my mom ___ at me when I didn't do the chores
chided
irritated
confounded
we watched closely as the magician ____ the card
conjure
conversation/discussion
discourse
the ____ of the new discovery was on the news
exposition
I don't like it when intercession occurs during private conversations
intercession
terrible/awful
lamentable
By this act of ____ a verdict of " guilty " was procured from the jury
perjury
hatred/hostility
rancor
after a long day, I like to ___ and watch TV
repose
Jim is looking forward to his bachelor party the night before his ____
nuptial
damaging slowly
pernicious
antonym: praise/complement
disparagement
The political candidate hopes to ____ his vision
propagate
competitor/challenger
adversary
antonym: quiet, calm, depressed
boisterous
The government should never ___ with religious affairs.
meddle
wrongdoing, crime, sin
transgression
antonyms: obedience, subservience
mutiny
If you attempt to ___ the dog by pulling his tail, he is sure to bite you
vex