Today’s word of the day is ‘Comeuppance‘ Let us understand more about this word.
Comeuppance [ kuhm-uhp–uhns]
What is this word’s grammar?
The word is a noun, i.e., it is the main subject of a sentence.
Does the word have a past tense? What is it?
No, the word is a noun. Therefore, it does not have a past form.
1. Deserved fate
2. Just punishment
3. Due rewards
4. Just deserts
How is the word pronounced in popular languages?
1. Hindi – Fatkaarna
2. Spanish – Recibir justo castigo
3. French – Châtiment
4. Mandarin – Xǐjù
How to use this word in a sentence?
1. You young smart Alecks will get your comeuppance, muttered the man.
2. Democratic pundits had spent hours licking their wounds vowing comeuppance.
3. After all, the comeuppance of the Big Bad is a good part of any horror story.
4. It even has a comeuppance ending, and the bad guy is killed.
5. Taranto’s “comeuppance” idea rests on two odd assumptions/insinuations.
What are some synonyms of the word of the day?
Some synonyms of the word are:
retribution, due, recompense, requital, due reward, just deserts, just punishment, castigation, chastisement, correction, discipline, nemesis, penalty, wrath etc
What are some antonyms of the word of the day?
Some antonyms of the word are:
amnesty, indemnity, pardon, parole, acquittal, exculpation, exoneration, vindication, exemption, immunity,,, impunity, release, commutation, reprieve, absolution, forgiveness, remission, remitment, condonation, disregard, overlooking etc.
In our show, there’s usually a comeuppance. Or, if not, it’s an anti-ending. And you’re supposed to get that.
In 1991, at the Wattles Elementary School "invention convention", I triumphed over my friend Will with a pair of socks modified with velcro so they would stick together in the dryer. Today, Will has his comeuppance; he designed this mask 👏 https://t.co/iNJ5xCgs53
— Robin Sloan (@robinsloan) February 9, 2021