1. RUMPUS (NOUN): clamor

Synonyms: discord, fracas Antonyms: harmony, peace

Example : A rumpus of clashing metal pierced the silent night when the train derailed resulting in the cars crashing into each other.

2. CONCEDE (VERB): allow

Synonyms: cede, grant Antonyms: reject, deny

Example : After he beat me at chess five times, I had to concede he was the better player.

3. SECEDE (VERB): split from

Synonyms: quit, break with Antonyms: maintain, continue

Example : The small island nation opted to secede from its mothering country and bear its own flag.

4. ETHEREAL (ADJECTIVE): delicate

Synonyms: light, vapory Antonyms: poor, indelicate

Example : The moon came into view over the wintry landscape, its light accented by an ethereal halo.

5. CURB (NOUN): rein

Synonyms: limitation, control Synonyms: freedom, encouragement

Example : Taking a few deep breaths following a heated argument may curb your temper.

6. ANGST (NOUN): feeling of anxiety

Synonyms: agony, apprehension Antonyms: calmness, confidence

Example : A day before the fight, the inexperienced boxer was plagued with angst about losing his first match.

7. ACCOMPLICE (NOUN): aide

Synonyms: associate, ally Antonyms: opponent, enemy

Example : Jacqueline could not have committed murders in two different towns at the same time unless she had an accomplice.

8. AFTERMATH (ADJECTIVE): impact

Synonyms: outcome, consequences Antonyms: source, origin

Example : Although the aftermath was daunting, nothing could compare to the moment that the tornado struck the building.

9. BAIT (NOUN): enticement

Synonyms: allurement, attraction Antonyms: discouragement, repulsion

Example : Herrings make excellent bait for pike.

10. BAREFACED (ADJECTIVE): shameless

Synonyms: apparent, blatant Antonyms: careful, quiet

Example : She revealed his barefaced lies.

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