- REFURBISH (VERB): make clean
Synonyms: repair, renovate
Antonyms: ruin, destroy
Sentence: A person can refurbish his image by leading life dedicated to his vocation.
- RAZE (VERB): destroy completely
Synonyms: demolish, obliterate
Antonyms: build, construct
Sentence: Dozens of villages have been razed.
- RAPT (ADJECTIVE): fully attentive
Synonyms: elated, ecstatic
Antonyms: dejected, doleful
Sentence: He listened to the speaker with rapt attention.
- PERPETUATE (VERB): maintain
Synonyms: preserve, conserve
Antonyms: discontinue, cease
Sentence: In order to perpetuate the method of amending the constitution was made extremely rigid.
- MALIGNANT (ADJECTIVE): deadly
Synonyms: destructive, mortal
Antonyms: harmless, healthful
Sentence: He died of a malignant tumour.
- DENIGRATE (VERB): besmirch
Synonyms: defame, disparage
Antonyms: praise, laud
Sentence: We should not try to denigrate the character of anyone.
- DAUNTLESS (ADJECTIVE): bold
Synonyms: brave, gallant
Antonyms: timid, fearful
Sentence: Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was a dauntless politician.
- DECORUM (NOUN): grace
Synonyms: propriety, dignity
Antonyms: Impropriety, Levity
Sentence: We all should maintain our decorum.
- DETRIMENT (NOUN): damage
Synonyms: harm, loss
Antonyms: profit, benefit
Sentence: Smoking is a detriment to good health.
- DREARY (ADJECTIVE): cheerless
Synonyms: comfortless, dark
Antonyms: inspiring, pleasant
Sentence: I will have to go to another dreary meeting tomorrow.