTIVE): bedraggled

Synonyms: botched, dingy

Antonyms: clean, organized

Example:

Once the slovenly stray was cleaned, he looked quite adorable.

4. SPASMODIC (ADJECTIVE): intermittent

Synonyms: fitful, irregular

Antonyms: resting, uninterrupted

Example:

Days after the marathon, she had spasmodic muscle contractions that occurred without warning.

5. LITERAL (ADJECTIVE): actual

Synonyms: authentic, true

Antonyms: counterfeit, dishonest

Example:

She was making the literal translation.

6. POACH (VERB): smuggle

Synonyms: pilfer, filch

Antonyms: give, receive

Example:

They were poaching the animal’s skin.

7. MAMMOTH (ADJECTIVE): huge

Synonyms: enormous, gigantic

Antonyms: common, ordinary

Example:

There were mammoth islands.

8. JOCUND (ADJECTIVE): cheerful

Synonyms: blithe, jocular

Antonyms: sad, depressed

Example:

She was looking jocund.

9. KNOTTY (ADJECTIVE): troublesome

Synonyms: complicated, mystifying

Antonyms: easy, smooth

Example:

They have done the knotty journey.

10. LANGUOR (NOUN): lethargy

Synonyms: inactivity, tiredness

Antonyms: energy, vigour

Example:

They set about the new task with languor.

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