Lane Butler

Obsession: the domination of one's thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image, or desire.

He was obsessed with his baseball card collection.

Synonym: Haunt

Antonym: Preoccupied

Example: Being obsessed with someone you really like.

Agitate: to move or force into violent, irregular action

He was agitated about the big exam coming up.

Synonym: excite

Antonym: calm down

Example: Someone being agitated about going to the doctor

Toiled: hard and continuous work; exhausting labor or effort

After hours of toiled work, I finally finished my science project.

Synonym: work

Antonym: lazy

Example: Someone who makes straight A's

Grotesque: off or unnatural in shape, appearance, or character; fantastically ugly or absurd; bizarre

When he broke his ankle, it was twisted in a grotesque way.

Synonym: unusual

Antonym: Normal

Example: The monster in Frankenstein

Feverish: excited, restless, or uncontrolled, as if from fever

John was very feverish about going to the beach.

Synonym: hyper

Antonym: calm

Example: Someone going on a vacation

Convulsive: of the nature of or characterized by convulsions or spasms

She was very convulsive when she had her seizure.

Synonym: shaking

Antonym: still

Example: Someone with epilepsy

Devoured: to consume destructively, recklessly

He devoured his lunch after working so hard.

Synonym: destroy

Antonym: leave alone

Example: Someone eating quickly

Anatomy: the science dealing with the structure of animals, humans, and plants

In science class, we are learning about the anatomy of plants.

Synonym: science

Antonym: math

Example: Studying the texture of a plant

Gnarled: having a rugged, weather-beaten appearance

He looked gnarled after working in the yard all day.

Synonym: dirty

Antonym: clean

Example: A construction worker at the end of the day

Shunned: to keep away from because of dislike or caution

The town shunned the man for stealing.

Synonym: ignore

Antonym: welcome

Example: if someone commits a crime

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