Distraught (adjective)

Definition:

1. very distressed; 2. insane or not of sound mental health

Example Sentences:

– When his mother learned that he had failed the course for the second time, she was distraught.
– The distraught man eventually lost all touch with reality and had to be institutionalized.
– Uncertain about their future, the evacuees watched the news with distraught faces.
– The boy’s parents were distraught when he did not come home in time for his curfew.

Synonyms:

distressed, disturbed, worried, anxious

Antonyms:

calm

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Subsume (verb)

Definition:

 to incorporate something into a larger group

Example Sentences:

– Smaller companies are frequently subsumed into large conglomerates.
– The new computer program is likely to subsume its predecessor.
– The results from the English section of the test will be subsumed into an overall score.
– I recently subsumed yoga into my exercise program.

Synonyms:

include, incorporate, embody, involve

Antonyms:

exclude, bar, close out

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