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1. lecture

noun. ['ˈlɛktʃɝ'] a speech that is open to the public.

Synonyms

  • speech
  • talk
  • public lecture

Antonyms

  • depressurize
  • desynchronize
  • blur
  • desynchronise

Etymology

  • lectura (Latin)
  • lectus (Latin)

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  • conjecture

2. curtain

noun. ['ˈkɝːtən'] hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window).

Synonyms

  • theatre curtain
  • portiere
  • mantle
  • pall
  • blind
  • furnishing
  • eyelet
  • eyehole
  • festoon
  • drape
  • drop curtain
  • theater curtain
  • drop cloth
  • shower curtain
  • frontal
  • drop
  • screen

Antonyms

  • stay
  • strengthen
  • uncover
  • sighted

Etymology

  • cortine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • cortina (Latin)

3. lecture

verb. ['ˈlɛktʃɝ'] deliver a lecture or talk.

Synonyms

  • preach
  • talk
  • teach
  • instruct
  • prophesy

Antonyms

  • incorrect
  • incorrectness
  • false
  • falsify

Etymology

  • lectura (Latin)
  • lectus (Latin)

4. curtain

noun. ['ˈkɝːtən'] any barrier to communication or vision.

Antonyms

  • rational

Etymology

  • cortine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • cortina (Latin)

5. lecture

verb. ['ˈlɛktʃɝ'] censure severely or angrily.

Synonyms

  • rag
  • castigate
  • chew up
  • trounce
  • rebuke
  • scold
  • jaw
  • dress down
  • reproof
  • brush down
  • lambast
  • criticize
  • chew out
  • lambaste
  • bawl out
  • chide
  • remonstrate
  • tell off
  • knock
  • correct
  • criticise
  • call down
  • objurgate
  • have words
  • pick apart
  • chasten
  • chastise
  • call on the carpet
  • berate
  • reprimand

Antonyms

  • unbalance
  • wrong
  • wrongness
  • improper

Etymology

  • lectura (Latin)
  • lectus (Latin)

6. lecture

noun. ['ˈlɛktʃɝ'] teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class).

Synonyms

  • teaching
  • lecturing
  • course of instruction
  • instruction
  • pedagogy
  • talk
  • class
  • course
  • course of study

Antonyms

  • lose
  • cheer
  • overdress
  • undress

Etymology

  • lectura (Latin)
  • lectus (Latin)

7. lecture

noun. ['ˈlɛktʃɝ'] a lengthy rebuke.

Synonyms

  • speech
  • reproval
  • sermon
  • curtain lecture
  • rebuke
  • preaching
  • reproof
  • reprimand
  • reprehension

Antonyms

  • flatter
  • miss
  • pressurize
  • depressurise

Etymology

  • lectura (Latin)
  • lectus (Latin)

8. curtain

verb. ['ˈkɝːtən'] provide with drapery.

Synonyms

  • provide
  • render
  • furnish

Antonyms

  • disarrange
  • unfold
  • rear
  • back

Etymology

  • cortine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • cortina (Latin)
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