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Meaning to lower in esteem or value
Synonym degrade, cheapen, debase, denigrate, undermine humiliate, disconcert, mortify subside, diminish, decrease abridge, shorten, contract renounce, abandon relinquish
ABASH (Verb) ABATE (Verb) ABBREVIATION (noun) ABDICATE (Verb) ABDUCTOR (noun) ABERRANT (adj) ABET (verb) ABEYANCE (noun) ABHOR (verb) ABJECT (adj) ABJURE (verb) ABLUTION (noun) ABNEGATE (verb) ABOLISH (verb) ABOMINABLE (adj) ABORIGINAL (adj, noun) ABORT (verb) ABORTIVE (adj)
embarrass lessen in intensity short form to give up kidnapper away from the normal
deviant, abnormal, anomalous encourage especially in doing aid, encourage something wrong temporarily not happening or suspension, adjournment being used hate detest, loathe, despise extremely unpleasant wretched, miserable, hopeless renounce upon oath relinquish, forswear, repudiate Washing as a matter of religious rite sacrifice, renounce, self-denial disown, negate, forswear put an end to (a practice or law) very disgusting an original inhabitation bring to an end abrogate, remove, annul detestable, loathsome, abhorrent native, indigenous, local halt, terminate, -ify
failing to achieve the intended failed, unsuccessful, vain, result. thwarted, futile, useless, worthless, ineffective, ineffectual, ineffica have in amounts large numbers or proliferate, superabound, thrive, flourish, be abundant wear away, erode biting, caustic, harsh
ABRADE (verb) ABRASIVE (adj) ABRIDGED (adj) ABROGATE (verb)
to peel off rough in manner shortened
abbreviated, censored, edited cancel or repeal (a law or an repeal, annul, retract agreement)
ABSCISSION ABSCOND (verb) ABSOLUTE (adj) ABSOLVE (verb) ABSOLVE (verb)
a cutting off by surgery
to leave secretly especially to decamp, bolt, flee avoid arrest complete or total unreserved, unrestricted, dictatorial pardon forgive, release, free, clear free someone from acquit, exculpate, exonerate
to keep away from or hold back
refrain, eschew, forgo
ABSTEMIOUS (adj) ABSTRACT ABSTRUSE ABUNDANCE (noun) ABUT (verb) ABYSMAL (adj) ACCEDE (verb) ACCESSIBLE (adj) ACCLAIM (verb) ACCOLADES (noun)
moderate especially in eating and temperate, restrained drinking not concrete; not practical abstruse, recondite, summary not easy to understand deep, recondite, mysterious profusion to border upon extremely bad yield plenitude, wealth, copiousness adjoin, touch, be contiguous pathetic, low, wretched
concede, acquiesce, consent able to be reached, used or approachable, attainable, understood handy greet with loud approval hail, applaud, commend anything given or done as a sign honours of appreciation or respect ready to make adjustment obliging cooperative, helpful, adaptable, amenable, pliable, compliant, complaisant, indulgent, cons harmony, understanding, rapport to address, greet, hail
ACCORD (noun & verb) ACCOST (verb) ACCOUTREMENTS (noun)
to approach and speak someone aggressively pieces of equipment that you paraphernalia, equipment, need for a particular activity. stuff, apparatus, implements, appliances, regalia, appurtenances. to increase or grow naturally increase, accumulate, grow
sharp (temper, tone, etc)
caustic, biting, sarcastic
ACHILLE’S HEEL (noun) ACHILLES HEEL (noun)
a weak or vulnerable point a person's weak vulnerable point. or
weakness, flaw, imperfection most weak spot, weak point, weakness, vulnerable spot, shortcoming, failing, imperfection, flaw, defect, peak, summit, zenit
ACME (noun) ACME (noun) ACQUIESCE (verb)
the highest point
the highest point of achievement peak, pinnacle, zenith, or excellence crown, crest agree comply, concur, approve, assent, admit, coincide, accord, match to agree quietly without protest agree, accede, assent (but also without enthusiasm) a setting free as a result of the exoneration, reprieval, judgement of a court vindication pungent bitter, sharp, unpleasant bitter in manner, speech, etc bitter, rancorous, fierce abnormal fear of being at a high place
ACQUIESCE (verb) ACQUITTAL (noun) ACRID (adj) ACRIMONIOUS (adj) ACROPHOBIA (noun)
motivate (someone) to act in a motivate, stimulate, move, particular way drive, rouse, stir, stir up, fire, fire up, arouse the ability to judgments and decisions. the ability judgements decisions. make take good insight, quick penetration, perspicacity good astuteness, quick shrewdness, sharpness, canniness. keenness, sagacity, awareness, acuity, cleverness,
to make and take
ADAGE (noun) ADDLED (adj)
an old quote accepted as a truth
proverb, quotation, motto
confused and unable to think muddled, confused, fuddled, propely. befuddled, bewildered, dazed, dizzy, disoriented refer to as evidence cite, quote, name, mention, instance, specify, identify skilful, expert, clever hold, stay, remain
ADEPT (adj & noun) ADHERE (verb)
very skilful; skilled person stick to; be devoted to
break off (a meeting) until later
stop, postpone, delay, suspend, defer, put off, end
ADJUDICATE (verb) ADJUNCT (noun)
make a formal judgment on an judge, try, hear, examine, undecided matter arbitrate, decide an additional part. supplement, addition, accompaniment, complement, companion, extra, add-on, additive, accessory, appu speak or perform in public without impromptu, extempore, preparing beforehand. without preparation, without rehearsal, extemporaneously, offhand, spontaneous manage, dispense reprimand firmly without delaying; immediately direct, order, run, oversee, control, govern caution, reprimand, reproach, rebuke fuss, trouble, bother, upset, agitation, commotion, stir, confusion, excitement, tumult, disturbance worship, admiration, lionization, idolization, veneration, awe, devotion, adoration, exaltation, hon coming on, start, beginning, dawn, initiation, introduction coincidental hardship, distress, disaster, misadventure, tribulation. guidance, care, auspices friendly, amiable, genial, warm, cordial, pleasant, pleasing, charming, agreeable, sympathetic
ADMINISTER (verb) ADMONISH (verb) ADO (noun)
ADVENTITIOUS (adj) ADVERSITY (noun)
fortuitous difficulty, misfortune
AEGIS (noun) AFFABLE (adj)
sponsorship good-natured and friendly
fight or violent behaviour in a fight, brawl, battle, public place. engagement, encounter, confrontation, melee, clash, skirmish, scuffle, tussle, collect or form into a mass collection, mass, cluster, lump, clump, pile, heap, bunch, stack, bundle, quantity
AGGRAVATE (verb) AGGRIEVED (adj)
to worsen resentful treatment because of
deteriorate unfair resentful, indignant, discontented, distressed, disturbed, a or affronted, disgruntled, angry, unhappy,
very eager something
see eager, excited, impatient, on tenterhooks, anxious, curious, expectant, enthusiastic eagerness, willingness, readiness, enthusiasm, ardour, fervour, keenness, joyousness, liveliness, ze
brisk eagerness or enthusiasm
reduce or end (fear, concern or reduce, diminish, decrease, difficulty) lessen, assuage, alleviate, ease, relieve, soften, mollify, lull, mitiga loyalty to a person of higher loyalty, faithfulness, fidelity, status or to a group or cause. obedience, fealty, adherence, homage, devotion, bond, trueness, ste improve, assuage, lighten, lessen the state of being joined or association, league, treaty, associated coalition, partnership powerful attractiveness or charm appeal, glamour, magnetism, charm, draw, pull, fascination indirect reference to something a close friend, a alternative personality a mixture or blend implication, comment on ease
ALLEVIATE (verb) ALLIANCE (noun)
ALLUSION (noun) ALTER EGO (noun) AMALGAM (noun) AMATEUR (noun)
person’s pal, chum, buddy
combination, union, blend, mixture a person who engages in a sport non-professional, beginner, or activity as a pastime rather dilettante, tyro than as a profession. unsure undecided, in two minds, hesitant to make a surprise attack from a trap, surprise, pounce on, hidden position. lay a trap of, waylay, entrap, ensnare. make (something) better make better nurture, promote, nourish, alleviate, improve improve, benefit, boost, raise, amend, refine
AMBIVALENT(adj) AMBUSH (verb)
AMELIORATE (verb) AMELIORATE (verb)
a friendly relationship between friendship, friendliness, people or countries. peace, peacefulness, peaceableness, harmony, harmoniousness, understanding loss of memory -
AMNESIA (noun) AMNESTY (noun & verb) ANACHRONISM (noun)
an official pardon for people pardon, forgiveness, liberty convicted of political offences a thing that belongs to a period misdate, metachronism, other than the one in which it parachronism exists disorder chaos, revolution, lawlessness, anarchism, mayhem, rebellion
ANIMOSITY (noun) ANNALS (noun)
hatred or strong dislike
antipathy, ill will, enmity, hostility a historical record of events year records, archives, by year chronicles, accounts, registers, journals, history destroy completely unlikely to cause disparagement secrecy feeling of hatred going before in time, prior offence abolish, destroy, exterminate or bland, inoffensive, innocuous, neutral, unobjectionable obscurity, mystery, vagueness, ambiguity hatred, revulsion, aversion, antipathy previous, earlier, prior, foregoing, preceding, precursory
ANNIHILATE (verb) ANODYNE (adj)
ANONYMITY (noun) ANTAGONISM (noun) ANTECEDENT (adj)
ANTEDILUVIAN (adj) ANTIDOTE (noun) ANTITHESIS (noun) APATHETIC (adj)
anything which is very outdated or prehistoric, antiquated, old-fashioned archaic a thing that counteracts remedy, answer, solution, something unpleasant panacea a person or thing that is the direct contradiction, contrast, opposite of another extreme, opposite not interested or enthusiastic uninterested, indifferent, unconcerned, unresponsive, unfeeling, unemotional, emotionless, languid, calm self-confidence poise, self-assurance, assurance, self-posession, calmness, composure untrue, mythical, fictional summit, peak, zenith
APOCRYPHAL APOGEE (noun)
of doubtful origin highest point
the highest point
culmination, climax, peak, pinnacle, summit, zenith, apex, peak, acme, apogee.
something that is so bad or horrific, horrifying, terrible, unpleasant that it shocks you. awful, dreadful, ghastly, hideous. a thing attached to or projecting attachment, adjunct, from something larger or more accessory, addition important hunger, desire inform taste, craving, enthusiasm notify, tell, brief, intimate
APPETITE (noun) APPRISE (verb)
commendation, official approval
approval, praise, consent, admiration, good opinion, esteem
suitable, correct for a particular proper, fitting apt relevant circumstance pertinent, right based on impulse random choice or capricious, casual, erratic, illogical typification, type, prototype, representative, stereotype, original, pattern, model, standard enthusiastic, keen, fervent, zealous, devoted, eager, dedicated of passion, acidity, fervour, zeal, eagerness, vehemence difficult, gruelling, strenuous
ARBOREAL (adj) ARCHETYPE (noun)
of or living on trees a very typical example
very strong feelings enthusiasm or love very difficult and tiring
ARDUOUS (adj) ARGOT (noun)
the jargon or slang of a particular jargon, slang, idiom, cant, group. dialect, parlance, patter, speech, vernacular, patois, terminology, lang used to emphasize how bad utter, downright, absolute, someone or something is complete, thorough, consummate. a person who has recently social climber, status become wealthy or risen in social seeker, would-be, go-getter, status self-seeker, adventurer, newcomer, upstart, parv
natural, sincere, open, ingenuous, innocent, uncontrived
ARTLESSNESS (noun) ASCENT (noun) ASCETIC (adj)
sincere and straight forward
naïve, natural, innocent, childlike, pure, ingenuous an upward slope way up, incline, rise, slope, gradient, climb strictly self-disciplined and austere, self-denying, avoiding any pleasures or luxuries abstinent, abstemious, frugal, simple, rigorous. assign, put down to attribute, credit, blame on very pale from shock, fear, or pale, wan, pasty, grey, illness. leaden, colourless, sallow, pallid, white, waxen, ghostly. lacking in intelligence stupid, foolish, pointless, brainless, mindless, doltish, idiotic, imbecilic, insane, lunatic, ridic harshness, roughness, severity, astringency sharpness, abrasiveness, acerbity,
ASCRIBE (verb) ASHEN (adj)
harshness of tone or manner
ASPERSION (noun) ASPIRE (verb) ASSAY (verb & noun) ASSIDUOUS (adj)
critical remark about someone’s criticism, condemnation, character deprecation have ambitions wish, desire, aim, hope, want evaluation try, examine, probe diligent, constant tireless, persevering, attentive, industrious, hardworking, tryst, rendezvous, together nonbeliever, agnostic get-
ASSIGNATION (noun) ATHEIST (noun)
amends for a wrong
compensation, recompense, payment, repayment, redress, restitution, indemnity, indemnification, expi wither, weaken, degenerate, shrivel, deteriorate weaken, reduce, decrease diminish, impair.
ATROPHY (verb & noun)
made weak or less effective
AU FAIT (adj)
having a thorough knowledge of
familiar, acquainted, conversant, at home, up to date with, in touch, abreast of, apprised of, in th boldness, fearlessness, intrepidity, recklessness, pluck, gustiness distinguished, eminent, hallowed, prestigious respected, venerable, illustrious, respected, venerable, illustrious, renowned,
willingness to take bold risks.
inspiring respect and admiration
inspiring respect and admiration. distinguished, eminent, hallowed, prestigious, celebrat
the distinctive atmosphere of a atmosphere, air, quality, place, person or thing. aspect, character, ambience, mood, spirit, feeling, feel, flavour, colour, lacking comforts, decoration. luxuries or strict, self-denying, moderate, temperate, sober, simple, frugal, Spartan, restrained, ascetic, puri
AUTOCRAT (noun) AVAIL (noun & adj) AVANT-GARDE (adj) AVER (verb)
a ruler who has absolute power; a tyrant, despot, absolute ruler domineering person use or benefit advantage, reward, purpose, gain, aim original fashionable avow profess, affirm, claim, declare, state, affirm, maintain dislike turn away, prevent loathing, hatred, hate, repugnance, distaste turn aside, stop happening, ward off, avoid, forestall keen, eager, enthusiastic, ardent, passionate, devoted, dedicated, fervent, fervid, zealous breathtaking, amazing, stupendous, astonishing, awesome, extraordinary, incredible, magnificent, won
AVERSION (noun) AVERT (verb)
causing a sense of wonder.
very impressive or very difficult
amazing, astounding, stupendous
AWRY (adj) AXIOMATIC (adj)
away from the expected course or amiss, not right, wrong position true in such an obvious way that self-evident, you do not need to prove it. unquestionable, undeniable, accepted, understood, given, granted. confused mixture of noises or clamour, din, racket, tumult, voices babble, coronation drunken revelling, unruly a humorous or light-hearted banter, repartee, wordplay, conversation that often involves raillery, wit, witticisms, teasing ripostes, sallies, quips causing or threatening to cause menacing, harm unfriendly, antagonistic, bitter pleasantly warm showy and very ornate threatening, hostile, evil, nasty,
BABEL (noun) BACCHANALIAN (adj) BADINAGE (noun)
BALMY (adj) BAROQUE (adj)
mild, gentle, summery, calm, tranquil ornate, fancy, curlicued, extravagant, rococo, ostentations, showy. trinket, ornament, gimmick knick-knack, toy, novelty,
a showy trinket or decoration
feeling or expressing happiness or joy.
blissful rapturous, joyful, ecstatic, seraphic, blissful, serene, happy, glad basis, heart,
the central principles on which core, base, something is based. foundation, root, backbone, essence. totally confused.
muddled, fuddled, befuddled, addled, groggy, dizzy, muzzy envy, grudge, regret
BEGRUDGE (verb) BEGUILE (verb)
feel aggrieved about
to trick somebody into doing charm, attract, entrance, win something especially by being over, woo, captivate, nice to them. bewitch, spellbind, dazzle, blind, hypnotize, me bound in gratitude indebted, obligated, obliged, bound, duty-bound, honour bound, grateful, thankful, appreciative.
it is right or necessary somebody to do something.
for be incumbent on, be obligatory for, be required of, be appropriate for, be expected of, be advisable persecuted, tormented, troubled, beset, hardpressed, pestered, plagued, vexed disprove decry, demean, deride bellicose, warlike, pugnacious, quarrelsome bewail, regret, mourn generous, compassionate, benign caring, giving,
in difficulties, harassed
BELIE (verb) BELITTLE (verb) BELLIGERENT (adj) BEMOAN (verb) BENEVOLENT (adj)
contradict, give the lie to disparage aggressive lament kind
lost in intellectual darkness, ignorant.
moral ignorant, unenlightened, uneducated, unschooled, untutored, illiterate, unlettered, unscholarly, unr kindly, kind, warm-hearted, good-natured, friendly, warm, affectionate, agreeable give, bestow on, donate, will reprimand, reprove,
cheerful and kindly
BEQUEATH (verb) BERATE (verb)
to criticize or speak angrily to rebuke, somebody because you do not reproach, approve of something they have admonish done deprived of, without to be infatuated with
BEREFT (adj) BESOTTED (adj)
devoid, deprived, robbed obsessed with, beguiled by, bewitched by, devoted to. baffling, puzzling, confusing perplexing, mystifying,
difficult to understand
attracted and something
by captivate, enchanted, entranced, enraptured, charmed, beguiled, delighted, fascinated tractable, amenable, pliable, pliant, complaisant, cooperative, malleable, persuadable, manipulable,
BIBLICAL (adj) BIDDABLE (adj)
of or related to the Bible obedient
BILATERAL (adj) BIOPSY (noun)
two-pronged, mutual, joint
an examination of tissue taken from the body to discover the presence of a disease. flattery intended to persuade or flattery, cajolery, coaxing, coax wheedling, blarney, fawning unenthusiastic about indifferent to, uninterested in, uncaring about, apathetic towards. narrow-minded, limited, restricted, conventional, parochial, provincial, insular, localist, petty, m stormy, gusty, gusting, windy, squally, wild, rough, raging, tempestuous, turbulent, violent. lively, active, animated, exuberant, spirited, bouncy, frisky authentic, real, true camaraderie property propertied, traditional, conformist,
cause to have a narrow outlook
noisy, lively and high spirited
BONAFIDE (adj) BONHOMIE BOURGEOIS (adj)
having to do with the middle middle-class, class, especially in being owning, conventional and concerned with conventional, wealth. conservative, ordi edit heavily stay away from
BOWDLERIZED (adj) BOYCOTT (verb & noun)
censored, emasculated, expurgated shun, avoid, spurn, snub
a person who brags
boaster, trumpeter, poser, egotist swagger, bluster
BRAVADO (noun) BRAVADO (noun)
false show of confidence
boldness intended to impress or arrogance, intimidate braggadocio, swagger. skilful and enthusiastic
virtuoso, magnificent, outstanding, exceptional, excellent, superb, brilliant
physical strength as opposed to physical strength, intelligence muscliness, brawniness, burliness, huskiness
bold and shameless
unashamed, unabashed, defiant, impudent, insolent, impertinent, blatant conciseness, concision, succinctness, pithiness, terseness, briefness
the chief impact of something full force, impact, shock, bad. burden, pressure, strain, stress, impetus, thrust, weight, violence, effe abrupt or offhand cause of anxiety or irritation curt, blunt, short, sharp, terse, brisk hate, bane, irritation, dislike, anathema, aversion optimistic, hopeful, buoyant, positive, disposed to look on the bright side, sanguine, confident, ch
BRUSQUE (adj) BUGBEAR (noun)
self-confident or proud in an conceited, arrogant, selfannoying way. assertive, pompous, overbearing, swaggering, strutting, presumptuous. financial support support, money, grant, endowment, backing a notable example of something. perfect example of, classic case of, model of, exemplar of, embodiment of, incarnation of, personifi the state of being respected or prestige, distinction, status, admired standing a harsh mixture of sounds done with awareness of the likely deliberate, effect. planned, intended, conscious studied the quality of a person’s ability premeditated, intentional, purposeful, considered,
BURSARY BYWORD (noun)
CACHET (noun) CACOPHONY (adj) CALCULATED (adj)
quality, merit, distinction, character, worthy stature, excellence
CALUMNY (noun) CANDOUR (noun) CANKER (noun)
the making of false and damaging slander, defamation, libel, statements disparagement the quality of being open and frankness, openness, honest honesty candidness an influence that corrupts evil, disease, pestilence
careful and showing good shrewd, astute, sharp, judgement especially in business sharp-witted discerning, or politics. acute, penetrating, discriminating perceptive, persp ask for political support campaign, electioneer to agree to do something that you surrender, yield, submit, have been refusing to do for a concede, defeat, relent , long time succumb, crumble, acquire showing sudden changes attitude or behaviour (of a boat) overturn in the water in fickle, inconstant, changeable, variable, unstable, mercurial, erratic overturn, turn over, upset, upbend, knock over, flip over, tip over, invert, topple over critical, fault-finding, quibbling, niggling, cavilling, carping, criticizing, disapproving enchant, charm, bewitch, fascinate, entrance, capture, subdue confinement, servitude, slavery, subjection fundamental, principal, serious, prime, key, chief, central
CANVASS (verb) CAPITULATE (verb)
prone to petty fault finding.
CARDINAL (adj & noun)
CARNAL (adj) CARNIVORE (noun) CASCADING (adj) CATACLYSMIC (adj)
connected with the body
sensual lustful, lascivious, lecherous, licentious, lewd A flesh eating animal. flow, waterfall pour, gush, fall, tumble, spill, drop, surge of a violent upheaval or disaster. disastrous, catastrophic, calamitous, tragic, devastating, ruinous, terrible, violent, awful to examine questioning systematically by interrogate, question, crossexamine, cross-question, quiz, examine, probe, browbeat, interview.
expressed clearly and in a way unqualified, unconditional, that shows that you are very sure unequivocal, unreserved, about what you are saying absolute sarcastic in a hurtful way mordant, scathing, derisive, trenchant
make petty objections.
complain, carp, grumble, grouse, grouch, whine, bleat, quibble about, niggle about, criticize, denou dance, romp, jig, caper, frisk, gambol, frolic certainty, confidence, positiveness, conviction, reliability
CAVORT (verb) CERTITUDE (noun)
jump or dance around excitedly feeling of complete certainty
the action or an instance of stop, discontinuance, halt, stopping intermission, armistice, end the action or an instance of end, ending, termination, stopping. stopping, halting, ceasing, finish, stoppage, closure, interruption, respi a feeling of disappointment annoyance or annoyance, irritation, vexation, exasperation, displeasure, pique
having an attractiveness or charm charming fascinating, that can inspire admiration or magnetic, captivating enthusiasm in other people cautiously reluctant wary, cautious, circumspect, heedful, careful, guarded, mindful, watchful, distrustful, sceptical scold, upbraid, berate, reprimand, reprove, rebuke, admonish, chide, censure, castigate, lambast fanatic, zealot master work, best work, greatest creation, crowning achievement, work of art, treasure gem, pearl, j
CHAUVINIST (noun) CHEF - D'OEUVRE (adj)
excessively loyal person a master piece
the use of complicated plans and trickery, deception, deceit, clever talk in order to deceive deceitfulness, duplicity, people. dishonesty, unscrupulousness, underhandedness extremely fanciful to do something repeatedly unreal, visionary, nag, badger, hound, harass, pressurize
CHIMERICAL (adj) CHIVVY (verb)
tell (someone) repeatedly to do nag, badger, hound, harass, something pester, plague, torment, persecute, annoy lasting for a long time rude or bad-tempered constant, persistent, grave rude, ill-mannered, discourteous, impolite, ungracious, uncivil, ill-bred, boorish, oafish, ungallan careful, prudent, guarded, vigilant, wary, judicious skirt, evade, outwit, thwart, dodge, get around, get out of name, call, summon, mention, arraign, convoke, invite, notify, warn courtesy, consideration, courteousness, respect, good manners vociferous, boisterous, deafening, riotous, raucous, loud, rowdy din, racket, uproar, tumult secret, covert, furtive, surreptitious, stealthy, closet
CHRONIC (adj) CHURLISH (adj)
CIRCUMSPECT (adj) CIRCUMVENT (verb)
CLAMOUR (noun) CLANDESTINE (adj)
a loud demand kept secret, surreptitious
kindness shown to somebody mercy, mercifulness, when they are being punished leniency, mildness, indulgence, forbearance shut away, secluded secluded, sequestered, isolated combine sheltered, protected,
COALESCE (verb) COERCED (verb) COGENT (adj)
unite, come together force
pressurize, drive, compel, intimidate, bully strongly and clearly expressed in strong, powerful, potent, a way that people believe. weighty, plausible, effective, sound, think deeply similar knowledge work together with other contemplate, consider, ruminate alike, equivalent, associated, related sensibility, awareness, consciousness team up, join forces, pool resources, act as a team, collude, cooperate
COGITATE (verb) COGNATE (adj) COGNIZANCE (noun) COLLABORATE (verb)
COLLAPSE (verb) COLLATERAL (noun & adj) COLLOQUALISM (noun) COLLOQUIAL (noun & adj)
fall fold; breakdown; lose strength cave in, crumple, subside, suddenly disintegrate, fail, end security guarantee an informal word or phrase conversational, idiomatic, spoken, slang, everyday informal idiomatic, informal, conversational
express sympathy or pity
offer sympathy to, be sympathetic to, express sympathy for, send condolences to, condole with, sympa spacious, ample, large, big, vast, voluminous, extensive
roomy and comfortable
travel regularly by train or bus to adjust, decrease, reduce and from one’s place of work; exchange for something else; change to one less severe. a strong feeling of sympathy for pity, sympathy, empathy, people who are suffering care, concern, solicitude fellow citizen national, neighbor presenting facts comprehensive manner in a succinct, pithy, brief, crisp, compact, concise, condensed, shortened, compressed ambitious, zealous, vying, combative
COMPASSION (noun) COMPATRIOT (noun) COMPENDIOUS (adj)
too satisfied with yourself or with smug, self-satisfied, a situation (usually disapproving) gloating, triumphant, proud willing to please others or to assenting, willing, accept their behaviour without acquiescent, agreeable protest conforming to requirements involvement yielding, docile, amenable collusion, responsibility, connivance, support, participation conclusion, connivance
COMPLIANT (adj) COMPLICITY (noun)
COMPLICITY (noun) COMPULSION (noun) COMPUNCTION (noun) CONCEPTION (noun)
pressure forcing someone to do pressure, obligation, something coercion, duress, impulse feeling of guilt that prevents or scruples, misgivings, follows wrong doing qualms, worries, unease beginning, comprehension, idea prelude, preamble, introduction, start
jointly arranged or carried out.
strenuous, vigorous, energetic, active, forceful, forcible, strong, intense, concentrated please, placate, pacify, mollify, propitiate, assuage, calm down. blend, combination lofty, pompous, disdainful, arrogant, snobbish, haughty lofty, pompous, disdainful, arrogant, snobbish, haughty
to reconcile bring together
CONCOCTION (noun) CONDESCENDING (adj)
CONDONE (verb) CONDUIT (noun)
accept or forgive (an offence or disregard, ignore, excuse, wrong doing) forgive, pardon a person, an organization or a channel, duct, pipe, tube, country that is used to pass things gutter, groove, furrow, or information to other people or trough, trench, culvert, cut, places. sluice, spillway, r take or seize with authority appropriate, expropriate, impound, remove, seize, sequester, sequestrate, take away, take possession fire, blaze, flames, inferno, firestorm, holocaust. meeting, convergence, union observe, follow, accept, adapt to, fulfil,
CONFLAGRATION (noun) CONFLUENCE (noun)
a large and destructive fire flowing together
comply with, abide by
comply with rules or standard.
comply with, abide by, fulfil, uphold, need, accept, obey, observe, follow amaze, astonish, dumbfound, stagger, surprise, startle, stun, stupefy, daze, nonplus, shake, unnerve disprove show/prove to be false, contradict, negate, deny, refute, rebut, gainsay, belie, invalidate innate, inborn, hereditary, ingrained
surprise or bewilder
prove to be wrong.
present at birth, habitual
gather into a crowd or mass
assemble, flock, crowd
a formal meeting of delegates for parliament, assembly, upper discussion house, lower house, legislature, senate guess, surmise speculation, guess, assumption, imagination, inference, supposition
CONJUGAL (adj) CONSCIENTIOUS (adj)
matrimonial, wedded, married, connubial taking care to do things carefully diligent, punctilious, and correctly industrious, dedicated, painstaking, meticulous sanctify agreement agreement or compatibility sanctify, bless, make holy consent, accord, harmony, compromise agreement, concord, accord, harmony, unison, conformity dismay, perturbation, anxiety, distress, disquiet, angst, trepidation.
CONSECRATE (verb) CONSENSUS (noun) CONSONANCE (noun)
anxiety or dismay
CONSTRUCTIVE (adj) CONSTRUE (verb)
serving a useful purpose
productive, helpful, beneficial, practical, useful be interpreted in a particular way interpret, understand, read, see, take, render, analyse, explain, elucidate showing great skill and flair accomplish, skillful, achieve, accomplished, expert
CONSUMMATE (verb & adj)
attentive viewing or consideration thought, meditation, consideration, pondering, reflection, thinking, musing, rumination, deliberatio modern, of that period controversial dependent existing, current, fashionable, up to date debatable, arguable, touchy, litigious subject, body, reliant, deputation, group, conditional breach, flout, disregard disobey,
CONTEMPORARY (adj) CONTENTIOUS (adj) CONTINGENT (adj)
a confusing and difficult problem problem, difficulty, or question quandary, dilemma, puzzle, enigma, mystery period of recovery recuperation, restoration
CONVENE (verb) CONVENTIONAL (adj) CONVIVIAL (adj) CORPORAL (adj) CORPULENT (adj) CORROBORATION (verb)
call together conservative, usual welcoming physical fat validation
assemble, summon, organize, arrange customary, ordinary friendly, warm, hospitable, cordial bodily genial,
obese, stout, swollen, portly legalization, justification, rationale, substantiation, confirmation, support
involving or producing an superficial, surface, skinapparent or superficial deep, outward, exterior, concession, improvement etc external. without any real substance to it. consisting of people from different multinational, multi-ethnic, countries sophisticated, broad-based care for and protect in excessively soft-hearted way an pamper, indulge, overindulge, mollycoddle, nanny, nursemaid, featherbed
COSMOPOLITAN (noun & adj)
an exclusive group of people with clique, set, circle, inner shared interests or tastes. circle, crowd, in-crowd, band, pack, crew, community, league, alliance, f a sudden violent seizure of power overthrow, takeover, ousting, deposition; bloodless coup, palace revolution, rebellion, revolt, insu a direction taken or intended path, track, way, classes, itinerary very dignified and polite refined, polished, elegant, suave, urbane secret or hidden, making it to secret, furtive, clandestine, difficult to notice surreptitious, stealthy pretending to be shy or modest. simpering, coquettishness, flirtatiousness, skittishness, shyness, modesty, bashfulness, reticence,
COUP DETAT (verb)
COURSE (noun) COURTLY (adj) COVERT (adj)
very thoughtless and stupid
insensitive, blundering, dense, thick, vacuous, mindless, witless, oafish
cowardly, lily-levered, fainthearted, pigeon-hearted, spiritless, spineless, timid, timorous, fearf acceptance, credibility, confidence belief, authority,
CREDENTIALS (noun) CREDIBILITY (noun)
documents such as letters that documents, papers, bona show who you claim to be fides, references belief integrity, reliability, trustworthiness, sincerity, authority gullible naïve, trusting, gullible, innocent, unsuspecting, uncritical upsurge, increase, buildup, loudening, swelling, climax
gradually becoming louder
the curved sickle shape of the hemispherical, curved, waxing or waning moon; a curved semi-circular, hemispherical street of houses sad and disappointed of or at a crisis downhearted, downcast, despondent, disconsolate significant, serious, dangerous, decisive, vital, important bad-tempered, ill-tempered, irritable, irascible, moody, cantankerous, waspish, shrewish, grumpy which lacks primitiveness, simplicity, roughness, inaccuracy, lack of refinement in enigmatic, mysterious, confusing, mystifying, perplexing, puzzling, obscure, abstruse, arcane.
CRESTFALLEN (adj) CRITICAL (adj)
something refinement. mysterious meaning. or
guilty, liable to blame, responsible blamable
recent, existing, in progress, up to date, contemporary hasty, superficial, desultory, careless slight,
fleeting, casual, hastily done
(of a man) neat in dress and smart, spruce, trim, appearance debonair, neat, tidy, crisp, well dressed, well turned, well groomed, elegant, wicked and cruel wicked, evil, iniquitous, heinous, villainous, diabolical, fiendish nervous or alarm, depress, deter, discourage, dishearten, dismay, intimidate indomitable, doughty, plucky intrepid,
cause to feel discouraged.
fearless and determined
DE RIGUEUR (adj)
required by etiquette or current fashionable, in fashion, fashion voguish, in vogue, modish, trendsetting, latest, smart, chic a complete failure or disaster fiasco, failure, catastrophe, disaster, disintegration, mess, wreck, ruin, downfall, collapse, defea weaken, encumber, hinder, incapacitate, hamper
DECAPITATE DECIMATE (verb) DECRY (verb)
to behead; capitulate…to yield, to execute, guillotine, cut off surrender somebody's head destroy a large proportion of wipe out, kill publicly declare to be wrong condemn, run down, complain about, criticize, belittle, deprecate, disparage disparage, belittle, criticize
express strong disapproval
arrive at reasoning.
by conclude, reason, work out, gather, infer, glean, divine, intuit, extrapolate, understand, conjectur mar, spoil, vandalize, ruin, mutilate offensive, derogatory, slanderous despoil, disfigure, libellous, insulting,
spoil the appearance of
spoiling the good reputation
a sudden change in the direction turning aside, turning, that some thing is moving in, diversion, drawing away, usually after it has hit something. deviation, divergence, declination, aberration.
no longer in existence
invalid, obsolete, useless, non-operational, outdated, redundant, out of use disgrace, debasement,
the action of being broken down baseness, or made worse dishonour, dismissal not worthy of any respect
humiliated, demeaned, debased, cheapened
making into or worship as a god. worship, revere, venerate, reverence, extol, exalt, adore, immortalize flood, rush, overwhelm, inundate, behaving in a crazy way because crazy, uncontrolled, manic, of being extremely upset or frenzied, frantic worried (of language) used by ordinary popular, vernacular, people. colloquial, idiomatic, vulgar, common, informal, everyday, non-literary the action of raising objections objection, protest, protestation, complaint, dispute, dissent, carping, cavilling, recalcitrance, op sedate, modest, retiring, diffident, reserved, shy, decorous torrential rain
DELUGE (noun) DEMENTED (adj)
DEPICT (verb) DEPLETING (adj)
to represent or show something in describe, detail, relate, a picture or story. narrate, recount, unfold reduce in quantity or numbers exhaust, reduce, diminish, use up, run down, lessen, drain very bad and unacceptable, often disgraceful, shameful, in a way that shocks people. dishonourable, disreputable manner to feel and express disapproval of something ridicule posture, bearing, behavior, carriage, demeanor, mien strong deplore, abhor, despise, execrate, criticize, censure, condemn mock, taunt, scoff, sneer, slur, gibe insulting, offensive, critical, belittling discern, detect, comprehended vandalize, lay waste to vandalize, lay waste to
DEPORTMENT (noun) DEPRECATE (verb)
DEROGATORY (adj) DESCRY (verb) DESECRATE (verb) DESECRATE (verb)
disparaging catch sight of damage, despoil damage, despoil
a desperate or reckless criminal. bandit, criminal, outlaw, renegade, marauder, raider, robber, lawbreaker, villain, thug, ruffian, ho causing or involving anxiety distracted, anxious, worried, distressed, fraught, frantic, reckless, hopeless, serious
making a place less attractive, devastation, destruction, valuable, or important by taking ruin, ruination, vandalism, things away from it or by depredation, despoilment, destroying it plunder aimless unfocused, random, indiscriminate, half-hearted, haphazard imprisonment, arrest, incarceration, locking up, confinement
discourage from doing something discourage, dissuade, warn, through fear of the consequences caution, dishearten, demoralize hate causing harm or damage abominate, despise, loathe, dislike intensely harmful, damaging, injurious, hurtful, inimical, deleterious, pernicious, ill, bad
DETEST (verb) DETRIMENTAL (adj)
skilful in using underhand tactics underhand, deceitful, dishonest, dishonourable, disreputable, unprincipled, unethical eat greedily, overwhelm deeply religious demolish, consume, gulp down, overcome dedicated, devoted, committed, loyal, faithful, staunch, genuine, firm, steadfast, resolute, zealous
DEVOUR (verb) DEVOUT (adj)
a long and angry speech or piece attack, criticism, invective, of writing attacking and criticizing tirade, denunciation somebody or something pronunciation, language delivery, elocution, speech, accent, enunciation, articulation, projection
a formal statement authoritative source
an pronouncement, proclamation, direction, injunction, assertion, statement, command, commandment. an pronouncement, proclamation, direction, injunction, assertion, statement, dictate, command, mandate.
a formal statement authoritative source
intended to teach or give moral instructive, instructional, instruction educative, educational, informative, informational shyness reserve, hesitancy, reticence, quietness, timidity slow, unhurried, tardy, unpunctual, lax, slack, sluggish, sluggardly, slothful
slow to act
a person who dabbles in a subject dabbler, potterer, tinkerer, for enjoyment but without serious trifler study. extremely or unusually small. tiny, small, little, petite, minute, miniature, mini, minuscule, microscopic, compact, toy, midget, perceive, make out, detect, recognize, notice, observe, identify, determine, distinguish good discriminating, selective, judicious, tasteful, refined, cultivated, cultured, sophisticated
recognize or be aware of
having or judgement
DISCORD (noun) DISCREET (adj)
lack of agreement or harmony
confusion, disturbance, dissension, strife, clash careful not to attract attention or careful, cautious, chary, give offence circumspect, considerate, delicate, diplomatic, guarded individually separate and distinct separate, distinct, individual make a distinction (between) tell apart, separate, classify, single out, differentiate, distinguish
DISCRETE (adj) DISCRIMINATE (verb)
to think that something or scorn, deride, contempt, someone is not good enough to belittle, undervalue, slight, gain your respect or attention. despise
pour forth, discharge
discharge, eject, emit, expel, evacuate, empty, spew out, belch, spout, regurgitate
to cut or tear the dead body of a disjoint, joint, cut the limbs person or an animal into pieces. of, pull apart, cut up, chop up, break up, dissect, divide, segment, (of two or more things) so contrasting, different, different from each other that they differing, dissimilar, unlike, cannot be compared varying, various. not influenced by strong emotion unemotional, unsentimental, unruffled, unperturbed, impassive, composed, temperate, sober, placid not influenced by strong emotion; unemotional, non-emotional, rational and impartial unsentimental, emotionless, impassive, nonchalant, cool, collected, comp give out bestow, allot, hand out, distribute, dole out, mete out uneasiness, anxiety, concern, worry, foreboding, alarm
DISSEMBLE (verb) DISSEMBLE (verb)
evade, stall, quibble, put off, dither hide or disguise one’s motives or dissimulate, pretend, feelings deceive, feign, act, masquerade, sham, fake, bluff, counterfeit, pose, posture distribute broadcast, spread, publish, publicize, circulate
to spread information, knowledge spread, distribute, publicize, etc to many people propagate, proclaim, disperse, dissipate, broadcast lack of agreement disagreement, argument, dispute, demur, disapproval, objection. energy or squander, misspend, waste, throw away, lavish, expend, run through, go through. moral immoral, depraved, debauched, dissipated
waste (money, resources)
degenerate (lacking restraint or discipline)
DISSOLUTE (adj) DISSONANCE (noun) DISTEND (verb) DISTEND (verb) DISTORT (verb) DITHER (verb)
degenerate (lacking restraint or discipline) discord
moral immoral, depraved, debauched, dissipated disagreement, dissension, conflict, difference swell balloon, bloat, inflate, increase swell balloon, bloat, inflate, increase deform, misrepresent warp, disfigure, twist, bend, alter a state of agitation or indecision hesitate, falter, waver, vacillate, oscillate, temporize. redirect, entertain, distract deflect, switch, reroute, sidetrack, avert strip rid, deny, deprive, rob very strict in applying beliefs or dogmatic, rigid, inflexible, principles. uncompromising, unyielding, adamant, insistent, pontifical, authoritari showing determination, not giving determined, up easily purposeful persevering resolute, persistent,
DIVERTED (verb) DIVEST (verb) DOCTRINAIRE (adj)
a state of inactivity or depression depression, melancholy, gloom, glumness, downheartedness, dejection, despondency, heartache, unhappi sad or depressing miserable, dejected, woeful, mournful sad,
DOLEFUL (adj) DONNISH (adj)
sad or depressing
mournful, woeful, sad, unhappy serious and concerned with scholarly, studious, academic rather than practical academic, scholastic, matters. bookish, book-loving, intellectual, erudite, educated, le to cheat or deceive somebody betray, cheat, defraud, trick, who trusts you. hoodwink, mislead, deceive, swindle, break one's promise, to be dislo brave and resolute fearless, determined, indomitable dauntless, resolute,
very severe or stern
unfriendly, forbidding, morose, sour, gruff, dismal
The state of being dull and dullness, uninteresting. tedium, dreariness, barrenness, mundanenes harsh bleak and depressing
boringness, monotony, lifelessness, mediocrity,
DRACONIAN (adj) DREARY (adj)
cruel, oppressive, drastic dull, drab, uninteresting, flat, dry, banal, bland, insipid, colourless, lifeless, sterile, tedious,
DULCET (adj) DUN (verb) DURESS (noun)
sweet and soothing
mellifluous, euphonious, soothing, mellow to pressurize importune, solicit, petition, plague, harass, hound threats or violence used to force a coercion, compulsion, force, person to do something pressure, intimidation, threats, constraint, enforcement. to listen secretly to what other listen in, spy, people are saying. monitor, tap, record, overhear. cheerful and full of energy intrude, wiretap,
EBULLIENT (adj) ECLECTIC (adj)
cheerful, joyful, cheery, jaunty not following one style or a set of extensive, comprehensive, ideas but choosing from or using varied, diverse, catholic a wide variety. feeling or showing great rapturous, blissful, elated, enthusiasm euphoric an official order or statement decree, order command, given by somebody commandment, mandate, proclamation, pronouncement, dictum, dictate, fiat, pro behaviour that is confident and impudence, impertinence, very rude, without any feeling of cheek, insolence, audacity, shame temerity expressing pleasure or approval gushy, fulsome, enthusiastic in an unrestrained way expressing pleasure or approval gushing, gushy, in an unrestrained way unrestrained, unreserved, extravagant, enthusiastic, ebullient, exuberant expressing emotion unrestrained way selfish an demonstrative, gushing, enthusiastic insensitive, inconsiderate, egoistic outstandingly bad or shocking appalling, terrible, awful in
ECSTATIC (adj) EDICT (noun)
EFFUSIVE (adj.) EGOCENTRIC (adj) EGREGIOUS (adj)
EGRESS (noun) ELAN (noun)
door, outlet, way out
showing great enthusiasm and flair, stylishness, elegance, energy, style and confidence grace, poise, suaveness to make out draw out, extract, evoke, bring forth fluent or persuasive in speaking persuasive, expressive, or writing articulate, fluent, strong, forceful, powerful, potent, silver-tongued, luci make clear, explain abnormally thin and weak thin, skeletal, scrawny, scraggy, angular, starved, underfed, cadaverous, shrivelled
ELICIT (verb) ELOQUENT (adj)
ELUCIDATE (verb) EMACIATED (adj)
EMANCIPATE (verb) EMBARK (verb)
free from legal social or political untie, release, unfetter, restrictions unshackle begin (a new project or course of begin, start, commence, action) undertake, venture into, launch into, institute, initiate. make more attractive misappropriate to involve adorn, emboss, beautify, embroider misuse, cheat, steal
EMBELLISH (verb) EMBEZZLE (verb) EMBROIL (verb) EMENDATION (noun)
entangle, enmesh, confuse with removal of errors and corruptions. correction, rectification; improvement, improve, enhancement, enhancing, polishing, refinement, clar famous renowned, noted, esteemed, prominent representative ambassador, envoy, agent, messenger causing people to feel strong inflammatory, controversial, emotions contentious, sensitive, delicate, difficult, problematic, touchy, awkwa be in sympathy with identify, sympathize, relate to, commune heaven, the heavens, the sky, the upper regions, the stratosphere, the azure
EMINENT (adj) EMISSARY (noun) EMOTIVE (adj)
heaven or the sky
calling for repetition of a
repeat performance, extra performance, additional performance, replay, repeat, repetition. hamper, hinder, impede
ENCUMBER (verb) ENDANGER (adj) ENDEMIC (adj)
burden, get in the way exposed to danger
imperilled, damaged, injured, jeopardized regularly found in a particular prevalent place or among a particular group of people and difficult to get rid of the fact or power of enduring determination, fortitude, something painful and long- patience, perseverance, lasting. persistence, pertinacity, resolution, stamina, str produce; cause to occur cause, create, stimulate, prompt increase the quality, value, or augment, develop, increase, extent of boost listlessness and dissatisfaction boredom, tedium, lethargy, arising from boredom. languor, restlessness, malaise, dissatisfaction a friendly relationship between understanding, two countries; an agreement. arrangement, agreement, entente cordiale, covenant, settlement, deal, alliance, treat holding someone’s attention fascinating, entrancing, enchanting, bewitching, captivating, charming, beguiling, enrapturing, deli
ENGENDER (verb) ENHANCE (verb) ENNUI (noun)
ENTICE (verb) EPITHET (noun)
tempt, allure, lure, persuade, inveigle, charm a word or phrase used to describe sobriquet, nickname, the most important quality of a byname, title, name, label, person or thing tag, designation, description. essence synopsis, précis, brief, abridgement, digest, contraction, condensation
EQUANIMITY (noun) EQUIPOISE (noun)
calmness and evenness of calmness, equability, selftemper control, poise balances of forces or interests equilibrium, balance, evenness, symmetry, parity, equality, equity, stability, steadiness, poise.
ambiguous, uncertain, indefinite, indeterminate, puzzling, doubtful, obscure, involved, hazy, waveri hermit, solitary, ascetic coenobite. corrosion, attrition, wearing down
EREMITE (noun) EROSION (noun)
a recluse. gradual wearing away
straying from the accepted course sinful, naughty, delinquent, or standards misbehaving artificial and not as good as the artificial, substitute, real thing or product imitation, synthetic, fake, false, mock, simulated, pseudo, bogus, sham, spu learned well-educated, scholarly, knowledgeable, intellectual, cultured, widely read
ESCHEW (verb) ESOTERIC (adj)
deliberately avoid doing
abstain from, refrain from, forswear, renounce intended for or understood by abstruse, obscure, arcane, only a small number of people recondite with a specialized knowledge adopt or support adopt, embrace, take up, take to, accept, welcome, back, champion, abet, encourage, prefer, aid, def
cut (a text a design) on a surface. engrave, inscribe, carve, incise, chisel, score, notch, imprint, impress, stamp, print, prink. the moral ideas and attitudes that spirit, character, belong to a particular group or atmosphere, climate, mood, society feeling, temper, tenor, flavour, essence, quintessence the code of polite behaviour in a ceremony, civility, society. conventions, courtesy, decency, politeness. using less direct words instead of polite, mild, understated, those which are harsh and blunt. softened, indirect, neutral, evasive, diplomatic, coded, newspeak sounding pleasant pleasant-sounding, sweetsounding, mellow, mellifluous, dulcet, sweet, honeyed, lyrical, silvery, si
a feeling of great happiness
ecstasy, joy, rapture, jubilation, excitement rapturous, jubilant, joyous, ecstatic, exhilarated, excited
the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease vanishing. elusive disappearing, fading away cagey, slippery, shifty, equivocal, ambiguous, vague confirmation, data, facts, verification, support, substantiation suggest, remind, induce, stir up derive, descend, develop, emerge, grow, improve, mature, modify gradually, progress, unfold aggravate, deepen, intensify dignified, esteemed, respectable infuriate, incense, anger, annoy, irritate, madden, enrage, inflame, antagonize acquit,
EVANESCENT (adj) EVASIVE (adj)
proof, indication, show
EVOKE (verb) EVOLVE (verb)
call to mind develop gradually
EXACERBATE (verb) EXALTED (adj) EXASPERATE (verb)
make worse at a high level greatly irritate
show / declare to be not guilty of clear, pardon, wrongdoing. exonerate, absolve
the act of speaking strongly and urging, encouragement, earnestly persuasion, pressure, pressurization, pushing, insistence, incitement, goadin dig up, bring out of the ground pressing very small clear quick and efficient. quick and efficient disinter, unearth critical, crucial, vital meagre, inadequate, scanty, paltry, miserly acquit, absolve, forgive, vindicate, pardon speedy, swift, quick, rapid, fast, prompt speedy, swift, quick, rapid, fast, prompt, punctual, immediate, instant, sudden, brisk
EXHUME (verb) EXIGENT (adj) EXIGUOUS (adj) EXONERATE (verb) EXPEDITIOUS (adj) EXPEDITIOUS (adj)
EXPIATE (verb) EXPONENT (noun)
make amends for a promoter of an idea or theory
atone for, redress, redeem, offset, purge promoter, proponent, supporter, model, exemplar
present and explain (a thought or present, put forward, set idea) systematically forth, proffer, offer, advance, propose, propound, frame, give an account the act of expelling, banishment removal, dismissal, discharge, rejection. debarment, exclusion, ejection, delete,
erase, remove, efface, rub out
very beautiful and delicate, highly beautiful, elegant, graceful, refined magnificent, superb. profligate, exaggerated overgenerous, excessive, grandiose, wasteful, immoderate, overstated liberate, detach, extract animated, boisterous, buoyant, eager, ebullient, effervescent. thrilled, overjoyed, happy, elated, proud
EXTRICATE (verb) EXUBERANT (adj)
wriggle out lively and cheerful
legendary, mythical, mythic, mythological, fabulous, folkloric, heroic, traditional, fictitious
invention of false information in invention, concoction, piece order to deceive people. of fiction, fiction, falsification, falsity, lie, falsehood, fib, decep treating serious issues inappropriate humour with flippant, flip, glib, frivolous, waggish, whimsical
based on or concerned with facts accurate, circumstantial, or facts. correct, demonstrable, empirical, faithful, genuine, matter-of-fact, objec based on a mistaken belief prone to mistakes erroneous, misleading, mythical, deceptive, wrong erring, errant, imperfect, flawed
FALLACIOUS (adj) FALLIBLE (adj)
FALLOW (adj) FALSETTO (noun)
when nothing is created or inactive, dormant, quiet, produced, not successful slack, slow flat, idle, static high-pitched voice above one's high voice, high-pitched normal range used by male voice, high-pitched tone, singers piercing tone, ear piercing tone. far from reality and therefore improbable, unlikely, unlikely. implausible, scarcely credible, difficult to believe, dubious, doubtful. the belief that all events are passive decided in advance by a resignation, supernatural power and humans stoicism, have no control over them. pessimism, gloom, pred acceptance, acceptance, defeatism, negativism,
incapable of being understood or enigmatic, mysterious, explained. impenetrable, incomprehensible, unfathomable, opaque, profound, deep. extreme, tiredness tiredness, exhaustion, lethargy of silly, foolish, inane, puerile
FATIGUE (noun) FATUOUS (adj) FAUX-PAS (noun)
silly and showing a lack intelligence an embarrassing blunder in a gaffe, blunder, mistake, social situation indiscretion, impropriety, solecism, gaucherie, peccadillo trying to gain favour by servile obsequious, servile, flattery or attentive behaviour sycophantic, flattering, ingratiating, unctuous lacking determination or purpose useless, worthless, incompetent, inefficient, inept, lazy, idle, slothful, indolent, shiftless, spir keen avid, ardent, enthusiastic, eager, zealous, passionate, fanatical
FETISH (noun) FETTLE (noun)
something to which a person is obsession, compulsion, obsessively devoted mania healthy; in good condition shape, trim, fitness, physical fitness, health, state of health, condition, form, repair, state, ord A long-lasting and bitter dispute animosity, and bitter dispute antagonism, conflict, dispute, grudge, hostility. untruthful, fictional
of or related to fiction
small, unimportant or difficult to trivial, petty, trifling, do. insignificant, unimportant, inconsequential, inconsiderable, negligible, p continuing faithfulness person cause or belief devilishly cruel to a loyalty, constancy, devotedness, devotion, commitment, adherence wicked, cruel, vicious, evil, nefarious, unspeakable, brutal, brutish, savage, barbaric, barbarous,
a merely nominal head, e.g. of an titular head, nominal leader, organization or government front man, cipher, token, mouth-piece, puppet, instrument, man of stra connected with the way children dutiful, devoted, loyal, behave towards their parents. faithful, compliant, respectful, dedicated, affectionate, loving. a stimulus, esp. encouragement a boost of stimulus, stimulation, boost, encouragement, incitement, incentive, impetus, inducement, motivation, skill, expertise, flair, subtlety
FINESSE (noun) FINESSE (noun) FINICKY (adj)
elegant or delicate skill elegant or delicate skill
skill, subtlety, expertise, flair, knack, panache. too concerned or worried about fussy, fastidious, punctilious, details or standards overcritical, difficult, awkward active or occurring irregularly intermittent, sporadic, spasmodic, broken, disturbed, disrupted, patchy, irregular, variable, uneven
an excessive interest in someone obsession with, or something. preoccupation with, mania for, monomania, fetish, addiction, complex, neurosis, comp very obvious and unashamed blatant, glaring, obvious, overt, conspicuous
wreckage of boats or rubbish rubbish, debris, waste, garbage. etc., that are found waste matter dross, refuge, floating on the sea or along the remains, scrap, lumber, odd shore. and ends.
have trouble doing understanding something.
or struggle mentally, be out of one’s depth, be in the dark, have difficulty, be confounded, be confuse
rise and fall irregularly in number vary, differ, shift, change, or amount. alter, waver, swing, oscillate, alternate, rise and fall completely baffled bewildered, mystified, bemused, perplexed an extra piece of information that note, marginal note, is printed at the bottom of a page annotation, comment, gloss, in a book. aside, incidental remark, digression, parenthesis. a feeling that something bad will premonition, presentiment, happen. threatening, sinister, menacing, apprehension, ominous lose or give up as a necessary surrender, relinquish, result handover, yield, sacrifice, renounce, give up very sad and lonely sad, miserable, dejected, despondent, disconsolate, abject.
FLUMMOXED (adj) FOOTNOTE (noun)
FOREBODING (noun & adj)
a thing for which someone has a strength, strong point, particular talent. speciality, talent, special ability, skill, bent, gift, claim to fame. direct and outspoken frank, direct, straightforward, honest, candid, open, sincere, straight, blunt chance, unexpected resolute, determined, full of determination, purposeful, purposive, resolved, decided, adamant, firm disturbance, quarrel, scuffle, brawl, affray, tussle, melee peevish, restless, touchy complaining, awkward, testy,
FORTUITOUS (adj) FOUR-SQUARE (adj)
happening by luck. firm and resolute
noisy disturbance or quarrel
irritable and bad tempered
bad-tempered or easily upset
grumpy, grouchy, crotchety, cantankerous, peevish evil, devil
involving a lot of energy
frantic, wild, frenzied, hectic, fraught, feverish
a state or period of uncontrolled agitation, delirium, excitement or wild behaviour derangement, excitement, fever, fit, fury, hysteria, insanity behaving in a way that shows you distressed, are unhappy or uncomfortable. miserable, uneasy, ill uncomfortable, distraught, s upset, unsettled, at ease, agitated,
behaviour that us silly or amusing lightheartedness, levity, especially when this is not jocularity, gaiety fun, suitable silliness, zaniness, giddiness, flippancy economical in the use of anything thrifty, sparing, economical, saving, careful, cautious. express strong protest protest, declaim rail, rage, rant
a person whose job is to do official, office-bearer, officeadministrative work, esp. for a holder, public servant, civil government or a political party. servant, bureaucrat, administrator. a series of shots fired at the same salvo, volley, barrage, time or quickly one after another. bombardment, cannonade, burst, blast, hail, shower, rain, stream, blitz, dis an embarrassing blunder blunder, mistake, error, slip, indiscretion, impropriety, breach of etiquette, miscalculation, gauch
deny or contradict, speak against deny, dispute, contradict, repudiate, declare untrue, challenge, oppose, contest, disprove, debunk a person’s way of walking. walk, step, stride, pace, tread, manner of walking, way of walking, bearing, carriage, comportment, annoying, vexing, infuriating, maddening, irksome
go from place to phase in search jaunt, run, roam, wander, of excitement. travel, gad, flit, range, rove, ramble, traipse, stray.
a plenty, in abundance, in profusion, in great quantity, in large numbers, by the dozen. spur, prod, motivate
GALVANIZE (verb) GAMBIT (noun)
shock or excite into action
an action or remark intended to stratagem, machination, gain an advantage scheme, tactic, manoeuvre (of a person) awkward tall, thin and lanky, rangy, wiry, stringy, bony, angular, skinny, spindly, scrawny, thin, spare, gaunt, awkward, g
reproduced (a message or muddled, jumbled, confused transmission) in a confused and misquoted, misstated distorted way. huge unpleasantly bright and showy massive, colossal gaudy, lurid, loud, overbright, harsh, glaring, violent, flashy, showy gather, collect, accumulate, amass, assemble, hoard, stockpile. being extremely talkativeness, garrulousness, loquacity, volubility, verbosity, longwindedness, chattiness, effusiv rodomontading, blustering or gawky, inelegant, graceless, ungraceful, inept descent, ancestry, descent, lineage, progeniture descent, descendants, pedigree ancestors, forebears,
GARGANTUAN (adj) GARISH (adj)
gather or collect
the state talkative.
GASCONADING (verb) GAUCHE (adj)
boasting socially awkward unsophisticated family tree
GENERATION (noun) GENESIS (noun) GENETICS (adj) GENIAL (adj)
age group, production origin the science of heredity friendly and cheerful
cohort, creation, invention, making birth, start, beginning heredity, inheritance friendly, affable, cordial, congenial, amiable, warm, approachable,
friendliness, affability, amiability
the murder of a whole race or racial killing, massacre, group of people wholesale slaughter, mass slaughter, wholesale killing, mass murder, exter type relevant to a consideration subject kind, variety, genus, sort, field under relevant, pertinent, applicable,
GENRE (noun) GERMANE (adj)
having an unhealthy interest in macabre, grisly, gruesome, death or disaster grotesque, ghastly, morbid, perverted badly made, of little value flimsy, shoddy, insubstantial, rickety, ramshackle, thrown together, makeshift, inferior, poor-quali cautiously, circumspectly, warily, charily. carefully, delicately,
in a careful or cautious manner
collect gradually sources
various obtain, get, take, draw, derive, extract, cull, garner, gather, reap, select sparkle, twinkle, glint, gleam, shimmer, glimmer, flicker, blink, wink. abundance, overabundance, plenty excess, overflow,
an excessively large supply
something absolutely true.
the truth, the whole truth, the naked truth, gospel truth, god’s truth, the honest truth degree, nuance, stage, progression, shift slope, ramp, hill, grade, rise, pitch, ascent gladdening, pleasing, satisfying gratuitous, complimentary, without payment of appreciation, gratefulness unjustified, unnecessary needless,
GRADATION (noun) GRADIENT (noun) GRATIFYING (verb) GRATIS (adj) GRATITUDE (noun) GRATUITOUS (adj)
arrangement into categories incline giving pleasure or satisfaction free thankfulness, appreciation kindness unwarranted, free
GRAVE (adj & noun)
serious, tomb, ominous, solemn
severe, weighty, momentous, crucial, critical, important, vital severity, magnitude, enormity importance, significance,
extroverted, expressive, unreserved, expansive, companionable
deep sorrow, especially caused pain, misery, unhappiness, by someone’s death heartache, anguish, angst complaint, injustice grave very serious or gloomy criticism, accusation, grumble, moan severe, serious, dire, heinous, terrible, dreadful stern, forbidding, uninviting, unapproachable, aloof, distant, formidable, strict, dour, harsh
GRIEVANCE (noun) GRIEVOUS (adj) GRIM (adj)
extremely unpleasant and gruesome, ghastly, frightful, frightening and usually connected horrid, horrifying, fearful, with death and violence. hideous, macabre, horrible, horrendous, g enjoyment or vigour enthusiasm, relish, appetite, delight, glee, pleasure, satisfaction, gratification
formed in the throat, throaty in throaty, husky, gruff, sound. gravelly, growly, growling, croaky, harsh, rough, rasping, grating, jarring, home locale, environment, territory, surroundings, habitation, haunt
a resident of or frequent visitor to regular, visitor, familiar face, a place regular, patron, frequenter, haunter used too often and therefore overused, overworked, boring vapid, stale, trite peaceful and happy serene, calm, pleasant, balmy, tranquil, mild a distinctive feature mark, sign, indicator, indication, feature, characteristic, trait, attribute, property. lacking skill when using your clumsy, bungling, hands or when dealing with incompetent, amateurish, people. inept, maladroit.
HACKNEYED (adj) HALCYON (adj) HALLMARK (noun)
having a appearance.
guilty ashamed, guilty-looking, sheepish, abashed, abject, cowed, cringing, downcast, crestfallen, woebegon
HAPHAZARD (adj) HAPLESS (adj) HARBINGER (noun)
slapdash, chaotic, jumbled, messy unfortunate unlucky, wretched, luckless, ill -fated a person or thing that announces herald, sign, indicator, or signals the approach of prelude something a person or thing that announces herald, sign of, indicator, or signals the approach of indication, signal, prelude, something portent the most committed or diehard, staunch, dedicated, uncompromising members of a committed, steadfast, hardgroup. line, dyed-in-the-wool, extreme, entrenched, not afraid to talk about somebody uncompromising, blunt, or something in an honest and forthright, frank, honest, very direct way. direct, tough, critical, condemnatory, unsparing, extremely upsetting or disturbing distressing, traumatic, upsetting, heartbreaking, heart-rending, shocking, disturbing. proud haughtiness of manner haughtiness, superciliousness, arrogance, pride loftiness,
a place where people or animals refuge, retreat, shelter, feel safe, secure and happy. sanctuary, asylum, place of safety, place of security, port in a strom, la forward progress make progress, make strides, gain ground, progress, advance, proceed, move, get on, get ahead, shape cheer, raise, comfort, reassure, console, boost, buoy, revitalize, encourage, energize, exhilarate, sincere, genuine, unfeigned, earnest, profound, deep, wholehearted, ardent, fervent, passionate
raise someone’s spirits
interrupt (a public speaker) with jeer, taunt, jibe at, disrupt, comments or abuses. interrupt, harass. boasting, bullying bragging, intimidating engaged in the pursuit of pleasure epicurean, extravagant, intemperate, luxurious, sensual, sybaritic, pleasureloving, self-indulgent dominance of one group or state leadership, dominance, over another supremacy, control preponderant influence especially leadership, dominance, of one state over others. dominion, supremacy, ascendancy, predominance, primacy, authority, sovereignt against traditional doctrine impenetrably unorthodox religious atheistic, blasphemous unyieldingly heretical, profane, deviating
HECTORING (verb) HEDONISTIC (adj)
HEGEMONY (noun) HEGEMONY (noun)
HERETICAL (adj) HERMETICALLY (adv) HETERODOX (adj)
HETEROGENEOUS (adj) HETEROGENOUS (adj) HIDEOUS (adj)
varied varied extremely ugly
mixed, diverse, assorted, various assorted, mixed, various, diverse ugly, unsightly, repulsive, repellent, revolting, gruesome, disgusting, grotesque, monstrous, grim boisterous, cheerful, cheering, entertaining, jolly, jovial, lively, merry, mirthful, rollicking, up
extremely funny or merry.
HOARY (adj) HOLISTIC (adj) HOLOCAUST (noun) HOMESPUN (adj)
of an advanced age, advanced in ancient, old, grizzled, years venerable considering the whole rather than complete, entire individual parts destruction on a mass scale destruction, devastation simple and ordinary, not coming unsophisticated, unpolished, from an expert. unrefined, plain, simple, rustic, folksy, artless, modest, natural, coa murder killing, shooting, slaughter, stabbing
of the same kind
uniform, identical, unvarying, consistent, similar, undistinguishable sharpen, make sharp, whet, grind, file, put an edge on. horrifying, frightful, fearful, awful, terrible, shocking, appalling, grim, hideous, grisly, ghastly urge exhortatory, homilectic, pedagogic moralistic, didactic,
make sharper or more efficient.
intended to strongly someone to do something in eager haste.
hastily, hurriedly, speedily, quick, fast, rapidly, swiftly, without delay, in haste, headlong, post
excessive pride or self-confidence arrogance, conceit, conceitedness, haughtiness, pride, vanity move at great speed speed, rush, race, chase, bolt, bowl, dash, careen, sweep, whizz, buzz, zoom, flash, blast, charge, wired, agitated, energetic, restless exaggeration, overstatement
HYPERACTIVE (adj) HYPERBOLE (noun) HYPODERMIC (adj & noun) HYPOTHETICAL (adj) HYPOTHETICAL (adj)
agitated an exaggerated statement
used to inject a drug or other nozzle, plunger, needle substance beneath the skin theoretical supposed, imaginary based on situations or ideas theoretical, speculative, which are possible and imagined conjectured, notional, rather than real and true imagined, supposed an idea that dominates the mind, obsession, fixation, passion, an observsion. mania, compulsion, preoccupation, enthusiasm, infatuation, addition, f
IDEE FIXE (noun)
individual or peculiar
distinctive, individual, characteristic, distinguishing, peculiar shame, humiliation, disgrace, stigma scribbled, scrawled, indecipherable
IGNOMINY (noun) ILLEGIBLE (adj)
public disgrace unreadable
destined to fall or be unlucky
doomed, blighted, condemned, damned, cursed, ill-starred, illomened, jinxed, unfortunate, hapless uninformed, ignorant, untaught, not conversant, uneducated perfectly, flawlessly, specklessly pristinely, faultlessly,
free from flaws or mistakes
present within or throughout
inherent, intrinsic, innate, latent, essential, fundamental, basic, ingrained, natural
hold captive, put under lock and confine, intern, incarcerate, key imprison, detain a situation in which no progress is deadlock, dead end, possible; a deadlock stalemate, checkmate, standstill, halt, stop without faults or mistakes flawless, unblemished, stainless faultless, spotless,
having little or no money
indigent, destitute, penniless, needy, poor, impoverished
IMPERIOUS (adj) IMPETUOUS (adj) IMPORT (noun)
expecting to be obeyed without arrogant, authoritarian, question autocratic acting or doing quickly and impulsion, motion, thrust, without thought drive, movement the implied meaning of meaning, sense, essence, something. gist, drift, purport, message, thrust, substance, sum and substance, implic done without feeling. preparation or unrehearsed, unprepared, unscripted, extempore, improvised, spontaneous, unstudied, unpremeditated,
IMPULSIVE (adj) IMPUTE (verb)
acting or done without thinking impetuously, rash, reckless, ahead incautious believe that (something) has been attribute, ascribe, assign, done or caused by someone or credit, accredit, chalk up something lack of ability or skill to do disability, incapability, something. inability, debility, impairment, indisposition, unfitness, powerlessness,
to inflame with anger, to enrage.
enrage, infuriate, anger, madden, send into a rage, outrage, inflame, exasperate, antagonize, provok relentless, continual, neverending, unremitting, ceaseless, constant, persistent developing, growing, inceptive impending, emerging,
beginning to happen or develop.
disposition, tendency, bent, bias, affection, attachment, wish, desire, liking, fancy, allurement, h secretly, undercover, anonymously insignificant, unimportant, immaterial, inessential, irrelevant, negligible, inappreciable, inconsi indisputable, indubitable
INCOGNITO (adj & adv) INCONSEQUENTIAL (adj)
in disguise not important
INCONTROVERTIBLE (noun) INCRIMINATE (adj)
not able to be denied
indicate as involved in wrong implicate, give away, doing convict, cause to look guilty
necessary for (someone) as a binding, duty. mandatory, compulsory, essential sudden attack in bad taste.
obligatory, necessary, required,
INCURSION (noun) INDECOROUS (adj)
raid, sortie into, sally against improper, unbecoming, immodest, indelicate, immoral, sh unseemly, undignified, indecent, indiscreet, penury,
poverty, impoverishment, impecuniousness, destitution
INDIGENT (adj) INDISPOSITION (noun)
very poor the state of being ill or unfit
impecunious, destitute, penniless, impoverished illness, ailment, disorder, sickness, affliction, malady, infirmity, malaise, disease, infection, up
make (someone) accept a set of brain-wash propagandize, beliefs without considering any proselytize, inculcate, realternatives. educate, persuade, convince, condition disciplin not to be unconquerable. overcome, invincible, unconquerable, unbeatable, unassailable, impregnable, invulnerable, unsurpassable, unsha unquestionable, undoubtable, undeniable, irrefutable, sure, certain
impossible to doubt
INEBRIATION (noun) INEPTITUDE (noun) INFALLIBLE (adj)
intoxication, insobriety, tipsiness the quality or the state of being unskilled, clumsy, all thumbs incompetent incapable of making mistakes or foolproof, watertight, being wrong reliable, surefire, flawless, dependable, fail-safe extremely small minute, tiny, minuscule, extremely small, microscopic, indiscernible, imperceptible, inappreciable
INFLUX (noun) INFRINGE (verb)
the arrival or entry of large inundation, inrush, stream, number of people or things flood, incursion break (a law, agreement etc) contravene, violate, transgress, break, breach, disobey, defy, flout, overstep, exceed pouring introduction, instillation, implantation very suitable for a particular inventive, creative, purpose and resulting from clever imaginative, original, clever, new ideas innovative, resourceful, gifted, enterprising innocent and unsuspecting naiveté, simplicity, trustfulness innocence, sincerity,
INFUSION (noun) INGENIIOUS (adj)
INGRATE (noun & adj) INGRATIATE (verb) INHIBIT (verb) INIMICAL (adj)
an ungrateful person. Gratis: free ungrateful, unthankful, unappreciative to make acceptable by conscious charm, win, captivate effort slow down, stop restrain, reduce, stall, hinder, hamper tending to obstruct or harm harmful, injurious, detrimental, deleterious, pernicious, damaging, hurtful, dangerous, destructive,
an official order given by a court order, ruling, direction, of law which demands that directive, command, something must or must not be instruction, demand, decree, done edict, dictum. inborn, natural not harmful or offensive natural, native, instinctive, intrinsic, inherent inoffensive, unobjectionable, unexceptionable, unoffending, harmless, mild, peaceful, gentle, tame,
INNATE (adj) INNOCUOUS (adj)
a remark which makes an indirect insinuation, implication, hint, reference to something suggestion, intimation, overtone an official investigation to find out inquiry, examination, the cause of somebody’s death inquisition, post-mortem especially when it has not happened naturally an official inquiry to gather the inquiry, investigation, facts relating to an incident. inquisition, probe, review, study, survey, analysis, exploration, scrutiniza eagerly prying voracious seeking knowledge, questioning, inquiring, interested, nosy, probing, intrusive unquenchable, ravenous, unappeasable avid, greedy,
INSCRUTABLE (adj) INSENTIENT (adj)
impossible to understand or enigmatic. mysterious, interpret inexpressive not having perception, incapable inanimate, lifeless, inorganic of sensation inert, insensate, unconscious, comatose, anaesthetized, desensitised, sinister menacing, dangerous proceeding in a gradual and stealthy, harmful way surreptitious, crafty imply subtle, subtle, sneaking,
INSIDIOUS (adj) INSIDIOUS (adj)
INSINUATE (verb) INSOLENT (adj) INSOMNIA (noun) INSOUCIANT (adj) INSURGENT (adj & noun)
suggest, hint, indicate, intimate rude and disrespectful impertinent, impudent, impolite, uncivil the condition of being unable to wakefulness, restlessness sleep lacking concern untroubled, blasé, heedless, nonchalant rebellious, rebel uprising, dissatisfied, insurrectionary
insoluble, impossible, intractable, undefeatable, overwhelming
INSURRECTION (noun) INTERCESSION (noun)
a violent uprising against authority uprising, rebellion intervening on behalf of another mediation, intermediation, negotiation, arbitration, conciliation, intervention, interceder, arbitra provisional, intervening, pro tem, acting provisional, intervening, pro tem, acting throw in, exclaim, interpolate, speak, interpose, cut in interferes in intruder, encroacher, trespasser, invader, infiltrator, unwanted person, uninvited guest, immigrant, ceaseless, everlasting, incessant, perpetual, neverending discontinuous, blinking, flashing, sporadic, broken, alternating detain, hold, confine
INTERIM (adj & noun) INTERIM (adj) INTERJECT (verb)
temporary temporary butt in
a person who another's affairs.
INTERN (verb) INTERPOLATE (verb)
to add something to a piece of insert, interpose, introduce, writing implant, add, incorporate rebellion mutiny, rebellion, uprising, rising, revolt mediate, intercede, get intrude, happen arbitrate, involved,
INTIMIDATE (verb) INTONATION (noun)
bully, frighten, coerce, terrorize, overawe, daunt the rise and fall of the voice in accent, delivery, inflection, speaking modulation, sound, pronunciation, speechpattern, pattern, tone stubborn, difficult inflexible, obdurate, obstinate, pig-headed, wilful
refusing to change one’s views or inflexible, unbending, behaviour uncompromising, unshakable, resolute, stubborn, obdurate
heroic, bold, brave, courageous, daring, gallant, valiant
arouse the curiosity or interest of interest, fascinate, attract, draw, lure, tempt, tantalize, tempt, rivet, absorb, engross flood swamp, overwhelm, deluge, engulf, submerge to make someone or something harden, toughen, seasoned, get used to something unpleasant habituate, familiarize so that they are no longer strongly affected by it. strongly abusive language or critical abuse, insult, vituperation, expletive, swearing, curse, denunciation, censure, revilement, vilifica cajole, wheedle, wax, persuade, convince, talk, tempt energizing, reviving, bracing, enlivening,
INUNDATE (verb) INURE (verb)
persuade by trickery or flattery
INVESTITURE (noun) INVIGORATING (adj)
installation inauguration making somebody feel healthy revitalizing, and full of energy. refreshing, verifying, rejuvenating, restor unbeatable
unshakable, unassailable, unconquerable, indomitable, insuperable, impregnable, indestructible call up, pray to, raise, cite reflex, reflexive, automatic, knee-jerk, mechanical, unconditioned, spontaneous, instinctive, instin bit, mite, speck, scrap, shred, ounce, scintilla, atom, jot, title, whit, little bit, particle, frac irritable, short-tempered, dyspeptic, cantankerous irritating, annoying, vexing, vexatious, galling, exasperating, displeasing, grating, disagreeable, repeat, recapitulate, go over again, rehearse, restate, reiterate.
INVOKE (verb) INVOLUNTARY (adj)
appeal to, evoke, bring into play done without conscious control.
an extremely small amount.
IRASCIBLE (adj) IRKSOME (adj)
bad tempered tedious and annoying
do or say repeatedly.
ITINERANT (noun & adj)
wandering, roving, roaming, nomadic, peripatetic
tired out or lacking enthusiasm, weary, fatigued, sapped having had too much of something. feeling or showing distaste or jealousy prejudice, bitter, resentful, cynical, soured, distorted, disenchanted, pessimistic, sceptical. boring, tedious, dreary, mundane, commonplace, routine danger, endangerment, vulnerability peril, insecurity,
dull and uninteresting
danger of loss or harm
something said or done to amuse joke, witticism, funny people. remark, gag, quip, sally, pun, play on words. throw overboard get rid of, throw away, chuck out, discard, ditch, abandon for one’s chauvinism, xenophobia, isolationism, sectarianism, hawkishness, militarism, belligerence, bellicosi jocular, cheerful gaiety, cheerfulness, cheeriness, merriment, happiness, joy, lightheartedness, jolliness, joviality prudent
JOCOSE (adj) JOIE DE VIVRE (noun)
playful or humorous exuberance, literally joy of living
JUDICIOUS (adj) JUNCTION (noun) JUNCTURE (noun) JUNCTURE (noun)
sensible a join; connection; crossroads
intersection, link, joint, seam point in time; a convergence of stage, moment, occasion events a particular point or stage in an point, point in time, time, activity moment, stage, period, phase the authority to administer justice or exercise power, authority, field good reason, rationale validation, rationalization, excuse, explanation silly and more typical of a child childish, immature, puerile, than an adult callow, inexperienced
JUSTIFICATION (noun) JUVENILE (adj)
a small item kept in memory of memento, souvenir, the person who gained it or reminder, something to originally owned it. remember someone by, relic, remembrance, memorial, token. cognate, congenial related, allied, connected, comparable, similar, like, alike, parallel, associated, corresponding, c and prostrate oneself, bow, bowdown before, genuflect, bow and scrape, pay homage, show reverence, show prestige, cachet, glory, honour, status, standing, distinction, prestigiousness, fame, celebrity, re protracted, lengthy, backbreaking, painstaking contrived, stiff, strained, forced, unnatural, artificial, mannered, studied, affected, overdone, he tearful, weeping, crying, teary, sobbing, woeful, unhappy, depressed, miserable
be excessively meek obedient towards someone
praise and honour
LABORIOUS (adj) LABOURED (adj)
difficult, arduous not natural or unprepared
tearful or sad
not showing enough care or careless, lazy, lax, enthusiasm. unenthusiastic, lukewarm, indifferent using very few words brief, concise, terse, incisive, compendious to feel or express great sadness bemoan, bewail, deplore, or disappointment about regret, rue somebody or something. ridiculed satirized, mocked
LACONIC (adj) LAMENT (verb)
LAMPOONED (verb) LAPSE (noun & verb) LARCENY (noun)
a slight error; become void or no slip, momentary failure, longer valid come to an end, gap the crime of stealing something theft, stealing, robbery, from somebody; an occasion pilfering, thievery, when this takes place purloining, burglary, misappropriation theft of personal property stealing, robbery, pilfering, thievery, purloining, burglary, housebreaking. generosity, bountifulness, benefaction liberality, bounty,
physical or mental weariness
lethargy, weariness, sluggishness, sloth, apathy
listlessness, languor, enervation,
not strict severe or careful enough slack, slipshod, negligent, about rules or standards of neglectful, heedless, behaviour unmindful the amount of freedom to move or freedom, scope, latitude, act that is available. liberty, flexibility, independence, licence something handed down by a bequest, inheritance, predecessor. heritage, bequeathal, bestowal, benefaction, endowment, gift, patrimony, heirl a person who receives money or beneficiary, inheritor, heir, property heiress, recipient, receiver, payee, assignee skilful use of one’s hands when sleight of hand, juggling, performing tricks. conjuring, magic, wizardry, illusion, dexterity. readable intelligible, understandable, decipherable, comprehensible, clear
a large number of people of one horde, host, throng, particular group. multitude, crowd, drove, mass, mob, rabble, gang, swarm, flock, herd, body, pac related to being lawful or legal lacking energy and enthusiasm. calm and sensible lawful, reasonable apathetic, idle, inactive, indolent lazy. practical, realistic, prudent, circumspect, pragmatic, wise, reasonable, sober -
LEGITIMATE (adj) LETHARGIC (adj) LEVEL-HEADED (adj)
LEVITATE (verb) LEVITY (noun) LEXICON (noun) LIBEL (noun)
rise and float in the air
lack of serious thought; light- humour, cheerfulness, heartedness jokiness, flippancy dictionary glossary, word list character assassination defamation, calumny, misrepresentation, scandal mongering open-minded, generous tolerant, broadminded, moderate, freethinking, laissez-faire, noninterventionist
LIBERATE (verb) LIBERTINE LIBERTINE (noun) LIMPID (adj)
set free; free from conventional unshackle, unfetter, free ideas about behaviour. a person who lives an reprobate, debauchee, irresponsible and immoral life hedonist a person who lives an debauchee, profligate, irresponsible life lecher clear and transparent lucid, clear, plain, understandable, intelligible, comprehensible, perceptible, coherent dialect, a common language used lingo, among people whose native argot languages are different language, dialect,
LINGUA FRANCA (noun)
a long boring account of a series recital, repetition, list, listing, of events, reasons etc. catalogue, roll, inventory. taking words in their usual or honest, accurate, exact, primary sense without metaphor unembroidered, or allegory unembellished, plain able to read and write causing hatred or disgust cultured, erudite, learned, literary, knowledgeable hateful, detestable, abhorrent, repulsive, odious, repugnant, repellent, disgusting, revolting. backdrop
LITERATE (adj) LOATHSOME (adj)
LOCALE (noun) LODESTAR (noun)
the scene of an event
a principle that guides guide, guiding light, guiding somebody’s behaviour or actions. star, role model, model, luminary, exemplar, ideal, inspiration; crit with one side lower or smaller asymmetrical, uneven, than the other unequal, askew, crooked wordy talkative, garrulous, rambling, long-winded, effusive day dreamer dark and threatening. not highly intellectual or cultured fantasizer, romantic overcast, dark, leaden, grey, cloudy, gloomy mass-market, tabloid, pop, popular, intellectually undemanding, lightweight, easy to understand, acc cogent, coherent, logical, reasoned, simple, plain
LOPSIDED (adj) LOQUACIOUS (adj)
LOTUS-EATERS (noun) LOURING (adj) LOWBROW (adj)
clear, sane, articulate
money obtained dishonest means
through money, cash, funds, capital, finance, riches, wealth, spoils, ill-gotten gains, profit, gain, procee comical, foolish, stupid, farcical, nonsensical, preposterous mournful, gloomy, sad, doleful or leading light, inspiration, leader, expert, master, dignitary, celebrity, public figure, legend
LUGUBRIOUS (adj) LUMINARY (noun)
sad and dismal a person who influences others inspires
LUNATIC (noun) LUSTROUS (adj) MACABRE (adj)
an insane person glossy, gleaming, radiant, shimmering, glistening unpleasant and strange because gruesome, grisly, grim, gory, connected with death and morbid, ghastly frightening things scheming plotting, cunning, crafty
MACHIAVELLIAN (adj) MACHINATIONS (noun)
secret and complicated plans, schemes, plots, intrigues, especially to gain power. conspiracies, designs, plans, devices, ploys, ruses, tricks, wiles. a situation upheaval. of confusion or turbulence, tumult, turmoil, uproar, commotion, disorder, jumble, disarray, chaos and wonderful, outstanding, superlative, glorious noble, honourable brilliant, bravura, splendid, generous,
large hearted and forgiving
MAGNATE (noun) MAGNILOQUENCE (noun)
a wealthy and influential person, tycoon esp. in business the ability to speak in a grand or grandiloquence, loftiness, bombastic style grandiosity, pompousness, pomposity, pretentiousness, bombast, rhetoric, work of art masterpiece, tour de force, work of genius, stunning success, cinema etc.,
MAGNUM OPUS (noun)
to injure somebody seriously, injure, wound, hurt, cripple, causing permanent damage to disable, put out of action, their body. lame, incapicitate, impair, mar, mutilate, the most important part of motive, motivation, impetus, something, the most important driving force, incentive, influence on something. impulse, cause, prime mover, reason, origin, the ideas and opinions that are normal, conventional, thought to be normal because ordinary, orthodox, they are shared by most people. conformist, accepted, established recognized, common, usua awkward incomplete, gawky, clumsy, ungainly, gauche, inept, lumbering
incorrect usage of words
a person who is dissatisfied and troublemaker, mischiefrebellious maker, agitator, dissentient, dissident, rebel, discontent complainer, grumbl wickedness malicious meaning or meant to do harm ill will, malice, evil wicked, spiteful, mean wicked, mean, nasty, cruel spiteful,
MALEVOLENCE (noun) MALEVOLENT (adj) MALICIOUS (adj)
MALIGN (verb & adj)
damaging, smear, hurtful, criticize
MALIGNANT (adj) MANDATE (noun)
evil command, order, charge
hateful, nasty, mean, malevolent, wicked authorization, order, permission, consent and command compulsory, obligatory
MANDATORY (adj) MANGLE (verb)
required by rule or law
to hack, tear, or crush into a mutilate, maim, disfigure, misshapen state. damage, injure, crush, crumple, hack, cut about, lacerate.
push or drag (someone) roughly
jostle, shove, hustle, handle roughly, push, pull; maltreat, ill-treat, mistreat, abuse, maul, moles
to show something clearly, display, show, exhibit, especially, a feeling, an attitude or demonstrate, evince, reveal, a quality express, declare a public declaration of policy proposal, program
control or influence in a clever or exploit, control, influence, underhand way manoeuvre, engineer, steer, direct, orchestrate, choreograph a carefully planned scheme or intrigue, gambit, scheme action going around a place in search of predatory, rapacious, things to steal or people to attack thieving, vulturine, plundering a sailor to feel astonishment sailor, seafarer, seaman be amazed, be astonished, be surprise, be awed, wonder, stare, gape, be dumbfounded, admire, applaud pretend to be, pose as, impersonate, simulate profess to be ramble, prattle, prate, blether, blither, drivel, rattle, chatter, jabber, gabble, babble
MANOEUVRE (noun) MARAUDING (adj)
MARINER (noun) MARVEL (verb)
MASOCHISTIC (adj) MASQUERADE (verb)
hurting or harming oneself a pretence
talk in a rambling way
MAVERICK (noun) MAWKISH (adj)
an unconventional or independent individualist, rebel, minded person dissident, dissenter sentimental in an excessive way sentimental, over-emotional, cloying, sickly, saccharine, sugary, syrupy, sickening, nauseating, mau confusion and fear, usually chaos, disorder, confusion, caused by violent behaviour or by havoc, bedlam, some sudden shocking event. pandemonium, tumult, uproar, turmoil, madness, maelstrom, interfere with something that is tinker, intrude, butt in, pry not one’s concern.
fond of interfering in others offairs interfering, meddling, intrusive, prying, inquisitive, officious, importunate. of only average or fairly low average, ordinary, quality pedestrian, commonplace varied mixture mixture, medley, blend, mix, miscellany, diversity, collection tumult, disturbance, rumpus, commotion, disorder, brawl, fracas, fight, fray genial, jovial, jolly, cheerful, happy, merry exaggerated, histrionic, extravagant, over-dramatic, overdone, over-sensational, theatrical
a confused fight
relaxed and good humoured.
too dramatic or exaggerated
an account written by a public account, historical account, figure of his/her life and history, record, chronicle, experiences. annal(s), commentary, narrative, story, rep motivated chiefly by the desire to money-oriented, grasping, make money greedy, avaricious, acquisitive, covetous, venal, materialistic often changing or reacting in a volatile, capricious, way that is unexpected temperamental, excitable, fickle spell bound captivated
MESMERISED (verb) METTLE (noun)
spirit and strength in the face of fortitude, spirit, tenacity, difficulty resolve, determination, resolution, indomitability, spirited; brave gritty, fearless, courageous
METTLESOME (adj) MIDDLING (adj)
second – rate, of average size, average, standard, normal, quality, status etc ordinary a person’s social environment environment, background, backdrop, setting, context, atmosphere, scene, location, locale, conditions menacing baleful, warning, ominous
MINUSCULE (adj) MIRTHFUL (adj)
extremely small in high spirits
tiny, minute, microscopic, little, micro, miniature merry, high-spirited, cheerful, cheery, hilarious, gleeful, jocular muddy, oozy, slushy, slimy, swampy, marshy, boggy, fenny, sodden, slushy, saturated, squelch misunderstanding, mistake, error, misinterpretation, misconstruction, misreading, misjudgement, misc
very muddy or baggy
a mistaken belief
an action that unacceptable
or wrongdoing, evil deed, crime, felony, misconduct, offence calamity, disaster, misfortune, catastrophe epistle, note, notification, communication, memo, memorandum little bit, small amount, particle, degree, speck, fragment, scrap, crumb, grain, morsel
MISHAP (noun) MISSIVE (noun)
accidental and unfortunate letter
small quantity of something
MODUS OPERANDI (noun)
a way of operating or doing method of working, method, something. way, manner, technique, style, procedure, approach, course of action, met an obsession with one thing. obsession, fixation, idea, ruling passion, consuming passion, mania, compulsion, fetish, preoccupati boredom, tedium, dullness, uniformity, ennui, sameness
MORAL FIBRE (noun)
the inner strength to do what you resolution, fortitude, resolve, believe to be right in difficult backbone, spine, mettle, situations. firmness of purpose. a complicated situation confusion, chaos, muddle, tangle, entanglement, imbroglio, jumble, clutter, mire caustic, trenchant, acerbic, sardonic biting,
MORES (noun) MORES (noun)
customs and conventions of traditions, practices, habits, community usages the customs and behaviour that customs, conventions, are considered typical of a traditions, practices, particular social group or procedures, habits, usages community at the point of death, losing waning, obsolescent, seen effectiveness and about to end. better days a quack seller of remedies swindler, charlatan, fraud, fraudster, imposter, trickster, racketeer, hoaxer, sharper, quack diverse, numerous, various, varied, diversified, multiple, multitudinous, multiplex, manifold diverse, many, numerous, varied, various, diversified, multitudinous, multiple, manifold, multifacet generosity, bountifulness, magnanimity, lavishness, liberality grey, leaden, dull, dim, overcast, cloudy muffled, faint, indistinct, quiet, soft softened, low, dull; hushed, whispered, lowered, stifled, su damage to mangle, maim, disfigure, butcher, dismember, tear apart, lacerate, cripple, lame, disable,
having great variety
having great variety.
MURKY (adj) MUTED (adj)
dark and gloomy muffled sound.
cause a serious (something)
MYRMIDONS (noun) NADIR (noun) NAÏVE (adj)
faithful followers hirelings the worst moment of a particular the lowest point, lowest situation level, rock-bottom lacking experience, wisdom or innocent, unsophisticated, judgement artless, ingenuous, inexperienced, guileless, unworldly self admiring person self-obsessed, conceited
NARCISSIST (noun) NASCENT (adj)
just coming into existence and growing, embryonic, beginning to develop incipient, young, fledgeling, evolving, emergent, rising, dawning
witchcraft or black magic.
sorcery, (black) magic, witchcraft, wizardry, occultism, enchantment, divination, demonology, voodoi sinful, evil, iniquitous, villainous, criminal, heinous, atrocious counteract, undo, reverse, contradict, wipe out, -ify, disprove, make invalid partiality, patronage,
wicked or criminal
cancel out, deny
undue favouritism to one's favouritism, relations and close friends. partisanship, unfairness
NERVE - RACKING (only)
making you feel very nervous and stressful anxious, worrying, worried. fraught, nail-biting, tense, difficult, trying, worrisome, disquieting, annoyed irritated, cross, put out, irked, galled, vexed, exasperated, infuriated, upset, displeased, offende complain, object, moan, fuss, nag, carp, cavil, grumble, grouse
criticize in a petty way
the belief that nothing has any negativity, cynicism value, especially religious and moral principles perfect bliss and release from paradise, heaven, Eden, karma, attained by the extinction bliss, blessedness, ecstasy, of individuality. joy, peace, serenity, tranquillity, enlightenme very unpleasant disagreeable, displeasing, abhorrent distasteful, obnoxious,
NONCHALANT (adj) NON-COMMITTAL (adj)
calm, cool, unconcerned, collected, composed showing what one thinks or which evasive, equivocal, side one supports temporizing, guarded, circumspect, wary, careful, prudent having no interesting or unusual undistinguished, featureless, features or qualities characterless, ordinary, commonplace a person without any special unimportant person, person qualities, who has not achieved of no importance, person of anything important. no account, nobody, cipher, man of straw, not
a person or thing having no match incomparable, matchless, or equal. unrivalled, unparalleled, peerless, unmatched, inimitable, unique, consumma surprised and confused as to how surprised, stunned, to react dumbfounded, confounded, astounded, astonished, amazed favourite method for improving remedy, cure, prescription, something. answer, magic formula, recipe for success based on a guess, estimate or hypothetical, theoretical, theory; not existing in reality. speculative, conjectural, suppositional, putative, conceptual, abstract, people who have recently the new rich, parvenus, become rich and who like to arrivistes, upstarts, social display their wealth in an obvious climbers, vulgarians. or tasteless way. the period or state of being a probationary period, novice esp. in a religious order. probation, trial period, test period, apprenticeship, training period, trainees harmful or very unpleasant toxic, poisonous, deadly, lethal, venomous, injurious, deleterious
NOVEAU RICHE (pl.noun)
a very slight difference in fine distinction, subtle meaning, expression, sound etc. distinction, shade, shading, gradation, variation, modulation, degree, subt of no value worthless, unimportant, inconsequential, valueless, trifling, trivial, insignificant, meaningless adamant, unbending, immovable,
stubbornly refusing to change stubborn, one’s mind inflexible, unyielding, obstinate to muddle or confuse destroy completely
OBFUSCATE OBLITERATE (verb)
disguise, complicate, conceal destroy, wipe out, annihilate, exterminate, extirpate, demolish, eliminate, eradicate, kill, decimat
a state in which you are not unconsciousness, aware of what is happening insensibility, stupor, around you, usually because you stupefaction, are unconscious or asleep. senselessness, blankness, darkness, coma, blac very unpleasent flattering offensive, detestable, nasty servile, slavish, sycophantic, cringing, deferential, grovelling, spineless, crouching declining, disappearing waning,
OBNOXIOUS (adj) OBSEQUIOUS (adj)
noisy and difficult to control
unruly, unmanageable, disorderly, rowdy, uncontrolled, truculent, turbulent, uproarious, tumultuous
noticeable in an unwelcome way. conspicuous, prominent, noticeable, obvious, pronounced, unmistakable, intrusive close up or block a strange person or thing. extremely unpleasant block up, obstruct, clog, choke eccentric, crank, misfit, maverick, nonconformist. repulsive, repugnant, disgusting, offensive, abominable revolting, repulsive, repellent, repugnant, disgusting, offensive disgust, abhorrence, repugnance, revulsion, repulsion, loathing, detestation, hatred, hate, execrati journey, voyage, trek, travels, quest, crusade, pilgrimage, wandering, journeying.
OCCLUDE (verb) ODDITY (noun) ODIOUS (adj)
widespread hatred or disgust
a long eventful journey.
different from what most people unconventional, unorthodox, expect. unusual, eccentric, outre, idiosyncratic, strange, bizarre, weird, pecul asserting authority overbearing way in an dictatorial, overzealous meddlesome,
incongruous, unsuitable, discordant, out of place, out of keeping, jarring, dissonant, inharmonious
OMNIPOTENT (adj) OMNIVOROUS (adj) ONEROUS ONSLAUGHT (noun)
invincible, unstoppable, supreme A creature that can eat every thing. involving much effort and difficulty arduous, difficult, heavy, tiring, tedious a fierce or defensive attack assault, attack, offensive, aggression, advance, charge, onrush, rush responsibility obligation, burden, duty
ONUS (noun) OPALESCENT (adj)
like or of an opal displaying a fire multi-coloured, many-hued, play of colours. prismatic, rainbow-like, kaleidoscopic, iridescent, lustrous, shimmering, generous and giving willingly. generous, magnanimous, charitable, benevolent, beneficial, big-hearted, munificent, bountiful, liber propitious, advantageous, brutal, crushing,
done or occurring at an especially auspicious, convenient or appropriate time favourable, right causing distress or anxiety
harsh, cruel, repressive, tyrannical
OPULENCE (noun) ORACULAR (adj)
luxury and grandeur hard to interpret
richness, luxuriousness, grandiosity, splendour enigmatic, cryptic, abstruse, unclear, obscure, confusing, mystifying, puzzling, perplexing
resorting to some activity in an debauched, wild, riotous, excessively frenzied manner. wanton, abandoned, dissolute, depraved, bacchanalian, saturnalian (of a person’s voice) deep and deep, sonorous, strong, impressive powerful, full-toned, rich, clear, round, resonant, reverberating. a person who strengthens teeth; corrects irregularities in teeth apparent perceived, professed, seeming, superficial, alleged, supposed
exclude from a society or group
exclude, shun, spurn, reject, repudiate, boycott
a reaction of anger or strong shout, exclamation, cry, yell, protest shown by people in public. howl, whoop, roar, scream, shriek, screech. strange or unfamiliar weird, queer, offbeat, freakish, grotesque, zany, eccentric, bizarre, fantastic, unusual ban, bar, prohibit, forbid, veto, embargo, boycott, make illegal, disallow, proscribe, interdict. old-fashioned, outdated, outworn, dated ancient, archaic, antiquated, obsolete, disused, behind the weird, queer, outlandish, offbeat, freakish, grotesque
no longer fashionable or useful
unusual and rather shocking
very unusual shocking
slightly weird, queer, outlandish, offbeat, freakish, grotesque, quirky, zany, eccentric start, starting point, beginning, arrival, birth, origin, inception, conception, opening, launch, in
from the beginning
OVATION (noun) OVERHAUL (verb)
long, enthusiastic applause examine and repair
of laurels tribute, cheers service, maintain, repair, mend, fix up, rebuild, patch up, renovate, revamp, remodel, recondition,
approaches made with the aim of opening move, conciliatory opening negotiations or move, approach, advances, establishing a relationship feeler, signal, proposal, offer, tender, sugges showing too much confidence or overconfident, conceited, pride. cocksure, smug, haughty, supercilious, disdainful, lofty, patronizing, arr
in an overemotional state, with tense, agitated, nervous, highly strained nerves. edgy, edge, keyed up, worked up, neurotic, overexcited, beside oneself, di a very large animal with thick skin peace-loving peaceable, non-violent, nonaggressive, mild, gentle plaudit, exaltation, extolment, encomium thanks giving
PACHYDERM (noun) PACIFIC (adj)
song of praise
PAEANS (noun) PAGEANTRY (noun)
prayers offered in praise
elaborate or sumptuous show or spectacle, display, display. ceremony, ceremoniousness, magnificence, pomp, glory, splendour, grandeur, glamo pale, especially because of poor pale, white, pasty, wan, health ashen cure-all universal remedy, solution, cure, magic potion, answer impressive or flamboyant flair, elan, vivacity, gusto confidence of style or manner prevalent over a whole country or endemic the world chaos bedlam, uproar, mayhem, racket evil, controversial acting that is unaccompanied by words irrationally anxious suspicious, mistrustful, distrustful, fearful, insecure the state of equivalent. being equal or equality, equivalence, uniformity, sameness, consistency, correspondence, congruity, congruence, lev dire, bad, dreadful, awful, terrible, appalling insular, limited,
PALLID (adj) PANACEA (noun)
PANACHE (noun) PANDEMIC (adj) PANDEMONIUM (noun) PANDORA’S BOX (noun) PANTOMIME (noun) PARANOID (adj)
having a narrow outlook or range narrow-minded, narrow, conservative.
any sudden violent action
spasm, attack, fit, burst, bout, convulsion, seizure, outburst, outbreak, eruption, flare–up, access
PARSIMONIOUS (adj) PAST MASTER (noun)
extremely unwilling to spend miserly, mean, niggardly, money frugal a person who is very good at expert, virtuoso, master, something because they have a wizard, genius, artist, old lot of experience in it. hand, adept, professional, doyen, veteran, mae aristocratic having love for one’s country a minor sin or fault financia having to do with money dull and boring noble, titled, posh nationalist, jingoist, partisan, compatriot misdemeanour, misdeed, infraction, error, slip economic, fiscal economic, fiscal tedious, uneventful, wearisome monotonous, tiresome,
PATRICIAN (adj & noun) PATRIOTIC (adj) PECCADILLO (noun) PECUNIARY (adj) PECUNIARY (adj) PEDESTRIAN (adj)
a strong liking
liking, fondness, preference, taste, relish, appetite, partiality, soft spot, love, passion, desire,
feeling sorrow and regret for repentant, contrite, regretful, having done wrong remorseful, sorry, apologetic, rueful expressing deep thoughtfulness, meditative, thinking, often with some sadness brooding, pondering, contemplative, preoccupied, lost in thought extremely poor impecunious, impoverished, destitute, indigent, needy wanderings, voyages,
travel or wandering from place to travels, place journeys, expeditions
insisting on immediate attention brusque, imperious, highor obedience. handed, brisk, abrupt, summary, commanding, authoritative, dogmatic, autocr happening again and again; continual, something which is there for a everlasting very long time unceasing,
PERENNIAL (adj & noun)
that which cannot be trusted
treacherous, duplicitous, deceitful, disloyal, faithless
PERFUNCTORY (adj) PERNICIOUS (adj)
carried out with a minimum effort quick, brief, hasty, token, or thought casual having a harmful effect deadly, evil, mischievous, virulent, harmful, injurious, detrimental, preventing, pervasive, maligna to make something such as a bad presence, conserve, situation, a belief etc continue for sustain, maintain, continue, a long time. eternalize viewpoint, outlook insightful perception, standpoint, viewpoint, side, angle astute, wise, sagacious, smart, sharp discomposure, trepidation, worry, derangement, quiver, shock, turmoil, tumult, disturbance, commotio or prevalent, in pervading, extensive, omnipresent, widespread penetrating, permeating, ubiquitous, rife,
PERSPECTIVE (noun) PERSPICACIOUS (adj)
agitation, make uneasy
spreading widely present every something.
PETRIFIED (adj) PETULANT (adj)
paralysed with fear
alarmed, terrified, horrified, fossilized, scared Bad-tempered and unreasonable, peevish, bad-tempered, illespecially because you cannot do tempered, pettish, cross, or have what you want. impatient, irritable, moody, sulky, snappish, c related to the practice of helping charitable, the poor, especially by giving considerate them money calm and unemotional generous,
apathetic, cold, cool, imperturbable, lethargic, passive, placid, sluggish, stoical, stolid, torpid
A person or thing that is not bogus, not genuine, sham, genuine false, fake, fraudulent, forged, feigned, spurious, counterfeit, pseudo; i the shape and features of a face, features, countenance, person's face. profile, expression, facial expression
PIECE DE RESISTANCE (noun) the most important or impressive masterpiece, magnum opus, feature of a creative work masterwork, tour de force, showpiece, prize, gem, jewel, jewel in the crow PIFFLING (adj) trivial or unimportant inadequate, insufficient, tiny, small, minimal, trifling, paltry, pitiful, miserly, miserable, negli
to hold or tie somebody especially hold down, pin down, press by their arms, so that they cannot down, restrain, constrain, move. hold fast, immobilize, tie, bind, rope, fasten a person who develops new ideas developer, innovator, or techniques. ground-breaker, trailblazer, pathfinder, founder, front runner, architect expe hope or scheme that will never be fantasy, false hope, illusion, realised delusion, daydream, reverie, mirage, chimera stimulating to the mind intriguing, interesting, colourful stimulating, fascinating,
calm down, conciliate, mollify, soothe, appease, assuage calm, equable, tranquil, imperturbable, unexcitable mournful, sad, wistful, doleful, pathetic, pitiful, melancholic, sorrowful, unhappy, wretched, woefu
PLACID (adj) PLAINTIVE (adj)
not easily excited or irritated sounding sad and mournful
a comment or statement that has hackneyed, overused, been made very often before and banal, clichéd, trite, is therefore not interesting. commonplace seeming reasonable or probable credible, reasonable, believable, likely, feasible, tenable, probable, possible, conceivable, imagin uncultivated, unrefined, lowbrow, rustic, coarse, uncouth poll, referendum,
a vote by the people of a country vote, or a region on an issue that is ballot. very important.
entire or absolute
unconditional, unlimited, unrestricted, unqualified, absolute, complete, sweeping, comprehensive, pl excess, glut, superfluity, inundation surfeit, surplus,
overabundance, an excessive amount fall straight down at high speed.
PLUMMET (verb) PLUTOCRAT (noun)
plunge, tumble, drop, sink, slump a person who is powerful because rich person, capitalist, of his wealth. tycoon, magnate, nabob, millionaire, billionaire, multimillionaire, nouveau a calm and confident manner balance, equilibrium, control, grace, gracefulness, presence separation, contradiction, duality,
the situation when two difference, tendencies, opinions etc oppose opposition, each other. antithesis, antagonism
POLYMATH (noun) PONDER (verb) POPULOUS (adj)
a person with a wide knowledge pansophist, oracle of many subjects. consider carefully contemplate, deliberate, muse, brood where a large number of people densely populated, heavily live. populated, thickly populated, heavily settled, crowded, congested, packed a sign or warning that something omen, sign, indication, (important or unpleasant) is likely presage, warning, to happen. forewarning, harbinger, augury, signal, promise, threat, m put forward as a fact or as a basis imagine, conceive, for argument speculate, conjecture all succeeding generations. future generations, succeeding generations, those who come after us, the future. safe to drink strong clean, filtered forceful, powerful, effective, intoxicating, heady, compelling, persuasive mixture, assortment, collection, selection, assemblage, medley, miscellany, melange, mix, variety, m
POSIT (verb) POSTERITY (noun)
POTABLE (adj) POTENT (adj)
a mixture of things
not safe or certain
uncertain, unreliable, unpredictable, hazardous
insecure, unsure, risky,
the area around a place or area, zone, sector, district, building, often enclosed by a wall. section, quarter, region prevent rule out, stop, prohibit, disqualify, exclude intelligent bright, talented, gifted a person or thing that comes ancestor, herald, before some body or something predecessor, antecedent, pioneer, originator a preference or special liking for preference, partiality, liking, something tendency, weakness, taste a condition that makes somebody susceptibility, proneness, or something likely to behave in a tendency, liability, particular way or to suffer from a inclination, disposition, particular disease. vulnerability, weakness. decided beforehand. privilege be a sign or warning of or determined predestine, destine, fate, doom, foredoom, predetermine, prescribe choice, right, sanction, due
PRECLUDE (verb) PRECOCIOUS (adj) PRECURSOR (noun)
PREROGATIVE (noun) PRESAGE (verb) PRESCIENT (adj) PREVAIL (verb) PREVARICATE (verb) PRIGGISH (adj)
foreshadow, portend, augur, prophesy prophetic psychic, clairvoyant, discerning, perceptive triumph overcome, win through, reign, succeed avoid giving a direct answer to a be evasive, be vague, cavil, question lie, temporize a person is considered priggish if self-righteous, smug, he behaves as if he is superior to sanctimonious, moralistic, others. sententious, prudish, puritanical, prim, strait-lac relating to the earliest times in primitive, prehistoric, history ancient, archaic, primal existing at or from the beginning ancient, earliest, first, of time. prehistoric, antediluvian, antique, primeval, primitive, primal immaculate perfect, pure, spotless, faultless, unspoiled, untouched investigate, query, explore, survey, prod integrity, uprightness, rectitude
PRIMEVAL (adj) PRIMORDIAL (adj)
PROBE (noun & verb) PROBITY (noun)
an investigation honesty and decency
a natural tendency to do liking, inclination, tendency, something or to feel something, leaning, disposition, often something bad propensity, bent, bias, penchant, predispositio rigid and inflexible unbending, unyielding extravagant, imprudent, wicked, sacrilegious,
PROCRUSTEAN (adj) PRODIGAL (adj)
using money or resources in a wasteful, wasteful way improvident, thriftless blasphemous irreverent, irreligious, disrespectful
to offer something such as an offer, tender, present, advice or explanation. extend, give, submit, volunteer, suggest, propose, put forward; hold out. plentiful excessive, lavish, extravagant, liberal ancestors, forebears young , children overflowing, prodigal, abundant, forefathers, descedants,
PROGENITORS (noun) PROGENY (noun)
a thing that somebody says will forecast, happen in the future prophecy, productive, abundant
PROLIFIC (adj) PROLIX (adj) PROPENSITY (noun)
creative, inexhaustible, fruitful, plentiful tiresomely wordy and dull verbose, flowery, rambling, protracted, long-winded a tendency to behave in a certain tendency, inclination, way partiality, proclivity, predisposition, susceptibility, predilection, penchan a prediction happen about what will prediction, prognostication, augury forecast, divination,
nearness in time or space
proximity, closeness, nearness, adjacency, contiguity, vicinity. make illegal, bar, veto, disallow, rule out, exclude, forbid hero, leading role, central character
PROTEAN (adj) PROTOCOL (noun) PROTOTYPE (noun)
able to change or adapt
variable, mutable, kaleidoscopic procedure etiquette, practice, set of rules first or earlier form from which original, first example, first other forms are developed or model, master, mould, copied. template, framework, pattern, type, design, gui draw out extend, prolong, stretch out, drag out, spin out, expand, lengthen
PROTRACTED (adj) PROTRUSION (noun)
lasting longer than expected or prolonged, extended, longer than usual endless projection flange, lip, outcropping, overhang, protuberance, extension happening by chance and at a opportune, advantageous, favourable time favourable, propitious aggravation irritation, frustration, annoyance skill or expertise in a particular skilfulness, expertise, activity effectiveness, mastery, facility, ability, capability, capacity, genius, adr a person authorized to act on deputy, representative, behalf of another. substitute, delegate, agent, surrogate, attorney, ambassador false name, especially one used false name, stage name, by an author pen name, nom de plume childishly silly fatuous, infantile, inane, immature steal pilfered, looted, thieved, robbed appear to be or do, especially claim, lay claim, profess, falsely. pretend, set oneself up (as), appear, seem, allege. provide or supply (food or drink) sell, supply, provide, furnish, as one’s business cater, retail, deal in, carry, handle, auction, peddle, hawk lacking courage attractively fashioned unused or timorousness, timidity, cowardliness, fearfulness old picturesque, charming, sweet, attractive, pleasantly
PROVOCATION (noun) PROWESS (noun)
PSEUDONYM (noun) PUERILE (adj) PURLOINED (adj) PURPORT (verb)
PUSILLANIMITY (noun) QUAINT (adj)
QUARANTINE (verb & noun)
isolation imposed on those who have been exposed to an infectious disease.
QUEASY (adj) QUEER (adj) QUELL (verb) QUERULOUS (adj)
feeling nauseous strange or unusual put an end to argumentative
nauseous, nauseated, bilious, sick funny, peculiar, curious, bizarre, weird thwart, subdue, repress, suppress, abolish complaining, peevish, fretful, fretting, tetchy, censorious, disagreeable, irritable pursuit, hunt, search, expedition epitome, embodiment, personification, ideal, soul, heart, perfect example
QUEST (noun) QUINTESSENCE (noun)
a long or difficult search essence
QUINTESSENCE (noun) QUIRK (noun)
the perfect or most typical epitome, embodiment, example prototype, paragon, ideal an aspect of somebody's idiosyncrasy, peculiarity, personality or behaviour that is a oddity, eccentricity, foible, little strange. whim, notion, conceit, vagary, caprice, fan high minded and unselfish to an idealistic, romantic, impractical extent. extravagant, un business like, visionary run-of-the mill ordinary, average, normal, mainstream, modest, plain, simple
having very strong feelings about extreme, fanatical, something and acting in an overzealous, violent, unacceptable way. maniacal, wild, passionate looking very tired haggard, gaunt, holloweyed, drawn, pinched, tired, fatigued, drained, exhausted, washed out, unwell
complex results of an action or consequence, result, event. aftermath, outcome, effect, upshot, issue, sequel, complication, development, i a period of wild and violent berserk, out of control, wild, behaviour violent, frenzied, running amuck, rioting. tasting or smelling unpleasant sour, stale, rank, putrid, old
RANCID (adj) RANT (noun)
speak in a loud, angry and tirade, harangue, diatribe, forceful way. broadside, verbal onslaught. avaricious, very greedy usorious, extortionate, mercenary, materialistic
bond, understanding, affinity, link, connection, empathy
a renewal of friendly relations reconciliation, increased between two countries or groups understanding, agreement, cooperation, harmonization, softening feeling or expressing pleasure or enthusiasm great ecstatic, joyful, joyous, elated, euphoric, transported, rhapsodic, ravished, enchanted, enthusiasti rare person / thing, rare bird, wonder, marvel, nonpareil, non such, one of a kind; anomaly, curiosi devastated, ruined, wrecked, gibberish, rambling, babbling, wild talk, incoherent talk, delirium.
RARA AVIS (noun)
a rare person or thing.
RAVAGED (verb) RAVINGS (noun)
badly damaged wild talk that makes no sense.
REBUFF (verb) REBUT (verb) RECALCITRANT (adj) RECANT (verb)
reject in an abrupt or unkind way reject, spurn, refuse, decline, repudiate, disdain claim or prove to be false refute, deny, disprove, invalidate, negate obstinately disobedient defiant, rebellious, mutinous, wilful, perverse withdraw a former opinion or renounce, forswear, belief. disavow, deny, repudiate, abjure, relinquish, abandon open, alert accessible, interested, friendly approachable, sympathetic,
willing to listen to or to accept open-minded, responsive, new ideas and suggestions flexible, amenable, interested, attuned, susceptible, impressionable unusual or little known, and obscure, rare, esoteric, therefore not easily understood abstruse, arcane, recondite isolated cloistered, withdrawn, ascetic, secluded, solitary not known or understood by many obscure, abstruse, arcane, people esoteric possible course of action option, possibility, alternative, resort, hope, remedy, choice
RECLUSIVE (adj) RECONDITE (adj) RECOURSE (noun)
an accusation in response to one accusation (s), counter from someone else charge (s), counterattack (s), retaliation (s) righteousness recovering tiredness from illness integrity, morality, correctness, decency or recovering, convalescing, improving, mending, regaining, recovering evocative, suggestive, reminiscent, remindful unnecessary, extra, neeedless obstinate, stubborn, mulish, bull-headed, obdurate, headstrong, wayward, wilful, perverse, recalcitr disprove, rebut, confute, demolish, explode, debunk, discredit, invalidate
RECTITUDE (noun) RECUPERATING (adj)
strongly suggestive of
REDUNDANT (adj) REFRACTORY (adj)
superfluous stubborn or difficult to control
prove to be wrong
having to do or fit for a monarch, kingly, princely, majestic, especially in being magnificent or magnificent, splendid, noble, dignified. dignified, dominant, paramount, sovereign, government, routine rule, administration, organization, management, command, system, establishment or less revert, retrogress, relapse, lapse, backslide, slip back, drift back, subside, sink back, deteriorat restate, recap, retell answer, reply, response, retort, riposte, counter, sally
return to an earlier advanced state.
REITERATE (verb) REJOINDER (noun)
say again or repeatedly quick or witty reply
REJUVENATE (verb) RELAPSE (verb) RELENT (verb)
make (someone or something) revive, revitalize, renew, look younger or more lively regenerate, restore. fall back into a previous state deterioration, go back to finally agree to something after capitulate, yield, accede, refusing to do so initially. acquiesce, soften, melt, weaken. never stopping or weakening persistent, continuing, constant, continual, unabated, incessant
renounce, give up, part with, give away, hand over, turn over, lay down, let go of,
REMINISCE (verb) REMONSTRATE (verb)
think or talking about the past for recall, recollect enjoyment make a strongly critical protest. protest, complain, expostulate, reprimand, reproach, reprove, upbraid, berate, scold person who deserts and betrays traitor, defector, an organization, country or set of turncoat principles default on, withdraw from retract, retreat from deserter,
RENEGE (verb) REPEAL (verb)
officially cancel (a law or act of revoke, rescind, cancel, parliament) reverse, abrogate, annul, -ify, invalidate, render invalid, quash, aboli refill sated, full top off, restock, reload stuffed, complete, supplied, abounding, sated
REPLENISH (verb) REPLETE (adj)
wrong or bad and deserving deplorable, disgraceful, condemnation. discreditable, blameworthy, culpable, wrong, bad, shameful, dishonourable, to reprove severely rebuke, admonish, chastise, chide, upbraid, reprove, reproach counterattack, counterstroke, revenge, vengeance, retribution, requital, recrimination
an act of retaliation
REPROBATE (noun) REPUTE (noun) REQUITAL (noun)
a person who behaves in an rogue, rascal, scoundrel, immoral way villain, wretch, rake the opinion generally held of fame, renown, distinction, someone or something stature, eminence the act of repaying or retaliating. repayment, reward, return, payment, recompense, reparation. cancel a law, order or agreement abrogate, annul, countermand dislike, begrudge hate, not like, rail against, be offended by dislike, begrudge hate, not like, rail against, be offended by
RESCIND (verb) RESENT (verb) RESENT (verb)
elastic, hardy, hard-wearing
supple, flexible, tough, durable
elastic, hardy, hard-wearing
supple, flexible, tough, durable
RESPONSIVE (adj) RESTITUTION (noun)
to react quickly and favourably payment for injury or loss
open, approachable, reactive, alert compensation, recompense, reparation, damages, indemnity, reimbursement, repayment, remuneration. taciturn, uncommunicative, unforthcoming, restrained, quiet, silent taciturn, uncommunicative, unforthcoming, restrained, quiet, silent
a group of advisers or assistants entourage, escort, company, accompanying an important attendant, staff, personnel, person suite, aides, associates. reply angrily, angry reply rejoin, snap, rejoinder
RETORT (verb, noun)
RETROGRADE (adj) RETROGRADE (adj) RETROSPECTIVE (adj) REVERIE (noun)
going backwards; reverting to an traditional, retrospective, inferior state conservative, nostalgic retrospective unprogressive, negative, regressive looking back reflection, hindsight daydream daydream, trance, fantasy, vision, fancy, hallucination, musing, inattention regress, lapse, slip back
REVERT (verb) REVILE (verb)
to criticize somebody or criticize, censure, condemn, something in a way that shows attack, inveigh, flay how much you dislike them. a lengthy process and complicated lengthy process, fuss, bother, commotion, trouble, ado, pother retort, counter, rejoinder, sally, return, retaliation, answer, reply
quick clever reply
slightly indecent or rude
bawdy, indecent, ribald, racy, broad, earthy, spicy, suggestive, titillating, improper, naughty, ind
divided because of split, rent, ruptured, disagreements, especially in a severed, torn apart violent way to hold someone’s interest or engrossed, captivated, attention so completely that they enthralled, intrigued, cannot look away or think of spellbound, rapt, anything else. mesmerized, transfixed relating to an elaborately ornate ornate, fancy, very elaborate style of architecture, furniture etc curlicued, over elaborate, extravagant, baroque, fussy, busy, ostentat revel noisily, be uproarious. celebrate, revel, carouse, frolic, romp, have fun, make merry plump, stout, fat, corpulent, curved rosy, glowing, flushed, healthy-looking sorrowful, regretful, apologetic, sorry, remorseful, shamefaced, sheepish, contrite, repentant disruption, spoiling, ruining, wrecking, undermining, filibustering, impairment, damage, subversion. sentimental, oversentimental, over-emotional, mawkish, cloying, sickly, sugary, sickening, nauseati
ROTUND (adj) RUDDY (adj) RUEFUL (adj)
round reddish expressing regret
deliberately destroy or damage
of sickly sweetness
treating something sacred or profane, blasphemous, highly valued with great impious, sinful, irreverent, disrespect. irreligious, godless, ungodly, unholy, and disres sacred untouchable, holy, invidable
SACROSANCT (adj) SALLY (noun)
a sudden charge out of a place charge, sortie, foray, thrust, surrounded by an enemy drive, offensive, attack, raid, assault, descent, blitz good for one’s health healthy, wholesome beneficial,
beneficial because of allowing beneficial, advantageous, one to learn from experience. profitable, productive, helpful, useful, valuable, worthwhile, practical, self-righteous smug, pious, holier-thanthou the state of being very important blessedness, inviolability, and worthy of great respect. sacredness, purity the ability to stay calm in difficult composure, equanimity, circumstances equilibrium, aplomb, poise hospital infirmary, health resort, clinic, hospice showing that you think you are mocking, satirical, sarcastic, better than other people and do ironical, scornful, not take them seriously contemptuous gloomy serious or gloomy morose, glum somber, melancholic, dour, glum
SANCTIMONIOUS (adj) SANCTITY (noun)
SANGFROID (noun) SANITARIUM (noun) SARDONIC (adj)
SATURNINE (adj) SATURNINE (adj)
to walk in a leisurely manner, to stroll, amble, wander, wander about without purpose meander, drift, maunder, walk, ramble, promenade. a very knowledgeable person intellectual, scholar, sage, philosopher, thinker the faculty of knowing just what to social skill, social grace, dot and how to do it. urbanity, urbaneness, suaveness, finesse, sophistication, poise, aplomb, a proverb or wise saying. saying, maxim, proverb, aphorism, axiom, adage, motto, epigram, dictum, gnome
SAVANT (noun) SAVOIR FAIRE
a breach especially in the unity of division, split, rift, breach, a church rupture, break, separation, severance, estrangement, alienation showing or feeling contempt contemptuous, derisive, derisory, withering, mocking, scoffing, sneering, scathing, snide, disparagi survey, scan, investigation vituperative, disparaging,
SCRUTINY (noun) SCURRILOUS (adj)
close and critical examination
very rude and insulting and abusive, intended to damage somebody’s derogatory, reputation denigratory
to cause somebody sudden and great pain.
feel distress, grieve, sadden, make miserable/wretched, upset, trouble, harrow, cause anguish to, afflict bigoted, dogmatic, partial serene, tranquilize, demure, cool deskbound, sitting calm,
SECTARIAN (adj) SEDATE (adj) SEDENTARY (adj) SEDITION (noun)
related to a sect or group anesthetize, staid, dignified inactive incitement to rebellion
treason, agitation, subversion, rabble-rousing, troublemaking
an action or speech urging rabble rousing, inciting, rebellion against the authority of a agitating, fomenting, state or ruler. troublemaking, provocative, inflammatory. showing dedication and great diligent, careful, meticulous, care thorough, assiduous, attentive, industrious to remove from a group separate appearance, a show isolate, separate, set aside, keep apart isolate, keep apart, set apart, set aside impression, resemblance, façade, veneer, air
SEGREGATE (verb) SEGREGATE (verb) SEMBLANCE (noun)
SENILE (adj) SENTIENT (adj) SEQUEL (noun)
having a loss of mental abilities declining, doddery because of old age able to perceive or feel things attentive, alert, awake, responsive, conscious follow-up, development continuation, consequence, outcome, result serene, blissful. beatific, sublime, rapturous, ecstatic, joyful, rapt, ethereal, pure innocent, cherubic, saintly, a
a thing that is not as good or pretence, fake act, fiction genuine as it seems to be simulation, imposture very disorganized embarrassed shyness from shame chaotic, disorganized, muddled, confused or embarrassed, uncomfortable, selfconscious, shamefaced, ashamed
SHAMBOLIC (adj) SHEEPISH (adj)
SINE DIE (adv)
finished without a decision on the adjourned, postponed next date
only thinking about one particular determined, hell-bent, aim or goal because you are committed, unswerving, determined to achieve something. unwavering, undeviating, resolute, purposeful, set, fi seemingly evil or dangerous underhand or dishonest manner menacing, threatening, ominous, forbidding trickery, swindling, fraudulence, unscrupulousness
SINISTER (adj) SKULDUGGERY (noun)
dishonest trickery, swindling, fraudulence, unscrupulousness, underhandedness, chicanery, machinations
hide or move around in a stealthy lurk, loiter, hide, creep, way sneak, slink, sidle, slope, prowl making false statements and harmful defamatory, denigratory, disparaging, derogatory, libellous, pejorative, false, untrue, scandalous insulting, disparaging, belittling, derogatory, disrespectful, denigratory, uncomplimentary, pejorat complacent, selfcongratulatory, superior, puffedup, pleased with oneself, self-approving, well plea derogatory, insulting,
rude or disrespectful
irritatingly pleased with oneself.
disrespectful or mocking in an disparaging, indirect way deprecating, vituperative halt a temporary stay
SOJOURN (noun) SOLECISM (noun)
a breach of good manners or faux pas, gaffe, impropriety, etiquette infelicity, slip, error, blunder, miscalculation anxious care for somebody's concern, care, comfort, health or happiness. attentiveness, mindfulness, consideration, considerateness, thoughtfulness, solicitou loneliness sad and serious privacy, seclusion, isolation dark, dull, drab, dingy, shady, restrained, solemn
SOLITUDE (noun) SOMBRE (adj)
very solemn or serious
solemn, earnest, serious, grave, sober, unsmiling, poker-faced, stern, grim, dour, humourless, gloom drowsy, dozy drowsy, dozy
SOMNOLENT (adj) SOMNOLENT (adj) SONOROUS (adj) SOPHISTRY (noun)
sleepy sleepy loud
deep, resonant, echoing, booming the use of clever logic to make sophism, fallaciousness, people believe that something is equivocation right when actually it is not causing drowsiness or sleep somnolent, sedative, calmative, tranquilizing, narcotic, opiate, drowsy, sleepy, somniferous
involving dishonest or immoral sleazy, seamy, unsavoury, actions and motives shoddy, vile, foul, tawdry, debased, degenerate, corrupt, dishonest. expressing deep sadness or love emotional, deep, deeply felt, profound, fervent, heartfelt, sincere, passionate, meaningful, signifi thin frugal scarce, meagre, bare, light
SPARSE (adj) SPARTAN (adj) SPASMODIC (adj)
abstemious, economical, austere happening suddenly for short intermittent, fitful, irregular, periods of time, not regular or sporadic, erratic, occasional, continuous. infrequent periodic seemingly reasonable, actually wrong. a haunting fear or premonition. but misleading, deceptive, false, fallacious, unsound, casuistic, sophistic. threat, menace, shadow, cloud, vision, prospect, danger, peril, fear, dread. angry, wrathful, cross, peevish, petulant, irascible booty, loot, plunder, illgotten gains, haul, pickings, takings
SPLENETIC (adj) SPOILS (noun)
ill-tempered, peevish stolen goods
SPRIGHTLY (adj) SQUALID (adj)
lively and full of life
spry, energetic, active, spirited, animated the state of being extremely dirty dirty, filthy, grimy, repulsive, and unpleasant sordid
(of a woman) attractively tall, tall and dignified, imposing, graceful and dignified. striking, stately, majestic, noble, magnificent, splendid, impressive, a written law law, regulation, enactment, act, bill, decree, edict, rule, ruling, resolution, promulgation, dictum
STENTORIAN (adj) STENTORIAN (adj) STOLID (adj)
very loud loud and powerful
high decibel, booming loud, booming, thundering, thunderous calm, dependable and showing impassive, phlegmatic, little emotion. unemotional, calm, placid, unexcitable, apathetic, uninterested, unimaginativ having very strict moral attitudes prim and proper, prim, pradish, priggish, puritanical, moralistic, prissy, mimsy, victorian, conven harsh, raucous, rough, rasping, jarring harsh, raucous, rough, rasping, jarring, loud, shrill, screeching piercing, unmelodious strict, firm, rigid, rigorous, harsh, tough, inflexible amazing, astounding, astonishing, extraordinary, remarkable, wonderful, prodigious, phenomenal, stag gloom, darkness
STRIDENT (adj) STRIDENT (adj)
harsh and unpleasant loud and harsh
STRINGENT (adj) STUPENDOUS (adj)
strict, precise and demanding extremely impressive
STYGIAN GLOOM (noun) STYMIE (verb) SUAVE (adj)
gloomy and indistinct
prevent or slow down the process impede, hinder, obstruct, of thwart, foil confident, elegant and polite, charming, sophisticated, sometimes in a way that does not debonair, urbane, worldly, seem sincere. polished, refined, poised dignified, civilized, conquer and bring under control subdue, vanquish
SUBJUGATE (verb) SUBLIME (adj)
of very high quality and causing exalted, elevated, noble, great admiration lofty, awesome, magnificent subconscious unconscious, concealed, hidden, unintentional
SUBLIMINAL (adj) SUBLIMINAL (adj)
unconscious, concealed, hidden, unintentional affecting your mind even though subconscious, unconscious, you are not aware of it. hidden, concealed. bottomless trying to established government secretly. undermine unfathomable, yawning, profound, cavernous undermine an disruptive, troublemaking, system or inflammatory, insurgent, by attacking it insurrectionary, unremarkable, undistinguished, threaten, weaken, sabotage challenge, threaten, sabotage challenge, destabilize, weaken, destabilize, ministration,
SUBTERRANEAN (adj) SUBVERSIVE (adj)
help and support in times of assistance, hardship and distress relief, support
SUFFUSE (verb) SUMPTUOUS (adj)
gradually spread through or over permeate, spread over, imbue, fill, load splendid and expensive looking lavish, opulent, luxurious, magnificent, resplendent, gorgeous, splendid, rich, expensive arrogant haughty, arrogant, patronizing, disdainful, scornful, condescending, pompous, stuck-up redundant, unnecessary, excessive surplus, unessential,
extra and not required
administer, manage, direct, control, take charge of, organize surplus, flood, glut, oversupply surplus, abundance, oversupply, superfluity, overdose, glut, deluge bad-tempered, ill-natured, grumpy, glum, crotchety, prickly, cantankerous, irascible, splenetic. exceptional, extraordinary, remarkable, striking, phenomenal, rare, great, supreme, sublime, consumm
SURFEIT (noun) SURFEIT (noun)
excess an excess
bad-tempered and unfriendly
close observation of a suspected check, observation, spy or criminal. reconnaissance, scrutiny, supervision, vigilance, watch engaging in or full of daring and daring, romantic, heroic, romantic adventures. daredevil, swaggering, dashing, adventurous, rakish, bold, valiant, valoro severe or otherwise extreme to the advantage of both severe, extreme, drastic, harsh interdependent serious,
SWINGEING (adj) SYMBIOTIC (adj) SYMPHONY (noun) SYNOPSIS (noun)
an elaborate musical composition opus, masterpiece, sonata, for full orchestra. concerto outline rundown, abridgment, summary, abstract, summation unspoken inferred, understood, implied untalkative, uncommunicative, aloof, unsociable perceptible, concrete, affectionate implicit, unstated,
quiet, palpable, physical, at a
lateral, divergent, tangent
TARDY (adj) TAUTOLOGY (noun)
late, slow to act or respond
late, unpunctual, belated, delayed, dilatory the saying of the same thing over repetition, repetitiveness, again in different words, seen as reiteration, redundancy, a fault of style superfluity, periphrasis, iteration, duplicatio showy but cheap and of poor gaudy, flashy, garish, loud quality excessive confidence or boldness audacity, boldness, audaciousness, nerve, effrontery, impudence, impertinence cheek, gall, (of a region or climate) having mild, clement, pleasant, mild temperatures agreeable, benign chronological, worldly of time, sequential, earthly, secular able to be defended against defensible, attack or objection defendable, sustainable justifiable, supportable,
TAWDRY (adj) TEMERITY (noun)
TEMPERATE (adj) TEMPORAL (adj)
obstinate, resolute, persistent, insistent, dogged, determined
one of the principles or beliefs principle, belief, doctrine, that a theory or larger set of precept, creed, credo, article beliefs is based on. of faith, dogma, canon, rule, theory, co very slight or weak lacking interest or enthusiasm. slight, insubstantial, flimsy, negligible, weak unenthusiastic, apathetic, half-hearted, indifferent, cool, luke warm, uninterested, unconcerned, of incurable, lethal, mortal, life threatening, visual display unit
TENUOUS (adj) TEPID (adj)
predicted to lead to death
used to refer to an area of land land, ground, territory, when you are mentioning its topography, landscape natural features using few words abrupt, brief, brusque, compact, concentrated, crisp testament, proof, evidence, attestation, witness, confirmation, verification, corroboration. grumpy, ill-tempered, illnatured, ill-humoured, dyspeptic, irritable, tetchy, irascible, peevish, c
evidence or proof of something
TÊTE–A–TÊTE (noun) THRIFT (noun)
a private conversation between conversation, dialogue, two people consultation, colloquy carefulness and economy in the providence, prudence, use of money and other canniness, carefulness, resources. economy, economizing, saving, scrimping, frugality, ab struggling in the midst of agony, pangs, suffering, torture, torment, anguish, distress, hardship, struggle
the character of a musical sound tone, sound, sound quality, or voice as distinct from its pitch voice, colour, tonality, and strength resonance, ring nervous A person of outstanding ability scared, timid, fearful, afraid, shy, apprehensive prodigy
TIMOROUS (adj) TITAN (noun)
holding a formal position or title nominal, formal, official, without any real authority. ceremonial, token, puppet, theoretical, purported, supposed, ostensible. silly behaviour silliness, fooling, clowning, capering, capers, antics, pranks, tricks, buffoonery, skylarking, nons dull, sluggish, inactive, numb, stupid, tedious, boring, uninteresting, spiritless, vapid, vacuous, hot, sweltering, sultry, scorching, boiling, parching.
TORPEDO (noun) TORPID (adj)
under water missile lazy
very hot and dry
TORTUOUS (adj) TOXIC (adj) TRADUCE (verb) TRADUCE (verb) TRANSIENT (adj)
twisting, meandering, circuitous, indirect poisonous noxious, deadly, venomous, contaminated say unpleasant or untrue things defame, slander, malign about vilify say unpleasant or untrue things defame, slander, about misrepresent, malign, vilify fleeting temporary, passing, momentary, short, brief, impermanent
momentary, brief, passing, transient, ephemeral, temporary, short-lived lucent, lucid, clear, seethrough, semi-transparent become known, become apparent, be revered, be disclosed, come to light, emerge, come out, get out, b
TRANSLUCENT (adj) TRANSPIRE (verb)
transparent come to be the case
move to a different place or interchange, exchange, situation. switch. swap(round), transfer, reverse, invert, rearrange, turn about/around unsteady, timid expressed strongly and clearly quavering, quivering, trembling, shaky, wobbly incisive, cutting, pointed, piercing, penetrating, sharp, keen, acute, acerbic, pungent
TREMULOUS (adj) TRENCHANT (adj)
nervousness, unease, anxiety, consternation, apprehension, foreboding, concern trouble, worry, anxiety, burden, affliction, ordeal trouble, worry, anxiety, burden, ordeal, trial in a moment, in a minute, in a short-time, in a flash, in an instant, in the twinkling of an eye, ri
TRIBULATION (noun) TRIBULATION (noun) TRICE (noun)
great trouble or suffering great affliction or oppression quickly or suddenly
TRIDENT (noun) TRIVIAL (adj)
A spear like instrument with three sharp points unimportant petty, trifling, small, piddling, insignificant, frivolous, diminutive, slight, scanty, meagre, inap staying away from school etc absenteeism, without permission or explanation attendance, playing truant. quick to argue and fight defiant, antagonistic, pugnacious nonabsence, aggressive, belligerent,
TURBID (adj) TURBULENT (adj)
muddy confused, violent
cloudy, opaque, dirty, murky, thick disordered, unstable, tumultuous, in turmoil, chaotic, disorderly pompous, inflated, pretentious,
(of language or style) pompous bombastic, and boring overblown, affected, grandiose, baseness, depravity
wickedness, immortality, corruption, corruptness, vice, degeneracy, evil, baseness
TUTELAGE (noun) UBIQUITOUS (adj) UMBRAGE (noun)
protection, sponsorship, guidance, support present appearing, or found every omnipresent, all pervasive, where rife prevalent offense insult, slight, bitterness, resentment, aversion, alienation, detestation agreement common accord, unity, unison, concordance agreed, undivided, undisputed
UNANIMITY (noun) UNANIMOUS (adj)
fully in agreement
unable to be attacked, impregnable, invulnerable, questioned, or defeated. impenetrable, inviolable, invisible unconquerable, unattachable, secure, so as to surprise. by surprise, unexpectedly, without warning, abruptly, suddenly, unprepared,offguard, cold, red-hand unrestricted, free, unchained amoral, unprincipled, unscrupulous, dishonourable, dishonest, corrupt immoral, unethical uncivilized, uncultured, uncultivated, unrefined, unpolished common, low, cross. sycophantic, ingratiating, servile obsequious, fawning grovelling, subservient, wheedling, cajoling
UNBRIDLED (adj) UNCONSCIONABLE (adj)
unrestrained not right or reasonable
rude or socially unacceptable
excessively flattering or friendly
not tending to express feelings unemotional, unaffectionate, openly impassive, dispassionate, restrained, reserved, unresponsive, unmoved, an underlying feeling or influence undertone, overtone, suggestion, connotation, implication, intimation, hint, nuance, trace, suspicio roll not afraid or hesitant ripple, swell, surge, heave resolute, determined, dogged, tenacious, resolute, staunch independent natural, unlaboured, easy, unaffected, unforced, uncontrived, unmannered, unstilted, unpretentious, unanticipated, unforeseen, unpredictable, surprising, inopportune, untimely, unseasonable, ill-timed
UNDULATE (verb) UNFLINCHING (adj)
UNILATERAL (adv) UNSTUDIED (adj)
one-sided natural and unaffected.
unexpected and unusual.
hard to move or manage because cumbersome, of its size, shape or weight unmanageable, unmanoeuvrable, awkward, difficult, clumsy, ungainly; massive, heavy, heft not usual or expected. unusual, uncommon, unaccustomed, uncustomary, unfamiliar, unprecedented, atypical, untypical, abnorm
a person who has suddenly parvenu, arriviste, nouveau become important and behaves riche, vulgarian, status arrogantly seeker, social climber suave polished, sophisticated, cultured, refined, stylish, debonair, elegant
to escort people to seats in a hall escort, accompany, help, etc. assist, take, sow, see, lead, conduct, guide, steer, pilot, shepherd, convo impractical be indecisive; be doubtful fanciful, unrealistic dither, waver, teeter, temporize, hesitate, oscillate, fluctuate
UTOPIAN (adj) VACILLATE (verb)
VACUOUS (adj) VACUUM (noun)
stupid, blank, dim, inane, unintelligent a gap or loss left by someone or gap, space, absence, lack, something important deficiency, blank, lacuna vagrant drifter, wanderer, tramp, beggar an unexpected and mysterious quirk, idiosyncrasy, change peculiarity, oddity, eccentricity homeless person courage beggar, tramp, nomadic, itinerant spirit, bravery, nerve, heroism, fearlessness, boldness, gallantry spirit, bravery, nerve, heroism, fearlessness, boldness, gallantry forefront, precursor, forerunner precursor, forerunner, advance guard, forefront annihilate, subjugate, overcome, rout, crush, defeat, subdue
VAGABOND (noun) VAGARY (noun)
VAGRANT (noun, adj) VALOR (noun)
VAN (noun) VANGUARD (noun) VANQUISH (verb)
front line front line conquer
offering nothing that is stimulating insipid, uninspired, or exciting. colourless, uninteresting, feeble, flat, dead, dull, boring, tedious, uninspiri multicolored not expressed directly or clearly. flecked, dappled, spotted covert, surreptitious, hidden, concealed, disguised, camouflaged, masked, suppressed, underlying, un
VARIEGATED (adj) VEILED (adj)
prepared to do dishonest or corrupt, bribable, dishonest, immoral things in return for fraudulent, mercenary money. regard with great respect revere, reverence, respect, worship, adulate, hallow, deify, idolize, hold sacred, exalt, honour, es truth, accuracy, creditability, honesty, candor of being true or truthfulness, accuracy, correctness, exactness, preicision, realism, authenticity, faithfulness, fid faithfully, exactly, precisely, literally, accurately prolix, repetitive, talkative judgement,
the quality accurate
VERBATIM (adj & adv)
word for word, exact
VERBOSE (adj) VERDICT (noun)
a formal decision made by a jury adjudication, in a court of law as to whether a opinion person is innocent or guilty. truth adaptable, multipurpose reality, actuality
VERITY (noun) VERSATILE (adj) VERTIGO (noun) VET (verb)
multitalented, flexible, resourceful, adaptable dizziness giddiness, unsteadiness, lightheadedness to examine (e.g a document or screen, assess, evaluate, candidate) thoroughly and appraise, examine, look critically over, review, consider, scrutinize, study, inspect causing annoyance or worry. annoying, vexing, irritating, irksome, displeasing, infuriating, maddening, exasperating, galling, r
capable of working successfully
workable, feasible, practicable, applicable, usable, operable, operational, possible, within reach,
experienced in one’s imagination indirect, second-hand, after watching or reading about derived substitute another persons actions or feelings changes of circumstances fortune extremely wicked or change, alteration, unpredictability, fluctuation foul, nasty, unpleasant, bad, disagreeable, horrid, horrible, dreadful abominable, atrocious, offens
VICISSITUDES (noun) VILE (adj)
VILIFICATION (noun) VIRULENT (adj) VISAGE (noun) VISION (noun)
speaking or writing in a very condemnation, censure, abusive way criticism, denunciation extremely harmful acrimonious, baleful, bitter, deadly countenance features, façade dream, eyesight, foresight mental picture, hallucination, image, visualization, idea, revelation view panorama, seascape, landscape scene, outlook,
liveliness, vigor, animation, strength, verve, life, vivacity
VITRIOLIC (adj) VITUPERATE (verb) VIVACIOUS (adj)
full of anger and hatred
acrimonious, bitter, caustic, mordant, acerbic to attack some one in a bitter and revile, upbraid, lambaste, abusive way reprimand, castigate lively full of life, bubbly, spirited, energetic, effervescent, cheerful, chirpy bright, gaudy, clear colorful, glowing, dramatic, stunning, flamboyant, brilliant, vibrant choral, spoken, speaking, voiced, singing, oral voluble, determined, raucous, strident, enthusiastic, noisy desire, decision, preference, option choice,
VOCAL (adj) VOCIFEROUS (adj)
verbal, vociferous vocal
capacious, commodious, roomy, spacious, ample, full, big, large, sizeable, immense, vast, generous, hungry, ravenous, gluttonous, rapacious, greedy, big, avid
to give or tell something to grant, give, accord, award, somebody, esp. as a privilege. offer, hand, confer on, bestow on refrain from insisting on applying (a right or claim). or relinquish, renounce, give up, abandon, reject, surrender, yield, cede, do without, dispense with. wilful, self-willed, headstrong, stubborn, obstinate, obdurate,
capricious or irregular
suggesting supernatural, unconventional
something creepy, eerie, ghostly, unnatural or mysterious, preternatural, scary
use endearments or flattery to coax, cajole, inveigle, lure, persuade someone to do induce, blarney, entice, something. charm, tempt, beguile, flatter, persuade, inf excite or stimulate (someone’s stimulate, excite, arouse, desire, interest, or appetite) rouse, kindle, trigger, spark, quicken, waken, stir, inspire, animate, fa helping towards good health and beneficial, healthful, physical or moral well-being. hygienic, salubrious out of breath, breathless, gasping for breath, panting, puffing.
having or showing a strange or regretful, nostalgic, regretful longing yearning, longing, plaintive, rueful, melancholic, sad, mournful in the habit of doing something. ordinary, not very interesting accustomed, used, given, inclined, in the habit of. ordinary, average, run-ofthe-mill, mainstream, conventional, unremarkable, unexceptional, unpretent anger, rage, fury, annoyance, indignation, outrage, pique, chagrin, vexation, exasperation
WONT (adj) WORKADAY (adj)
excessive enthusiasm in following fanaticism, a religion or policy zealousness, radicalism great enthusiasm and energy
enthusiasm, gusto, relish, avidity, zeal
Antonym Root upgrade, undergird, ab = to, towards improve, better, mend ab = away, apart, off, down
increase, intensify augment away, apart, off, down elongate, enlarge, elaboration, lengthen acquire, obtain, procure ab = away, apart, off, down typical, characteristic dissuade, prevent A/AB/ABS = off, away, apart, down, from regular, ab = away, apart, off err = wander discourage, a - = to + better = bait ab = away, apart, off ab = away, apart, off ject = to throw jur = law, oath, court lee/lau/lav = washing nega = deny, not aboleve = to retard or destroy
adore, like, admire pleasant, warm take, acquire, gain take, acquire, gain introduce
likeable, loveable, adorable omen = a sign, min/men/ment = mind foreign, exotic, alien ab = to; origin = beginning towards speeden, accelerate, oriri = arise proceed successful, fruitful -
deposit kind, soothing, comforting elongated retain, introduce
rod = peel rad/rod = peel breg/brev condense rogare = ask = shorten,
restricted, curtailed, limited
sciss = cut condere = hide sol/solu = loose
condemn solu/solv = loosen, free inculpate, condemn, charge sol/solu = loose
tenere = to hold
unrestrained, indulgent tangible, practical shallow, unscholarly scarcity far, removed fantastic, magnificent refuse
temetum = strong drink trahere = to draw
superficial, ab + strudese = to thrust away unda = wave bout/but = end, border outstanding, abyss = deep pit cede/cess = yield, to let go cess/cede = yield clam/claim = shout -
distant, aloof, inaccessible condemn, criticize, deplore brickbats
discord, disagreement -
disharmony, cord = heart costa = side -
decrease, diminish, erode, cres/cru = to grow depreciate.
soothing, reassuring strength -
comfort, ac/acr/acu = sharp, bitter
trough, nadir, bottom nadir, lowest point
ac = sharp (point) =
disagree, decline, refuse, quer/ques/quis/quire demur, dissent, oppose, question differ, dispute, contradict disagree, protest quie = quiet
accusation, condemnation, acquitter/quit = free culpability fragrant, pleasant, odorous ac/acr/acu = sharp/bitter friendly, amiable, genial acr = sharp; mon = warn acro = height; phob = fear
AC, ACR = sharp, sour
ad = to + aio = to say -
clumsy, amateurish, inept -
apt/ept = skill, ability A/AD/AL = to, toward, near
JOURN = day
A/AD/AL = to, toward, near A/AD/AL = to, toward, near -
ven/vent/veni = come
planned well-being, prosperity
ameliorate, improve pleased
grav, griev = heavy -
aggravate distance, separation
LEV = raise, lift, make light LIG/LI = bind, choose
A/AD/AL = to, toward, near
LUD/LUS = play
enemy, adversary, opponent ALTER = other ; EGO = self professional, savant decisive virtuoso, AM, AMI = love
val/vail = value, strength -
worsen, leave alone worsen, leave alone
AM, AMI = love -
MEM/MEN/MIN/AMNE/MNE M = remember MEM/MEN/MIN/AMNE/MNE M = remember chron = time
A, AN = not, without ; ARCH = rule ANIM = mind, spirit, soul -
goodwill, friendship -
nurture offensive, objectionable
NIHIL=home, destroy -
divulsion liking, affinity, preference later, subsequent
AN = not, without ; NYM = name anti = against, opposite -
modern, current, in vogue poison enthusiastic, passionate
ante = before, luv = wash ANTI = against, opposite -
genuine, true abyss, nadir, low
apo = away, cryp = hidden, mysterious apo = away
theo = god
PENS/POND = to weigh, to attach PET/ PETIT toward = seek, go
prob/prov = truth, prove
APPRO = correct, fit
ARBOR = tree -
ARD = difficult
easy, comfortable -
undemanding, ard = hard, difficult -
ART/ARTI = skill, craft, other
scheming descent sybaritic
SCEND/SCEN = climb -
scrib/scrip/scriv = write -
spers/spar = scatter SPIR = breathe, live sed/sid/sess = sit, settle
sign = mark, sign theo/thei = god
A, AN = not, without
out of touch
democrat unoriginal -
CRAC/CRAT = rule, power VAL/VAIL = value, strength VER = true
liking, love -
VERT/VERS = to turn VERT/VERS = to turn
silence restrained -
harsh, wintry -
be - to make, to have a certain quality
be = to make, to have a certain quality
BE = to make, to, to have a certain quality praise BE = to make, to have a certain quality peaceful, quiet, agreeable, belli/bellu = war, fight placid, calm, composed applaud BE = to make, to have a certain quality malevolent VOL = wish, will
BE = to make, to, to have a certain quality -
filled with indifferent
straight comprehensible repelled
biblio = book disobedient, uncooperative -
unilateral autopsy, post mortem
LAT = side BIO = life
male fide enemity, hostility
BEN/BON = good ben/bon = good; homo = human-beings proletarian, unconventional. -
support, approve of
BREV = short
polite, verbose -
burs = money, purse -
PHON = sound -
guardedness, evasiveness, insincerity blessing, boon -
dissuade resist, hold out
CAPIT = head
hate, disillusion, displease freedom, independence unimportant
liberty, CAP/CAPT/CEPT = to take, hold, sieze, receive, catch -
spiritual fortunate, beneficial
CARN = flesh VOR = eat CAD/CAS/CID = fall happen -
continuance, prolongation, CEDE/CESS = yield advancement, extension, perpetuation, continuity start, resumption -
adversary, opponent -
temporary, mild polite
CHROM = colour -
spec/spic/spect = look, see VEN/VENT/VENI = come
ignore, neglect, disregard
cite/cita = to call, to start
rudeness, churlishness, civi = citizen discourtesy, impoliteness claim/clam = shout
silence open, above board
clud/clus/claus/clois cloister, cluster, reclusive co/com/con = with, together co/com/con = with, together -
split up persuade weak, illogical, vague.
different ignorance, oblivion resist
cogn = know cogn = know LABOR = work
LAPS = slip lat = side LOCU/LOQU/LOGUE/LOGY/ LIX = speak, speech co/com/con = with, together
CO/COM/CON together mut = change
indifference, heartlessness foreigner rambling; expanded
co/com/con = with, together -
PET/ PETIT toward PLAC = please
CO/COM = join co/com/con = with, together
detachment persuasion -
LCO/COM/CON = join PEL/PULS = drive -
conclusion, result, end, final, CAP/CAPT/CEPT = to take, termination hold, sieze, receive, catch
scend/scen = climb
scend/scen = climb
CO/COM/CON together -
FLU/FLUX = flow
GEN = birth, class, kin
GREG = herd, crowd
GREG = herd, crowd
ject, jet = to throw, to throw
JUNCT/JUG = join SCIEN = to know
desecrate disagreement -
sacr/sanct = sacred, holy sens/sent = feel, think -
destructive, negative -
STRUC/STRU = build -
SUMMA = highest
old uncontroversial -
tempor = time tend/tens/tent = stretch tact/tang = touch
ven/vent/veni = come
VAL/VAIL = value, strength
ven/vent/veni = come
unconventional, informal, ven/vent/veni = come strange, irregular, unusual unfriendly vita/viva = life, alive spiritual thin, lean, delicate, weak weaken, undermine corp = body corp = body robor = strength
insular, minded -
narrow- COSMO = world
uncouth overt, above board
CUR, COUR = run -
CRED = belief, trust
CRED = belief, trust CRED = belief, trust
cred = belief, trust
CRES/CRET = grow
CRES/CRET = grow
CRIM/CRIT = judge, accuse, separate, criminal, incriminate, discriminate, criterion, critical, critic sweet- -
culp = fault, blame
CUR, COUR = run
thorough, complete, perfect cur, cour = run
DE = down, out, away, apart
capt/capit = head dec = ten, tenth DE = down, out, away, apart
DE = away, apart, down
DE = down, out, away, apart
de = down, out, away, apart
de = away
de = down, out, away, apart
honour, exaltation, praise
GRAD, GRESS = to step, to go GRAD = to step, to go
lav/lau/lu = wash MENT = mind
de = down, out, away, apart
de = down, out, away, apart
port = to carry -
encourage, advise, guide, rid/ris = laugh cheer, inspire, stimulate, incite complimentary miss out consecrate consecrate roga/rogat = ask sacr/sanct = sacred, holy sacr/sanct = sacred, holy
sper = hope
suit/sal/sil/sault = resilient, exultant, salient, somersault, desultory, assault tain/ten/tent/tin = hold, twist
love benign, beneficial
testa = witness -
VOR = eat -
DIA = across
DIC/DICT = to say
FID = faith, trust
quick, expeditious, fast
undiscerning, indiscriminate -
harmony, peace, concord, CORD/CARD = heart agreement, corporation indiscreet -
DIS = apart, away CRIM/CRIT = judge, accuse, separate, criminal, incriminate, discriminate, criterion, critical, critic -
dis = apart, away
dis = apart, away
dis-not, apart, away
spers/spar = scatter
quie = quiet
simu/simi = same, similar -
sem = seed
DIS = apart, away, not
solu/solv = loosen, free
upright, ascetic, pious harmony deflate deflate straighten -
solu/solv = loosen, free son = sound tend/tens/tent = stretch tend/tens/tent = stretch tors, tort = twist -
focus invest with liberal, flexible
VERT/VERS = to turn VEST = clothing -
DOL = pain, sorrow
be loyal, play it straight.
lenient, considerate exciting
harsh free will
dict = to say
FUS = pour
fus = pour
reticent, reserved altruistic
restrained, fus = pour EGO = self greg = herd, crowd
grad, gress = to step, to go -
LUC/LUM/LUS = light, shine -
MAN = hand -
EN, EM = in, into EN, EM = in, into EN, EM = in, into -
MIN = mind mis/mit = to send -
free, unburden -
EN, EM = in, into DEMOS = people
EN, EM = in, into EN, EM = in, into -
EN, EM = in, into -
enlargement, expansion, tome = cut, a piece of, slice augmentation, increment perturbation, distress imbalance agitation, ANIM = mind, spirit, soul -
clear, plain, distinct, lucid
obvious, voc/voca/vok/vow word
ROD/ROS = graw
innocent, well bahaved
ERR = wander
rud = rough, crude
indulge in simple, familiar
EU = good, well
PHOR = to carry
thanatos = death
permanent frank, straight forward
vad/vas = go
VID/VIS = to see
VOC/VOCA/VOK/VOW call, word -
degraded, disgraceful -
EX, EC = out, out of denounced, alt/alti = high -
CULP = fault, blame
bury trivial, unimportant ample, generous charge, convict show slow
EX, EC = out, out of ONER = burden -
PON/POS = put, place
vag = wander
get entangled gloomy
EX = make -
suit/sal/sil/sault = resilient, exultant, salient, somersault, desultory, assault -
FAL/FALS = deceive -
energy, vigour intelligent, sensible -
FERV = boil
FICT/FACT = make, produce
kind, humane, benevolent
FORE = before
FRAG/FRAC = break
tiny drab, tasteful
humble, modest elegant, sophisticated
gen = birth, race, creation
GEN = birth, race, creation
destruction death, culmination unfriendly, morose
GEN = birth, class, kin gen = birth, race, creation gen = birth, race, creation -
gen = birth, class, kin
GEN = birth, race, creation -
frustrating charge for something ingratitude necessary, justified
GRAD/GRESS = step GRAD/GRESS = step GRAT = pleasing grat = please, favour GRAT = pleased grat = pleasing
GRAV/GRIEV = heavy
grav, griev = heavy
greg = herd, crowd
GRAV, GRIEV = heavy
jovial, happy amiable, pleasant
grav, griev = heavy GRAV/GRIEV = heavy -
HABIT/HIBIT = have, hold
passing trade, tourist
original, fresh stormy -
orderly, planned fortunate, lucky -
hap = by chance hap = by chance -
modest temperate, austere
orthodox accessibly orthodox
hairein = to take, choose hetero = other
homogeneous homogeneous beautiful
hetero = other GEN = birth, class, kin ; HETERO = different -
young narrow sophisticated
hol = whole hol = whole -
homo = humans
HOMO = same
at moderate speed
lethargic understatement real real, actual
hyper = over, excess, too much hyper = over, excess, too much hypo = under, too little hypo = under, too little HYPO = under, too little
lect, leg, lex = read, speak
LITERA = letter
well off, wealthy
PEC = money
humble cautious, considered -
PET/ PETIT toward = seek, go
CEDE/CESS = yield, to go
unconcern, indifference, clin/cliv = slope, lean neutrality, nonchalance, apathy, insouciance, heedlessness openly significant, unimportant cogn = know -
debatable, controversial exculpate
contra = against CRIM/CRIT = judge, accuse, separate, criminal, incriminate, discriminate, criterion, critical, critic -
CUR, COUR, CURS = run -
wealth, affluence, opulence -
wealthy, affluent -
sobriety, temperance skilful, talented fallible, erring, imperfect
APT/EPT/APPRO = correct, fit, skill, ability FAL/FALS = deceive
obey, comply with
removal, abrogation unimaginative
fus = pour GEN = birth, class, kin
grateful, obliged repel, disgust, repulse encourage helpful, advantageous
grat = please, favour grat = please, favour habit/hibit = have, hold -
NAT/NAS/NATE = born -
QUER/QUES/QUIS/QUIRE = question
QUER/QUES/QUIS/QUIRE = question sat/satis = enough, satiate, saturate -
sed/sid/sess = sit, settle -
polite anxious, concerned loyal
sin = curve SOMN/SOP = sleep surg/surrect = rise
super/sur = above
SURG/SURRECT = rise -
permanent permanent -
INTER, IT, ITER = between, among INTER, IT, ITER = between, among INTER, IT, ITER = between, among -
term = end
INTER, IT, ITER = between, among INTER, IT, ITER = between, among INTER = between, among
reg/rec = related to a king, rule VEN/VENT/VENI = come
tim = fear -
tract = draw, pull
TREP/TREM = shake, fear
dessicate, parch, scorch sensitize
unda = wave -
VEST = clothing -
VICT/VINC/VANO = conquer
VOC/VOCA/VOK/VOW call, word -
IT/ITER = between, among
ject, jet = to throw, to throw
sad, serious depression, sobriety
jocus = joke -
rash, injudicious -
jud = judge JUNCT/JUG = join junct/jug = join JUNCT = join
jur/jus = law, right
JUR/JUS = law, right -
easy, simple natural
labor = work -
cheerful, laughing, happy
verbose, long-winded celebrate, rejoice.
improve, strengthen -
LAPS = slip -
leg/lec/lex = read, speak
unlawful, unreasonable vigorous, animated excitable
leg = law, contract
lev = raise, lift, make light lev = raise, lift, make light leg/lec/lex = read, speak -
narrow-minded, insular, LIBER = free parochial conservative
confine, fetter puritan puritan unintelligible
LIBER = free liber = free LIBER = free -
LING/LINGU = tongue
litera = letter
LITERA = letter
loveable, delightful, pleasant -
loca = place -
even, level, balanced taciturn
locu/loqu/logue/logy/lix speak, speech =
practical, pragmatic sunny, bright highbrow, intellectual
luc/lum/lus = light, shine
lud/lus = play
cheerful, joyful nobody, plebian
sane person dull -
luna = moon lus = light, shine -
simple, artless -
modest, tawdry, cheap
MAGN/MAGNA/MAJ/MAS/M AX = great, big
selfish, mean, ignoble
magna = big; anim = mind, spirit, soul magn/magna = great, big -
magn/magna/maj/mas/max = great, big magnate, majesty, magnitude, master, magnum opus, magnificent, magnanimous, maximum, magnify
mal = bad, malicious, malign, malice, malignant, malodorous, malevolence, malady, anomalous, maladroit -
benevolence benevolent kind
vol = free will vol = wish, will mal = bad, malicious, malign, malice, malignant, malodorous, malevolence, malady, anomalous, maladroit mal = bad, malicious, malign, malice, malignant, malodorous, malevolence, malady, anomalous, maladroit MAL = bad dat = to give
optional, discretionary -
dat = to give -
MAN = hand
man = hand, manual, manuscript, emancipate, manifest, manifesto, manipulate, manoeuvre, manicure man = hand
MAN = hand -
MARI = sea -
conformist cool, dry
MED/MEDI = middle
MED/MEDI = middle
stable, steady, constant
timid, timorous -
MED/MEDI = middle -
vast, huge miserable, dejected
hap = by chance miss/mit = to send
variation, variety, exicitment MONO = one
MOR/MORI/MORT = death
bright, sunny amplified
opponents, adversaries zenith, acme, climax
sophisticated, disingenuous, worldly
nasci = be born
neg = not, deny
anxious, concerned revealing, indiscreet
somebody, celebrity, heavy weight.
actual, genuine, real
innocuous, safe, pleasant
NOC/NIC/NEC/NOX = harm
complaint, OB = against
clarify create, establish
OB = against -
delightful, pleasant, OB = against charming insolent, bold, impudent, seq/sec = follow defiant, swaggering, presumptuous, contemptuous, arrogant, hardened, intim -
calm, quiet, restrained
unobtrusive, inconspicuous OB = against
conformist delightful, pleasant
delightful, agreeable approval, delight
powerless easy -
pot = power, drink VOR = eat ONER = burden -
ONER = burden -
tight - fisted
restraint, simplicity -
DENT = tooth ; ORTHO = straight tend/tens/tent = stretch
welcome, accept, include
ordinary, commonplace, conventional
DERMA = skin aggressive, -
flushed, rosy -
PAN = all
local, concentrated peace, calm uncontroversial. -
DEMOS = people pan = all mime = imitate -
safe, conducive, suitable cosmopolitan, minded, liberal.
generous, lavish -
turncoat inspired, exciting
PATER/PAT = father PATER/PAT = father pec = money PEC = money -
PENS/POND = to weigh, to attach
temporary, per = through; ann/enn = year
good, healthy, invigorating, PER = through by, wholesome, pure, throughout, against innocuous, advantageous, inoffensive, excellent, fine, -
SPEC/SPIC/SPECT = look, see spec/spic/spect = look, see
peace, quietness, tranquility, turb = shake, whirling composure, quietude, silence, moderation, repression, apathy, inertia -
good-humoured, going, affable
PETR = rock easy- -
misanthropic, selfish -
miserly, anthrop = mankind; phil = love -
critical, important, serious, huge
bland, insipid, dull
plac/pac/peac calm, peace -
excitable, temperamental -
refined, sophisticated -
PLE = full
ignoramus uninhabited, deserted
PENS/POND = to weigh, to attach -
PON/POS = put, place -
POT = potion, potable POT = power, drink
permit slow -
pre = before pre = before PRE = before
PRE = before
pre = before
fail broad-minded, permissive
roga/rogat = ask scien/sci = to know val/vail = value, strength -
AEV, EV = age, era -
pri/prim = first
PROB/PROV = truth, prove PROB/PROV = trust, prove
neutrality, CLIV = slope, lean
thrifty, parsimonious pious
pro = ahead, forth
scarce, meagre, insufficient, fus = pour inadequate, scanty, limited, curtailed predecessor, ancestor gen = birth, race, creation gen = birth, race, creation
unproductive concise -
pro = a lot LOCU/LOQU/LOGUE/LOGY/ LIX = speak, speech PENS/POND = to weigh, to attach
scrib/scrip/scriv = write
proto = first
constant, consistent minor character -
proto = first -
tract = draw, pull
shortened, curtailed depression
trud/trus = push, thrust
VOC/VOCA/VOK/VOW call, word -
mature, sensible -
NOM/NYM/NOMEN = name -
bravery, courage modern, ugly
quad/quar/quat = four, onefourth
ordinary, conventional, normal bring about, prompt agreeable quer/ques/quis/quire question =
QUER/QUES/QUIS/QUIRE = question quint = five
port = to carry
accept, welcome confirm
amenable, docile, compliant reaffirm -
cap/capt/cept = to take, hold, sieze, receive, catch CEPT = receive, catch, seize
straightforward, familiar -
clud/clus/claus/clois cloister, cluster, reclusive simple, -
rect = straight -
necessary obedient, manageable
unda = wave -
low, poor, humble, plebian, REG/REC = related to a king, ignoble rule
reg/rec = related to a king, rule
IT/ITER = between, among -
laps = slip -
MNEM = memory, remember -
keep, honour introduce, enact, ratify
ple = full ple = full
praise, compliment -
virtuoso obscurity, infamy -
enforce like like
sens/sent = feel, think sens/sent = feel, think
suit/sal/sil/sault = resilient, exultant, salient, somersault, desultory, assault suit/sal/sil/sault = resilient, exultant, salient, somersault SPOND/SPONS = answer -
apathetic, insensitive -
tacit/tic = silent
tacit/tic = silent
tors, tort = twist
forward-looking forward-looking -
grad, gress = to step, to go retro = backward spec/spic/spect = look, see -
VERT/VERS = to turn -
thin, skinny pale happy, unrepentant
rota = wheel, round rud = rough, crude -
sacr/sanct = sacred, holy, invidable -
sacr/sanct = sacred, holy SACR/SANCT = sacred, holy
san = healthy, sound -
cheerful cheerful, jovial
awkwardness, gaucheness -
glance, cursory look -
broad-minded agitated active obedience
sec/sect = cut sed/sid/sess = sit, settle sed/sid/sess = sit, settle se = apart, away
integrate integrate -
greg = herd, crowd se = apart, away simu/simi = same, similar
unconscious forerunner, prelude
sen = old SENS/SENT = feel, think seq/sec = follow
efficient, organized unabashed
di/dia/diur/die = day
complimentary, sympathetic -
ject, jet = to throw, to throw -
sol = sun, alone, solitude -
wide-awake wide awake truthfulness
somn/sop = sleep somn/sop = sleep son = sound soph = wise
matter of fact
dense lavish -
spers/spar = scatter -
doddering, lethargic, inactive clean, pleasant
muffled quiet, soft emotional, imaginative
soft, dulcet soft, dulcet
lenient, flexible run-of-the-mill, ordinary
happiness assist, help unsophisticated, rude
liberate poor, lowly, ordinary
JUD = judge -
sub = under, below
conscious, explicit explicit
sub = under, below -
terra/terre = land, earth
sophisticated, cosmopolitan. -
sub = under, below
VERT/VERS = to turn
humble, plain, cheap
super/sur = above
super/sur = above
VID/VIS = to see
deficit lack, dearth
super/sur = above -
minor, mild independent expansion, elaboration
BIO = life PHON = sound sym/syn = same, together
tacit/tic = silent
tact/tang = touch
tact/tang = touch
punctual, early -
tasteful, refined shyness, bashfulness
tempor = time
tain/ten/tent/tin = hold, twist
convincing, strong enthusiastic
TERM = end
TEERA = land, earth
long-winded, rambling -
brave, bold, courageous inept
tim = fear -
torp = stiff, numb topos = place
cold, cool, wet
straight harmless praise, overrate
tors, tort = twist tox = poison -
lasting, permanent, durable, trans = beyond enduring, persistent, chronic, perpetual, unending, incessant permanent TRANS = beyond
trans = beyond -
trep/trem = shake, fear -
trep/trem = shake, fear
TRI = three ; DENT = teeth
great, large, massive, via = way ponderous, heavy, important, serious, grave, consequential, mighty, ample, si -
cooperative, amicable clear orderly
turb = shake, whirling turb = shake, whirling
rare, scarce -
tuit = watch over umbr = shadow
discord, dissonance individual
disagreement, un/uni = one un/uni = one
UN/UNI = one
restricted scrupulous, ethical, moral
refined, cultured, cultivated, polite
steady, flat unsteady, wavering
unda = wave -
lat = side -
usual, customary, habitual
rustic, uncouth -
unsophisticated, urb = city
practical, feasible -
vac = empty -
vag = wander -
vag = wander val/vaiL = value, strength
VAL/VAIL = value, strength
rear rear -
VAN = front VAN = front VICT/VINC/VANO = conquer
lively, colourful, exciting
vari = different, various -
misjudgment, misconception, prejudice falsity
ver = true quirk, -
verb = words
succinct, laconic -
VERB = words -
fiction limited -
ver = true VERT/VERS = to turn VERT/VERS = to turn -
praise harmless, safe -
VID/VIS = to see VID/VIS = to see
VID/VIS = to see
VITA/VIVA = life, alive
pleasant, kind praise, extol unenthusiastic
VITA/VIVA = life, alive
VITA/VIVA = life, alive
silent silent, quiet
voc/voca/vok/vow = word VOC/VOCA/VOK/VOW call, word vol = free will
VOR = eat
well behaved, docile
happiness, good humour
Usage Do not abase yourself by giving statements that can lower your image. I am abashed by public demonstration of love by couples. You may go out after the storm has abated. During the process of abbreviation sometimes the spirit of narration can go off. The old king expressed a desire to abdicate the throne. With sheer presence of mind he managed to break free from his abductors. He is depressed and that is the root cause of his aberrant behaviour. Abetment of a crime should also be deemed a punishable crime. The motion was not immediately okayed; it was kept in abeyance till the CEO’s arrival. I abhor jokes that demean women or are racist. Abject poverty has made some educated youth also to take up crime as a career. The king abjured the throne and also declared that he would become an ascetic soon. He used to sing the latest film songs while taking his morning ablutions. He abnegated his place in the team so that his younger brother could get a chance to play. Some educationists feel that at least at the primary level all examinations must be abolished. Child labour is an abominable custom. In New Zealand there are some seats reserved for the aboriginals in the parliament. The attempt to assassinate the diplomat was aborted by the armed forces. The burglars’ attempt to loot the bank was an abortive one.
Although the earth abounds in natural resources, we must be judicious in using them. His skin got abraded when he fell from his bike. His abrasive remarks can rattle even the calmest man on earth. I normally carry the abridged version of my favourite dictionary wherever I go. The old law needs to be abrogated and an absolutely new law must take its place.
The cut made on the skin by a doctor is called an abscission. The bank robbers are still absconding. Some one has rightly said, “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.” He was absolved of all the charges. The court absolved the officer of all the charges and asked the concerned department to take him back into service. I abstained from voting as I felt that none of the candidates deserved to be elected for the prestigious post. He believes in simple living, particarly, having an abstemious diet, and leading a life based on ideals. His lectures were too abstract for the students who were thirsting for practical inputs. His abstruse philosophical utterances could not be comprehended by the common man. “There is an abundance of talent all around the country”, exclaimed the new coach. What is disturbing is that a wine shop abuts the school. The team’s abysmal performance was duly criticised by the press. I finally had to accede to my daughter’s demand for a computer. The best part of this organisation is that even the CEO is very accessible. Marlon Brando’s fantastic performance in The Godfather, won him worldwide acclaim. Michael Jordan has won many accolades in several basketball tournaments for his outstanding performance. Although Phillip is a very querulous person, he has an accommodating wife.
The two warring groups have finally signed an accord. Two armed men accosted the bus driver on the highway when he stopped to have his dinner. The amateur painter, equipped with all the accoutrements of painting, aspired to create a master piece on the lines of the Monalisa. Since you are late you will now have to pay the bill along with the interest accrued on it.
The mediators got no chance to settle the dispute as the leaders constantly indulged in acerbic speeches. Fielding seems to be the Achilles’ heel of the Indian cricket team. Mr. Smiths Achille's heel was that he was too gullible and could be easily duped.
The special effects in Star Wars marked the acme of perfection of cinematic special effects. By sheer dint of hard work she reached the acme of her career at a fairly young age. Not wanting to create a controversy he acquiesced in his boss’ impractical suggestions. The fond husband acquiesced in buying a mink coat for his wife. The acquittal of the notorious criminal sparked off a controversy. The acrid smell of ammonium nitrate inflames my nostrils. An acrimonious battle is being fought at the border. The sharp detective remarked that the acrophobic girl could not have committed suicide by jumping from the twentieth floor; somebody must have pushed her. The reason for them to cast aspersions against their colleague was actuated by jealousy By sheer dint of hard work and sharp business acumen he rose to the position of a successful business magnate within a short time. Due to his sheer diligence coupled with shrewd business acumen he became a successful industrialist.
I find the adage, ‘A friend in need is a friend indeed’, somewhat ambiguous. Although I explained the situation very clearly to him, he still had an addled expression on his face.
The argument is adduced with evidences in order to make it more tenable. Dorothy’s adept handling of the situation pleased her boss very much. Every citizen of the country must adhere to the laws of the land.
The court adjourned the case.
A senior bureaucrat was appointed as an arbitrator to adjudicate the contentious issue. Physiotherapy is an essential adjunct to drugs in treating a stroke.
Besides being a man of vast erudition, he is also an excellent orator who can speak adlib on any topic.
She was administered a palliative by the doctor, to ease her pain. The traffic cop admonished the motorist for violating traffic rules. She decided to come to the actual point without much ado.
Despite all the popularity and adulation he is as modest as he was before.
The advent of new computers made some workers feel that machines would replace them. Many commercial movies are full of unbelievable adventitious happenings. She is a level-headed person who maintains her composure even in adversity. This event is being held under the aegis of T.I.M.E Being an affable and gregarious person she made a lot of friends and very soon adjusted herself to the new atmosphere. A group of students was taken into custody by the police for causing an affray at the college campus.
The suburbs of the city were an agglomeration of shanties in all its poverty and squalor.
You are aggravating the situation by grieving so much over such a petty issue. Students were aggrieved by the sudden and unprecedented hike in tuition fees.
The city was agog with the rumour that the notorious criminal had escaped from police custody.
The party accepted the deal with alacrity.
His reassurances allayed her fears to a large extent.
All the team members swore allegiance to the newly elected chief.
Is it possible to alleviate the misery of the downtrodden when funds are scarce. The rebels formed an alliance with the students’ group.
We were bewitched by the mystical allure of the idyllic surroundings. Milton’s magnum opus, Paradise Lost has several allusions to the Bible. He is my alter ego. India, which is a land of diverse cultures, is a curious amalgam of the traditional and the modern. Although he is an amateur artist his works show great promise. Janice has ambivalent reactions about her new job. Naxals ambushed and killed ten policemen who were on patrol duty. Mahatma Gandhi strived relentlessly to ameliorate the lot of the downtrodden sections of society. She was a hard-core feminist whose chief mission in life was to ameliorate the status of women.
The United Nations was not successful in promoting amity between the belligerent nations.
He has been suffering from amnesia ever since he sustained a serious head injury. The President refused to grant amnesty to the convict. With so much of violence all around one wonders whether Gandhian philosophy is an anachronism today. There was complete anarchy after the assassination of the President. She does not nurture any rancor or animosity even against those who tried to malign her. His acts of bravery, as a commander of the British Army, made him a legend in the annals of military history. Lethal weapons have the capacity to annihilate the entire human race. Although newspapers are expected to be critical, anodyne reporting is desirable. The bureaucrat was willing to speak if he was assured of anonymity. Such antagonism in sports makes me question the real purpose of sport itself. The doctor intended to take into account the antecedents of the disease before starting his treatment. Capital punishment sometimes sounds like an antediluvian concept to me. It is said that walking is an antidote for all ailments both somatic and psychological. Inequality is the antithesis of egalitarianism. Although he had led a very active life in his youth, with age and ill health he has now become apathetic and rather senile.
Being an orator par excellence, he can deliver any speech with aplomb.
Though inspiring yet it is obvious that the stories about his achievements were mostly apocryphal. He retired when he was at the apogee of his career so that people remembered him forever.
Her acting career reached its apotheosis when she enacted the role of Helen of Troy.
The social worker was so moved by the appalling living conditions of the slum dwellers that he vowed to ameliorate their lot. The ancient Indian texts, appendages to the Vedas. the Upanishads are
Her appetite has been impaired after a recent bout of illness. Experts of the intelligence department have apprised the government of a possible terrorist attack in the capital. His flawless speech received widespread approbation.
The company is passing through a difficult time; this is not the appropriate time to think of employee welfare. One must avoid taking arbitrary decisions and never venture into anything before weighing the pros and cons. Most primates are arboreal animals. Our country is the archetype of a secular society.
Many youngsters are ardent fans of pop icons.
The ardour and the dedication with which he performs the work assigned to him is worthy of emulation. After the arduous journey I must have slept for about twelve hours. The argot of college students is difficult to comprehend.
Although he was initially an arrant coward, he gradually overcame his fears and became more confident. The arriviste craved to be accepted by the snobs of the celebrity club.
Her childlike artlessness endeared her to one and all.
The cherubic young girl endeared herself to everyone with her artlessness. His ascent to fame and wealth was the result of his diligence and determination. He gave up his opulent life for he now preferred to lead an ascetic existence. Do not ascribe ulterior motives to children. After witnessing the gory sight he began to sweat and his face looked ashen.
The company resorted to cheap and asinine publicity which little helped in boosting its sales.
She remarked with asperity that she did not need my advise.
Don’t cast aspersions on anyone’s character. One must always aspire to reach one’s chosen goal in life. Abraham Lincoln’s first assay into politics was a disaster. He is an assiduous worker and an asset to the company. The lovers arranged a secret assignation in a remote part of the town. Though I am not an atheist, yet sometimes, I am not very sure about the modern day ideas of godliness. Having lived a corrupt and immoral life he has now turned to spirituality to make atonement for the sins he has committed
He is suffering from muscular atrophy.
Antibiotics are administered to a person suffering from infections in order to attenuate the bacteria and viruses responsible for causing the infection.
Being in the show business, she is au fait with the latest fashion.
The Principal was shocked at the audacity and impudence of some of his students. Although she was initially nervous while addressing the august gathering, very soon she began to feel at ease and started speaking eloquently. I consider it my privilege to address this august gathering.
People always admired her because she had an aura of grace and distinction.
Despite inheriting a huge fortune, he continued to live an austere life.
People rebelled against the autocrat who had been tyrannizing them for a long time. The doctors left no stone unturned to save the patient, but to no avail. Her avant-garde works won critical acclaim. The disgruntled patron averred that he would never support an upcoming artist in future. I have an aversion for sweetmeats. The alert crew averted a major accident.
Being an avid collector of rare artefacts she has an amazing collection of several antique pieces.
The scenic beauty and serenity of the hill station was awe-inspiring.
The mountaineers were awesome achievement.
Our plans for the picnic had gone awry thanks to the unseasonal rains. It is axiomatic that life is not always a bed of roses.
The babel caused by the raucous grunts of automobiles was cacophonous to the ears. After their team won the league matches the supporters indulged in bacchanalian revelry. He often engaged in friendly badinage with his colleagues in order to lighten the atmosphere. Intimidated by the thief’s baleful looks, the travellers handed over their valuables to him without protest.
It was a balmy and redolent spring morning and the weather was just ideal to go for a picnic. Michael Angelo, the famous Italian painter was famous for the baroque paintings of the Sistine Chapel. Unlike other young women of her age, Nina is not interested in decking herself up with baubles or other accessories. The beatific expression on his face revealed that he had managed to clinch the deal. Honesty and mutual trust form the bedrock of a lasting relationship. Lack of proper sleep can make a person befogged and petulant. I know he won’t begrudge it if you ask him for a personal loan. He was so beguiled by her charm that he failed to understand that her intention was to deceive him.
She was a self-respecting person and did not like to be beholden to anyone.
It behoves us to call on him when he is sick.
Several governmental and voluntary organisations came forward to offer assistance to the beleaguered victims of the tsunami. The fond parents’ hopes were belied when their son failed in his exams. Belittling children in front of others lowers their confidence. His belligerent nature makes people wary of him. The captain bemoaned that he seldom got advice from the coach. The benevolent king distributed his wealth among the poor. Education alone can uplift the benighted peasant folk.
The hostess greeted us with a benign smile.
The old man did not bequeath his wealth to his wayward sons. The master berated the servant for not doing his job properly.
His statements are bereft of any truth. The gullible girl was so besotted by the glib talker’s charm that she failed to see his true colours. The bewildering array of jewellery displayed in the shop made my choice very difficult. The tourists were bewitched by the idyllic surroundings and the tranquility of the place.
Biblical quotations have a charm of their own. His biddable servant was always at his beck and call, ready to take orders.
There is an urgent need for bilateral talks between India and Pakistan. After the biopsy the surgeon declared that the patient was not suffering from cancer. There are very few children who do not yield to blandishments. Over the years he adopted a rather blasé attitude towards luxury and good life. A person with a blinkered approach to things cannot accomplish much in life.
As the night was dark and blustery we decided to halt at a nearby inn and resume our journey the next morning.
It was quite a challenge for the teacher, to discipline a class of twenty boisterous children. He is a bonafide student of our college. The work environment in the office is fantastic. Such bonhomie is a rarity in professional situations. He accused them of having a bourgeois mentality and a parochial outlook.
The great works of Shakespeare had been bowdlerized by some self appointed moralists. The opposition party decided to boycott the proceedings of the assembly in order to express their dissidence. Besides being an unendurable bore, he is also a prodigious braggart. Such bravado will lower your esteem among your friends. He made a desperate attempt to display his bravado in the presence of the girls of his class. The soprano’s bravura performance appreciated by the discerning audience. was well
The job was a test of one’s brawn rather than of one’s brain.
People were shocked by the criminal’s effrontery and brazen defiance of the law.
Brevity is the soul of wit.
Her family often bore the brunt of her mood swings and frustrations.
People resented his brusque manners and lack of decorum. Adherence to tradition is a bugbear to present day youth. He was bullish about his chances of winning the election.
Her bumptious nature earned her the epithet, ‘Madam Know-All’.
Please meet the bursar and collect your bursary. He is there in the bursary. Most government officials have become the byword for venality.
Few acquisitions can match the cachet of owning a Mercedes Sedan. The cacophony of vehicular traffic is responsible for the sound pollution which is rampant in cities. As the share market is highly capricious, one is taking a calculated risk by investing in shares.
It is unbecoming of a musician of his calibre to stoop to such base levels in order to steal the limelight from his rivals. The minister filed a defamation suit against the press for calumny. Candour is a rare quality among politicians. Corruption and nepotism are cankers in our body politic.
The canny businessman was ahead of his peers much to their envy.
He has gone out to canvass for his party. The hijackers were forced to capitulate when they realised that they were over powered.
Most of the characters in Hardy’s novels eventually succumb to the capricious workings of fate. The weather suddenly turned rough and the boat capsized in the choppy sea.
The querulous guest was captious about the service offered by the hotel.
The performance of the children captivated the audience. Many great leaders wrote their autobiography in captivity. Love for all fellow beings is a cardinal virtue, which is advocated by scriptures of all religions. As a saint he should have long given up all carnal desires. The tiger is a carnivore Many a poet has glorified a woman’s lustrous and cascading tresses. The tsunami which occurred in the year 2004 had cataclysmic consequences in the coastal areas of India. The suspects were catechized by the police officials.
The Minister gave a categorical assurance that welfare measures would be extended to people belonging to all sections of the society. The teammates were infuriated by their chief’s caustic remarks.
The customers cavilled at the service offered by the hotel.
The children cavorted in the sand and thoroughly enjoyed themselves at the beach. It cannot be predicted with certitude that the judgement will be in our favour. There seems to be no cessation of the tribulations which fate has imposed on her. Sometimes there seems to be no cessation of the evils that have beset the world
He married a girl belonging to a different religion, much to the chagrin of his conservative parents. Being a charismatic leader he had a tremendous fan following.
Having lost a lot of money earlier, he is now extremely chary of investing in shares.
He chastised his team for its slipshod performance.
The chauvinist was booed by the crowd after his speech. Leonardo - da - Vinci's chef - d'oeuvre was his painting of the Monalisa.
The fraudster conned a number of gullible people with his glib talk and chicanery.
His dream of rooting out corruption seems chimerical. The smarmy salesman chivvied people to buy his products.
Smarmy sales persons constantly chivvy customers to buy their products. Diabetes is a chronic and debilitating ailment, which leaves a person weak and emaciated. I was rather surprised when a polished gentleman like him turned down her invitation in such a churlish manner.
While driving, it is better to be circumspect than be sorry later. The reigning chess champion circumvented every move of his opponents. During the course of his speech, he cited a few verses from the scriptures. His behaviour is a model lesson in civility.
The clamorous crowd gave him its full support.
The boisterous children stopped their clamour as soon as they heard their father’s stentorian voice. The Minister was accused of having clandestine dealings with the underworld. The murderer’s plea for clemency was rejected by the Supreme Court, which had imposed the death sentence on him. After retirement, he is leading a cloistered life.
Some atoms coalesce to from molecules. The accused alleged that the police had coerced him into giving a confession. The reasons cited by them for not executing the plan do not seem to be cogent. She cogitated over the issue for a long time before accepting the proposal. There are many cognate words in English and Greek. Keep your boss in full cognizance of the prevailing situation. The young team has decided to collaborate with the old task force.
Law and order collapsed totally during the bandh called by the opposition. Collateral is a must for availing bank loans. Colloqualisms are not permissible in formal speech. I wish the meetings of the society were conducted in a more formal manner. The colloquies are, at times, taking out the seriousness of the issues to be discussed. People commiserated with her over her recent loss.
Even the commodious auditorium could not accommodate the surging crowds who came to witness the programme. The judge commuted the death sentence of the prisoner to life imprisonment.
All religions of the world advocate compassion for fellow human beings. As a compatriot I have some duties towards others. The compendious essay on inherited diseases written by an eminent geneticist was very useful not only to the students of genetics but also to lay persons. In this increasingly competitive world one must be thoroughly competent and skilled in order to stay in the race. In the current competitive scenario no one can afford to be complacent. People always take advantage of her complaisant nature. He is too compliant and finds it difficult to say ‘no’. The lawyer claimed that he could prove the complicity of the accused in the crime. His complicity in the crime has been established beyond doubt. Although she was reluctant to accept the proposal, she had to acquiesce out of compulsion. He is a downright fraud who deceived a lot of people without any compunction. The peace plan seems to be doomed right from the conception stage itself.
All nations of the world should make a concerted effort to curb terrorism.
The mediator made a vain attempt to conciliate the two groups involved in the conflict. The heady concoction had an intoxicating effect on us. The condescending tone of the new coach irritated the youngsters. The condescending tone of his speech irritated even the dignitaries. No nation in the world condones terrorism. He was accused of acting as a conduit between the politicians and the underworld.
The police confiscated his assets when the charges of corruption levelled against him were proved judicially.
The conflagration claimed several lives and damaged several houses. Triveni Sangam at Allahabad which is a confluence of the Ganga and the Yamuna is a holy place for the Hindus. The traffic police has issued a warning that punitive action will be taken against those who fail to conform to safety rules. Many multi-storied buildings in the city do not conform to safety requirements.
The public prosecutor objected to the defence lawyer's deliberate attempt to confound the witness.
I have strong evidence to confute his theory.
Congenital anomalies are consanguineous marriages.
All his friends and relatives congregated at the airport to bid him adieu when he was going abroad to pursue higher studies. The Congress decided to support globalisation.
It is my conjecture that he is not guilty.
The young couple are enjoying their conjugal bliss. As a conscientious teacher Shobana could not be a silent witness to mass copying. The new museum was first consecrated by a priest and then opened to the general public. After prolonged discussion a consensus has emerged among the party men now. Consonance among all the members of a team, leads to a better performance. The senior politician’s decision to retire from active politics caused consternation among his party men. He is always open to constructive criticism. I construed his silence for acceptance and went ahead with my plan. The teacher showed consummate skill in handling the difficult situation. Most often he seems to be lost in contemplation.
In the contemporary world advertisements can create an image around boring personalities too. The contentious issue needs to be properly discussed. My tour to Denver is contingent upon the sanction of my leave. Criminals contravening the provisions of the constitution does not make to the headlines of newspapers these days. The conundrum about the existence of life after death defies all explanation. My wife is convalescing from her illness.
The chief convened an urgent review meeting. Her conventional views on morality and dress code may not be acceptable to some youngsters. He thanked the convivial crowd for giving him such a warm welcome. Central schools have imposed a total ban on corporal punishments. The corpulent lady lost her balance and fell down. The witness’ statement corroborated the evidence, which the police already had. Except for a few cosmetic changes nothing significant has been done to improve the situation.
Since he studied at various places he is now a true cosmopolitan. As he was cossetted and pampered by his doting parents, he turned out to be a spoilt brat.
The coterie of henchmen is said to have influenced the minister in a lot of underhand dealings.
In a coup détat the Chief Minister was deposed by a coterie of ministers who conspired against him.
The golf course was full of pot holes. He charmed everyone with his courtly deportment. In a covert operation the terrorists blew up a police outpost. I found her coyness and affected manners rather disgusting.
He often parries the crass questions posed by his wife as they are vexatious.
The craven subjects meekly obeyed the diktats of the monarch.
The new evidence does not lend credence to what the accused stated earlier. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the president. No one can question Jane’s credibility.
I wonder how such credulous people survive in modern times. The music at the New Year Party hit a crescendo at midnight. The crescent of the moon has caught the attention of many a poet. Though crestfallen after the miserable failure he managed to put up a brave front. The patient’s condition is critical.
Although he was quite a cheerful person, with age and ill health he has turned senile and crotchety.
Such crudity is unbecoming of a descendant of an illustrious blue-blooded family. His cryptic reply to my query left me totally flummoxed.
Though he accidentally knocked down and killed the skater yet he is guilty of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. The current financial position of the company is not sound. One cursory glance at the newspaper is enough for a professional to separate the wheat from the chaff.
The dapper youngman, charmed everyone at the party with his impeccable manners.
The terrorists’ attack, in which several people lost their lives, was condemned as an inhuman and dastardly act. The intrepid traveller was not daunted by the hardships involved in the long and arduous journey. Despite the many hardships she had to endure, the dauntless young woman went ahead in pursuing her goal. A formal suit is de riguer in the men’s colonnade of the club.
Although his maiden attempt at directing a film was a sheer debacle, he gradually becomes a director of repute.
A bout of viral fever has left me debilitated.
The notorious criminal was decapitated. More people are decimated on the roads of Delhi than in a war. The opposition decried the government’s position on globalisation.
The minister strongly decried the lack of proper rehabilitation programmes for the victims of the earthquake. I could deduce from his silence that he is not in favour of the decision.
Vandals defaced the great leader’s statue.
The bureaucrat announced his decision to sue the newspaper for publishing defamatory remarks against him. Astronomers are studying if there has been any deflection in the parts of the comet.
The abacus is more or less defunct these days.
Environmental degradation is attributed to ecological imbalance, which is perpetrated by human activity. The world’s natural environment has been degraded to such an extent that there seems to be little hope for humanity. Illiterate people, particularly in rural India, deify politicians and film stars and build temples in their name. There was a deluge of people for the tickets for the one-day international. She was nearly demented with worry and ran from pillar to post to trace her lost child. The pedestrian theme and demotic language of the play came in for criticism.
They accepted the treatment meted out to them, by their superiors, without demur.
The renowned actress played the role of a demure bride, to perfection. In his novels Thomas Hardy depicts man as a victim of the vagaries of fate. Environmentalists are concerned about the depleting ground water level. The principal severely rebuked the students for their deplorable behaviour and warned them to mend their ways. His etiquettes and deportment could not be faulted. The opposition deprecated the decision taken by the ruling party claiming that it was detrimental to the interest of the nation. Deriding the suggestions made by youngsters is bound to discourage them. Politicians using derogatory comments against their adversaries is a very common phenomenon. At times, children can descry things, which we don’t even notice. The militants desecrated the holy shrine. The invaders desecrated the holy shrines.
The police managed to capture the fugitive desperado when he surfaced from his hide out last week.
As he is getting older the actor seems to be desperate to get as many roles as possible.
The despoliation of the pristine hill stations by tourists is a cause for serious concern.
He is weak at studies mainly because his reading habits are desultory.
Many freedom fighters wrote their autobiographies during the period of their detention. The exorbitant price of branded clothes does not deter the fashion conscious youth of today. I detest people who tell lies. Medical practitioners, across the world, aver that a sedentary lifestyle is detrimental to one’s health.
The venal politician amassed a lot of wealth through devious means.
He devours books by the dozen. She was a devout and God fearing person who never swayed from the path of righteousness.
He launched into a diatribe against corruption.
He could be a good orator if he improves his diction.
He fimly believed in the dictum, ‘Neither a borrower nor a lender be’.
The General’s dictum was received with evident resentment by the soldiers.
Didactic literature does not appeal to a majority of today’s youth. She gradually overcame her initial diffidence and began to feel at home in the new surroundings. The government was criticized, by the opposition, for its dilatory approach in providing relief measures to the flood ravaged villages. The dilettante painter was pleasantly surprised when someone offered to buy his painting. The petite young lady was a diminutive figure beside her burly husband.
I could discern a tinge of sarcasm in his tone.
The discerning audience performance as mediocre.
The couple decided to opt for a divorce because of marital discord. They made a few discreet enquiries before clinching the deal.
Although they look similar they are as discrete as chalk and cheese. Death does not discriminate between the rich or poor, old or new, man or woman.
Being an overly haughty person, he disdained her advice.
The pristine waters of the lake were polluted by factories disgorging their chemical wastes into the lake.
In the name of rituals people in primitive societies used to dismember animals and humans.
Although the two sisters look alike they are as disparate as chalk and cheese as far as their attitudes are concerned. Despite being struck by a grave tragedy she remained dispassionate and took things in her stride in a highly practical manner.
If you view the situation as a dispassionate observer, you will be able to express an unbiased opinion.
It is alarming to note that criminals are holding parallel courts and dispensing justice. There was a lot of disquiet among the technical people about the launch of the new product. She is an upright individual not prone to dissemble. Being an honest and straightforward person she could not dissemble her actual feelings.
The purpose of teaching is not merely to disseminate information but to instil a love for learning. Information about AIDS must be widely disseminated to control its spread.
Dissent within the members of the political party led to its devastating fall. Having dissipated all his ancestral inheritance, he is now a bankrupt.
His dissolute behaviour shocked all his acquaintances.
Most of the critics of the pop singer consider him to be a dissolute man. The dissonance at the meeting makes me feel that we are not heading towards peace. The belly of this child has distended because of malnutrition. The child’s distended tummy indicates a serious Vitamin-B deficiency. Politicians distorting facts to suit their needs is no news now a days. Do not waste your time in dithering lest the opportunity should slip out of your hands. The traffic was diverted as a new flyover was being constructed. The Minister was divested of all powers. Although people respect him for his knowledge and intelligence, most resent his doctrinaire attitude.
Despite the obstacles which came his way he pursued his goal with dogged tenacity and emerged successful. He has been in the doldrums ever since he was fired from his job.
A doleful atmosphere prevailed across the nation when the news of the President’s death spread like wildfire. She had a doleful expression on her face after she witnessed the tragic scene. She is a very meticulous person who has a donnish air about her.
We were shocked to realize that we were doublecrossed by an old servant, who served our family for several years and whom we trusted implicitly. The feminist’s doughty campaign to put an end to the atrocities committed against women earned her national acclaim The new teacher who looked dour and sullen failed to make a favourable an impression on her students.
Being an adventure loving person she resented the drabness of her life and craved to do something exciting.
POTA is considered to be a draconian law by some people. Having led a very active life while in service, he now finds his retired life dreary and monotonous.
The bawling baby calmed down as soon as she heard her mother’s dulcet voice. Credit card agents constantly dun customers for payment. The witness was forced to sign the document under duress.
Most people have a nasty habit of eavesdropping.
The idea of going on a long holiday to his favourite destination put him in an ebullient mood. Besides being a well read person with eclectic tastes in literature he is also an acclaimed orator. The musician received an ecstatic applause from the audience. A government edict cannot be violated.
Inspite of commiting such a blatant error, he had the effrontery to justify himself. Generally a very querulous person, he was impressed by the service rendered by the hotel staff and was effusive in his praise of them. The hostess accorded an effusive welcome to her guests.
The agitated man was very effusive in his speech. After interpreting Hitler’s suicide note, experts concluded that he was egocentric. Such an egregious blunder could only be committed by a computer.
Forgive me for the transgression but I would like to show the egress to all these lawmakers. The elegant young woman could carry off any type of dress with élan The police managed to elicit vital information from the criminal. Since he is an eloquent speaker people listen to him with rapt attention.
Since his theory was abstruse he elucidated it to the gathering. The debilitating ailment has made her weak and emaciated.
Abraham Lincoln was instrumental in emancipating the slaves of America. We decided to survey the market before embarking on the project.
Since time immemorial women have liked to embellish themselves with jewellery. He was dismissed from service, when he was found guilty of embezzling official funds. Much against his wishes he was embroiled in a scandal. The textual emendation suggested by the chief editor was immediately incorporated by his juniors.
The eminent writer will be honoured next month. The finance minister was sent as the PM’s special emissary to the GATT conference. Euthanasia is a highly emotive issue.
The heroine of the novel Tess of the Durbevilles is made to experience such poignant situations that we can’t help empathizing with her. The vast empyrean was lit up with the golden hue of the morning sun.
The programme was so entertaining that the audience vociferously demanded an encore.
Children should not be encumbered with a lot of homework. Endangered species of birds and animals should be saved from becoming extinct. Malaria is endemic in many tropical countries.
The movie was so absurb that sitting through it, was a test of one’s endurance.
Since it is a sensitive issue, it is likely to engender a lot of controversy. Reading contributes a great deal to enhance one’s knowledge and wisdom. Having nothing constructive to do we were overcome by ennui.
The entente signed by the two nations is likely to put an end to the long standing hostility between them.
The musician’s enthralling performance was acknowledged with a standing ovation by the audience.
The abductors enticed the children with some chocolates. His tyrannical behaviour earned him the epithet, Hitler.
She is an epitome of good manners because of her excellent upbringing. She maintains her equanimity even during the most trying circumstances. The equipoise displayed by the father in dividing his property became evident when both the brothers got an equal share.
Clever politicians statements.
He distanced himself from friends and associates and chose to live like an eremite. Indiscriminate felling of trees leads to soil erosion which in turn has a detrimental effect on the fertility of the soil. The Principal warned the boisterous students of punitive action if they did not mend their errant behaviour. The cheat was caught red-handed when he was trying to palm off an ersatz painting of a renowned artist, as an original. His erudite statements left the common man totally confused.
The delinquent eschewed violence and vowed to turn over a new leaf. Philosophy is an esoteric science.
Ardent feminists who espoused the cause of women’s liberation were instrumental in elevating the position of women in a male chauvinistic society. The glass panels of the windows were etched with beautiful designs.
The ethos of the organisation is to deliver quality service to the people.
It is unbecoming of a person of his calibre to breach the rules of professional etiquette in such a blatant manner. “Vertically challenged” is a euphemistic term to refer to short people.
Music which is calm and euphonious is capable of soothing many a distraught soul.
The initial euphoria of winning the election gradually waned and the elected representatives got back to their respective duties. He was euphoric when he won the election with a huge majority. Unable to see the suffering of their terminally, ill son, the patients parents consented to euthanasia. I seem to be working on an evanescent budget. The seasoned politician kept giving evasive answers to all the controversial questions. The judge felt that the appeal was not backed up by sufficient evidence. Susan’s antics evoke images of my childhood. People were highly superstitious and puritanical during the medieval ages but over the years the human race has gradually evolved into a more rational species. His weak physical health was exacerbated by the dank and inclement weather. He rose to the exalted position of the president by working very hard. The parents were exasperated by their teenaged daughter’s recalcitrant nature.
The accused was exculpated by the court when the accusations levelled against him were proved to be false. The leader's exhortation roused the team members into action.
The body was exhumed at the judge’s behest. Terrorism is an exigent international problem which needs to be tackled expeditiously. His exiguous income was barely sufficient to make ends meet. After a thorough investigation he was exonerated from the charges levelled against him. The Chief Minister ordered expeditious action to be taken against the errant officials. The Minister ordered his men to take expeditious action in evacuating the flood victims to safer places.
He was overcome by remorse and made an earnest attempt to expiate his sins. Shankaracharya was an exponent of the Advaita philosophy. He expounded his views on philosophy through his lectures and writings
The Minister had to face expulsion from the party when his alleged involvement in the scandal was proved judicially. She made an earnest attempt to expunge the unpleasant memories of the past and begin life afresh. The rare artefacts in the museum spoke volumes about the exquisite craftsmanship of the artists of a bygone era. Adam’s extravagant lifestyle has been a source of constant worry to his wife. The seasoned politician managed to extricate himself from the controversy. She is normally a very exuberant person but of late she appears to be rather dour. The exultant sponsors announced a gift of $1,00,000 to the child prodigy.
Visiting the fabled city of Rome, during my holiday in Europe last year, was a dream come true for me.
Her account of the incident was a complete fabrication.
The facetious remarks made by some men on women’s day was met with the scorn which it rightly deserved. He was not aware of the factual errors in his essay until they were pointed out.
The critics felt that the Finance Minister’s argument was fallacious. Human beings are fallible.
After a fallow period, trading in the country is gradually picking up momentum. The singer's falsetto was ringing in my ears long after the concert was over.
The play, which had a far-fetched storyline failed to impress the audience.
Towards the fag end of her life, her attitude towards life was one of stoic acceptance driven by fatalism.
After a long, fathomless and rather uncomfortable silence she began to speak.
We were overcome by fatigue after the long and arduous journey. Although she was irked by his fatuous remarks she remained composed. He became an object of ridicule due to the faux-pas which he committed at the high society gathering.
Fawning bureaucrats, trying to curry favour with politicians are a common sight these days. He is a feckless young man who lives off his parents.
The defendant made a fervent appeal to the judges to listen to his version also. She is a diehard workaholic who makes a fetish of her work. Since the best players of the team are in fine fettle we hope to win the tournament this year.
The long-standing feud between the two contiguous nations culminated in a bloody war.
Though fictitious the character of Sherlock Holmes looks very real.
Being a punctilious person, she is finicky even about fiddling details.
Since I promised fidelity to the organisation in which I am working, I cannot divulge this information which should be kept confidential. The beheading of innocent Indians held hostage by the Taliban, was denounced by all nations of the world as a fiendish act. In a democracy, the President is merely a figurehead.
He was a devoted son who fulfilled his filial responsibilities with dedication.
His words of encouragement gave the much needed fillip to his sagging morale.
The plan was executed with masterly finesse. Despite being amateur artists they performed the play with masterly finesse. My boss is so fastidious that he is finicky about even the minutest of details. Having had a fitful sleep last night, I felt groggy throughout the day.
Jane’s fixation with cleanliness, sometimes, annoys her husband Joe.
The boisterous students were rusticated from the college for indulging in vandalism and flagrant violation of set norms. Among the flotsam on the beach we also found some antique coins of a bygone era.
His unexpected question left me totally flummoxed and floundering for an answer.
The prices of petrol and diesel have been constantly fluctuating during the past one year.
The questions posed by the child left his parents totally flummoxed. The footnote provided in the book makes an interesting reading.
She seemed to have had a foreboding of her imminent death.
If you fail to pay the fee on time you will forfeit your seat. The orphaned children looked so forlorn that my heart went out for them. Since acting had always been her forte she decided to pursue a course in theatrics.
Newspapers are expected to be expressing their views without any bias.
By a fortuitous turn of events, he was able to turn adversity into an advantage. He was a four-square person who would not rest until his goals were achieved.
The fracas between the two rival groups led to factional rivalry. Incessant nagging by parents tends to make a teenager fractious and defiant. Fractious children are possessive about their belongings and resent sharing them with their peers. Some leaders have understood that their wicked ways create Frankensteins for their entire country.
The activity, which began at a frenetic pace, was suspended abruptly owing to insurmountable circumstances. In a state of frenzy the angry mob destroyed public property.
The stuffy atmosphere in the class room made the children cranky and fretful.
Although he is an intelligent and hardworking student, he is too easily distracted by frivolities.
Although he is extremely wealthy he believed in a frugal existence. Citizens, particularly those belonging to the salaried class, fulminated against the unprecedented rise in prices. Several functionaries of government departments were entrusted with polling duty at the time of elections.
Naxals, lying in ambush, fired a fussilade of bullets at the policemen killing them instantaneously.
He seems to be oblivious of the serious gaffe he committed during the course of his speech.
Although people criticise her as a hard task master there is no gainsaying the fact that she is a charismatic leader. The comedian who was a stubby man with a peculiar gait, never, failed to amuse his audience.
It was extremely galling to listen to his constant bragging about himself. In our society, girls are not allowed the leeway to gallivant.
The carnival was a fun filled event with games, entertainment and gifts galore.
The new leader is expected to galvanize his entire team. In a shrewd bureaucratic gambit the corrupt politician was caught red handed. He was a gangling teenager when I last saw him, but now has grown into a handsome and polished gentleman. The garbled message led to a comedy of errors.
One must avoid using gargantuan words in one’s speech. Her garish dressing reflected her poor sartorial taste.
He campaigned extensively and garnered enough support from the electorate.
His unrestrained garrulity was rather irritating.
Some old army men are prone to gasconading a lot. The gauche young village lass felt like a fish out of water in the snobbish and sophisticated atmosphere. When you draw the genealogy of our family do not forget to give a copy to me. I am sure many people these days neither know nor care for their genealogy. An aging generation with no social security is worrying sociologist. If you trace the genesis of our family we are the descendents of Rabindranath Tagore. By the way, can genetics explain why the entire lineage seems to have homogeneous qualities? Being a warm and genial person, Jane has endeared herself to all her friends.
The guests were overwhelmed by the hostess’s warmth and geniality. Genocide and ethnic violence rocked several regions of the world after the Second World War.
Classic movies of different genres will be shown at the Paradise theatre during the film festival. The writer’s constant dwelling on issues which are not germane to the topic under consideration speaks of his discursive style. People belonging to some tribal communities living in the Amazon jungles are crude and uncivilized and have a ghoulish passion for weird practices. The labourers lived in gimcrack shacks in abject poverty and squalor.
The thieves gained entry into the house stealthily and gingerly tried to open the safe. The evidence to support his theory was gleaned from books and experiments.
She looked sick with worry and her forehead was glistening with apprehensive perspiration. The copious rains this year, led to a glut in the production of food grains. The leader’s word is taken as gospel by his follows.
The gradation of the questions from easy to difficult became a controversial issue. The steep gradient at the foot of the hillock is proving to be a safety hazard for motorists. It is gratifying to note that children, these days, are taking active interest in social service. The company offered to give one soap gratis to everyone who bought two toothpastes. The beggar expressed his gratitude by touching the feet of the man who gave him food. I get irritated when people give me gratuitous advice.
The grave expression on his face told me that it was not the right time to talk to him. Try and understand the gravity of the situation.
Marketing men are, almost invariably, gregarious by nature. She was overwhelmed with grief when she heard the tragic news of her sister’s death in a ghastly road accident. Please take your grievance to someone who is in a position to help. The scooterist was grievously injured in the accident. People, particularly children, distanced themselves from her because she always had a grim expression on her face.
He was a maniac who was involved in a series of grisly murders.
The dance was well appreciated by the audience because all the artists performed with gusto.
Although I could not understand the language in which he was speaking, I could discern from his guttural shouts that he was abusing someone. Even the best zoos are poor substitutes for natural animal habitats. The flamboyant young man was a habitué at the upmarket club. The movie, which had a hackneyed theme failed to capture the interest of the audience. Jane recalled with nostalgia the halcyon days of her childhood. Malleability is the hallmark of pure gold.
The antique vase broke into smithereens due to the servant’s ham-fisted handling.
Usage: I could discern from his hangdog look that he failed miserably in the test.
The preparations for the wedding are taking place in a rather haphazard manner. The hapless couple met with an accident. The nightingale, which was considered to be a harbinger of spring was extolled by John Keats in one of his odes. The nightingale is a harbinger of spring.
Despite the negative publicity against the restaurant, hard-core customers continue to patronize it.
Newspapers should be hard-hitting and forthright in expressing their views.
With acute water scarcity and frequent power cuts, most city dwellers are in for a harrowing summer this year. Elizabeth misconceived Darcy’s reserved nature for hauteur, associated with affluence. The resort which is a tranquil haven, is an ideal getaway after a long and stressful week.
The police seem to be making little headway in investigating the bank robbery which shook the entire city.
It is heartening to learn that many young people are coming forward to join the armed forces in order to defend their mother land.
We offered our heartfelt sympathies to the members of the bereaved family.
The meeting was stopped abruptly as the Chief Minister who was addressing the gathering was heckled by the angry public. Many boxers indulge in pre match hectoring. After living a hedonistic life for several decades, he has now embraced austerity.
India was under British hegemony for over three decades. The United States was often criticized for perpetrating hegemony.
Robert’s heretical statements embarrass his associates no end. His brain seems to be hermetically sealed. His heterodox explanation angered the clerics.
The classes in American colleges have a heterogeneous composition. Professors prefer a heterogeneous mix of students in their classes. Her otherwise pretty face turned hideous after she sustained grievous injuries in a road accident.
The movie, which was totally hilarious and thoroughly entertaining, was enjoyed not only by children but also by adults. Children enjoyed listening to the hoary tales narrated by the octogenarian. A holistic approach to transport may be the solution to most of our commutation problems. The world will not be the same if another nuclear holocaust takes place. The old man’s homespun wisdom did not appeal to the younger lot.
You will be charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder because you knocked down the pedestrian unintentionally.
Though of the same age, the children are not a homogenous group. Most corporate houses spend a lot of money on honing the skills of their employees. In a significant breakthrough the police managed to nab the notorious criminal who was accused of committing several horrendous crimes. Mahatma Gandhi’s hortatory speeches roused the patriotic spirit of the Indians The railway minister hot-footed to the accident-spot in order to supervise relief work.
Most men fail to realize that hubris about their achievements can lead to a miserable downfall. The children playing in the street were mowed down by a hurtling truck.
Hyperactive children could be very demanding. The correct usage of hyperbole could add spice to a writing. The sight of a hypodermic needle terrifies me. It is merely hypothetical to state that we would have been better off under a different form of government. ‘Let us reason it out through a hypothetical case’, the lawyer said.
His idee fixe on the existence of supernatural forces was evident in his works.
His method of extracting work from his subordinates is idiosyncratic but successful. The ignominy of being defeated by his arch rival was difficult for him to endure. Please give me a printout as your writing is absolutely illegible.
The ill-fated aircraft crashed into the fields killing all the passengers on board.
The growing number of illiterates is a serious cause for concern. The children of the school were immaculately dressed in pristine white uniforms. Theists believe that God is immanent in very object of creation.
The kidnapped children were immured in a dilapidated house, away from the city. Negotiations between the management and the union leaders have reached an impasse, with both the parties adopting an obstinate stance. His impeccable character was worthy of emulation.
The minister promised financial assistance to the impecunious peasant families. The citizens rebelled against the monarch’s imperious rule. Avoid taking impetuous decisions lest you should repent later. As the text was pretty recondite, we could not comprehend its full import.
Although he delivered an impromptu speech, the audience listened to him with rapt attention.
He is usually very circumspect and avoids taking impulsive decisions. The politician categorically denied the motives imputed to him by the media. Ravi’s in capacity to complete his work in time drew the displeasure of his employers.
Incensed by the management's apathy, the workers resolved to intensify their strike.
The picnic had to be cancelled with the incessant rainplaying spoilsport.
The political unrest was quelled in its incipient stages before it could lead to a major agitation. Unlike his brother who was a gregarious person, Robert was a loner by nature and by inclination.
The prince roamed in his kingdom incognito to know the welfare of his subjects. The details are inconsequential and in no way helpful in making a breakthrough.
Please do not call him a ‘criminal’ until you have incontrovertible evidence against him. There is incriminating evidence that the defendant had lied under oath.
It is incumbent upon every fresh medical graduate to serve in rural areas for a year.
The army was ready to face the likely incursion of the enemy. In most conservative societies smoking by women is considered indecorous.
Having squandered all his wealth on gambling, he now lives a life of indigence.
Despite being hardworking, a majority of people in this nation lead an indigent life He had to postpone his trip due to his indisposition.
He has been totally indoctrinated, that no amount of cajolery will make him see reason.
Being a woman of indomitable will, she was not cowed down by the impediments which came her way and eventually achieved her goal. It is an indubitable fact that no nation in the world can afford to extol terrorism. He revealed the truth while in a state of inebriation. Arrogance and ineptitude led to the team’s miserable performance. All humans are prone to err, no man is infallible.
Even infinitesimal organisms like bacteria and viruses are necessary for maintaining the ecological balance.
Many hill resorts witness a an influx of tourists during the summer months. He was convicted by the court when he was found guilty of infringing the law.
Infusion of new talent is the need of the hour. Children are ingenious when it comes to getting their own ways.
She endeared herself to everyone ingenuousness and childlike simplicity.
The ingrate son sneered at the idea of looking after his ailing parents. He is trying hard to ingratiate himself to his boss. Jane is rather inhibited after her injury. Students protested against the government’s latest reservation policy because they felt that it was inimical to the interests of people belonging to certain sections of the society.
The injunction issued by the Supreme Court prevents government doctors from setting up private practice.
One’s innate abilities vary from person to person. Although it was a seemingly innocuous remark I could discern the insinuation implied in it.
Since she could not tolerate his innuendos any longer she refused to marry him. An inquest was held to discover the cause of the official’s mysterious death.
The Chief Minister ordered an inquest into the failure of law and order in the state.
Children usually have an inquisitive bent of mind.
His insatiable appetite for money has made him rather ruthless. The ways of destiny are inscrutable to man. It is a misconception that plants are insentient.
The insidious effects of terrorism can be felt in every corner of the globe now. The insidious effects of smoking eventually prove detrimental to one’s health. He insinuated that she tends to be very snobbish. Infuriated by the students’ insolent behaviour, the principal warned them to mend their ways. Stress is one of the principal causes of insomnia. The aged parents were hurt by their son’s insouciant attitude towards their problems. The armed insurgents attacked the police station.
Most of the problems we consider insurmountable can be solved with a bit of determination. The insurrection was quelled before it took a serious turn. As the intercession attempt turned out to be a failure, the two groups continued to be at logger heads.
An interim committee was appointed to conduct a probe into the scam. Interim relief, in the form of festival advance, was sanctioned for all central government employees. He thought of interjecting before the problem took a serious turn. The old gentleman was considered an interloper by the younger members of his family.
These days we have to endure many seemingly interminable commercials to watch a movie on T.V. The intermittent rain hindered relief operations.
The dictator got the rebels interned without any trial. We do not know whether the lines are original or interpolated at a later date. During the interregnum when the old king died and the crown prince was coronated, the Prime Minister took charge of the affairs of the state. The situation would have been worse if the elders had not intervened. The local bully tried to intimidate the small town residents. The Italian intonation in her voice was quite easy to discern.
The intractable child refused to say sorry even after being caught red handed while cheating in the examinations. He could not get along with any of his team mates because of his intransigent attitude.
The intrepid traveller went ahead with his journey despite the many obstacles which he had to encounter. We were greatly intrigued by the lives of the royalty.
The flooded river inundated several villages. He became inured to his wife’s persistent nagging.
Infuriated by their abominable behaviour, he let out a stream of invectives.
The salesman tried to inveigle the customers into accepting his proposal. I attended the President’s investiture ceremony. The invigorating breeze soothed her tired nerves and distraught soul.
The Juventus Club seems to be invincible.
He tried to invoke the blessings of God before his exams. The excruciating pain in my shoulder caused me to let out an involuntary cry of pain.
He does not seem to be having an iota of concern for those in distress.
Socrates had a shrewish wife who was known for her irascible nature. The students were vexed with the irksome regulations imposed by the warden of the hostel.
Young children are made to iterate nursery rhymes in order to familiarize them with language.
The itinerant nature of a sales job appeals to some but may be disliked by many. After a hectic session at work we needed a break to rejuvenate our jaded spirits. A person with a jaundiced view of the world seldom derives any happiness out of life.
His speech which was rather jejune, failed to sustain the interest of the audience. The Minister’s political career was in jeopardy when he was implicated in the scam. The remark was made in jest and not meant to be taken seriously The entire cargo had to be jettisoned as all but one of the engines had developed a snag. His colleagues were rather disgusted by the extreme jingoism displayed by the expatriate employee.
His jocose attitude lightened our mood. Despite his age, he is young at heart and had plenty of joie de vivre.
The doctor told the diabetic that he must be more judicious in his food habits. Every cross road in Delhi has become an important junction. The unfaithful husband left his wife at a critical juncture. There is no point in advising her at this juncture.
The policeman refused to file the complaint as the crime did not take place in his jurisdiction. Many people feel that there is no justification for capital punishment to be awarded to anyone. Adults behaving in a juvenile manner often become the butt of ridicule.
I will always treasure the gift he gave me for keep sake, before he left for the U.S.
After a single interaction with her, I knew that we were kindred spirits because our tastes and opinions matched on a majority of issues. He does not hesitate to kowtow to his bosses in order to win their favour.
The victorious team received kudos from the students and the faculty for winning the trophy.
The manager tried to cover up the team’s performance with rather laborious arguments. His joke, which was rather laboured, failed to evoke laughter.
Since I am a jovial person, lachrymose films do not appeal to me
The government’s lackadaisical attitude in preventing the spread of the epidemic led to several deaths. His style of writing though crisp and laconic is easy to comprehend. Many old timers lamented the demolition of antique structures in the city, in the name of modernization. The press lampooned the ruling party for not bringing in any reform in their education policy. Even momentary lapse in concentration on busy roads could prove hazardous. The notorious duo were sentenced to imprisonment on charges of larceny.
Recently a famous socialite was sentenced to imprisonment when he was proved guilty of larceny. The philanthropist was extolled for his largesse.
The travellers were overcome by lassitude after the long and arduous journey.
Lax supervision examination.
A few corporate houses offer employees the leeway to work flexitime. We must be proud of our country’s rich legacy of culture and traditional thought.
Since her uncle did not have any children of his own she became the sole legatee to his vast property. The authorities’-attempt to hush up the case at the behest of those in power, is a classic case of political and bureaucratic legerdemain. Jona’s writing is barely legible.
A legion of photographers and press men waited at the airport for the celebrity's arrival.
It is absolutely legitimate for the courts to deal firmly with terrorists. Sullen weather tends to make a person dour and lethargic He is a very level – headed person and seldom loses his balance even when provoked.
The magician’s assistant appeared to levitate in the air under the spell of hypnosis. Such levity in religious matters may not endear you to many. You may find colloquial words in the lexicon. He filed a defamation suit against the media, accusing it of libel. A liberal pay package alone may not enhance productivity.
The woman of today is more liberated when compared to her ancient counterpart. The libertine did not mend his ways despite being threatened with dire consequences. The libertine led a life of idleness and dissipation and eventually died penniless. His limpid style of writing, bereft of all the trappings of ornamentation, was comprehensible even to the lay man.
People from different parts of India find it easy to get on in Mumbai as the lingua franca is Hindi. She listened patiently to the litany of complaints which the children made against eachother. Literal translations may sound very bland.
Kerala has the maximum number of literates in India. It is loathsome to watch able-bodied young men resorting to begging.
The locale did not get the approval of the Director of the movie. Expanding its business operations to offshore markets is the company’s lodestar.
The members of the opposition party accused the government of adopting lopsided policies. The loquacious speaker kept on talking for three hours.
These unemployed youth seem to have become lotuseaters. A louring sky portends an imminent storm. His novels, being lowbrow, do not appeal to discerning readers.
Since the explanation was absolutely lucid I think no one has any question to ask.
The venal politician gloated over his filthy lucre.
The drama was absolutely ludicrous.
A lugubrious atmosphere prevailed over the city following the leader’s assassination. Although he was a fledgeling artist his work was well appreciated by the leading luminaries of the art world.
The lunatic troubled everyone in the locality. Her lustrous hair has been her crowning glory. Macabre rituals like human sacrifice are still prevalent among some tribal communities. The Machiavellian politician is rumoured to have incited the mob. The machinations of the opposition led to the ruling party’s miserable downfall.
Many nations in the world are caught in the maelstrom of ethnic hatred and racial discrimination.
The audience appreciated the soprano’s magnificent performance.
Her magnanimous gesture of donating her entire earnings from the film, to charity received applause from the media. The business magnate bought all the photographs displayed in the exhibition. The sublime theme and the magniloquence of phraseology has made Milton’s Paradise Lost a master piece.
Richard Attenborough’s magnum opus Gandhi, was a mega hit everywhere.
It is grossly inhuman of the terrorist organisation to maim innocent people in order to promote their cause.
Before the onset of industrialization, agriculture was the mainspring of Indian economy.
The veteran politician announced his retirement from mainstream politics.
The maladroit handling of the strike has aggravated the company’s problems.
One student wrote in his essay, “I have been grown with a lot of fondness by my parents.” What malapropism! A band of malcontents were responsible for creating unrest in the country and destabilizing the government.
Miton’s satan is a personification of malevolence. His malevolent nature did not come to the fore front initially. The malicious man beat up the children playing near his house.
The Chief requested the press not to malign his overworked police force.
She developed a malignant tumor, which eventually proved fatal. The politician losing an election has to accept the people’s mandate. If you have a PAN number then it is mandatory to file your tax returns. The bodies of the accident victims were mangled beyond recognition.
The protestors claimed that they were manhandled by the police.
Her anxiety was manifest in her nervous movements.
The tall claims made in election manifestos should not be believed by any sensible man.
The shrewd politician manipulated the facts to suit himself.
In a crafty manoeuvre the dissidents managed to overthrow the ruling party. Marauding troops of armed men looted money and valuables from many houses in the village. Coleridges ‘Ancient Mariner’ is a poem about mariners lost in the sea. I could not help marvelling at the beauty of nature.
He is masochistic worker who does not care for his health too. The culprit who masqueraded as a government official and tried to fool the gullible people was caught red handed by the police. People are bored by her company because she has nothing interesting to speak, apart from continuously maundering about her problems. The maverick politician was not popular with his partymen. The poet has the dubious distinction of composing mawkish poems.
The Prime Minister’s assassination led to the destabilisation of the government and mayhem in the country.
It is not prudent to meddle with the personal affairs of others.
One must always be wary of meddlesome neighbours.
The cricket team’s mediocre performance in the recently concluded test series drew flak from cricket lovers across the country. Despite being a melange of various cultures our country stands united in its diversity Several people were injured in the melee triggered by communal disturbance and the police opened teargas shells to bring the situation under control. When I met him last evening, I found him in a mellow mood engaged in friendly banter with his friends. He conveyed the message with a melodramatic flourish.
The memoirs of his early childhood make for poignant reading.
The fact that his friends deserted him as soon as he was bereft of all his wealth makes it obvious that their interests in him were purely mercenary. None can get along with a person who has a mercurial temperament. The gymnast’s performance mesmerised the audience. He is a man of great mettle and does not rest until he meets his goal. The Rajputs were mettlesome warriors. The audience who expected a spectacular show were rather disappointed upon witnessing the artist’s middling performance. The social milieu of ancient India was not conducive to the education and emancipation of women.
The minatory sky presaged an imminent storm.
The size of the font was so minuscule that I had to strain my eyes to read through the paper. A mirthful atmosphere prevailed across the kingdom on the occasion of the prince’s coronation. The incessant rain which lashed the city for the past two days has left the streets dank and miry.
Some people still seem to be under the misapprehension that the role of a woman is confined to the kitchen.
The management warned him that it would not tolerate any type of misdemeanour, henceforth. The mishap could have been averted if the authorities had been more alert. The PM dashed off a missive to the governor expressing his anguish about the law and order situation in the state. Although diligence and perseverance are essential attributes of success, a modicum of luck is also mandatory. The notorious burglars revealed their modus operandi during the course of their interrogation by the police.
His deep interest in solving crossword puzzles verges on monomania.
The holiday at the hill resort was a well-deserved break from the monotony of every day life. As he is a man of impeccable moral fibre his character is worthy of emulation.
We finally managed to free ourselves from the morass of paper work and secured approval for our project.
The novelist’s sense of humour, albeit mordant, was very appealing to his readers.
Many of the social mores of the past are now moribund. The mores of ancient society prevented women from pursuing an education
With young men and women insisting on choosing their life partners themselves, the concept of arranged marriages would soon become moribund. The mountebank who managed to con several gullible people was nabbed by the police.
The sea is home to multifarious life forms.
India is a land of multifarious traditions and languages.
The large donation which he made spoke of the philanthropist’s munificence. The murky weather has a depressing effect on one’s mood. Except for the muted sounds of hooting of the owls at a distance, the night was still and eerie.
The riders went berserk and mutilated the idols in the temple.
Hitler was duly served by his group of myrmidons. His involvement in the scam and consequent resignation was the nadir of his career. Although he was very naive when he first started the business, he is now a stalwart.
The super star has become a narcissist a victim of his own past glory. Nanotechnology is still in its nascent stages in many countries across the world.
It is surprising that people still believe in weird practices like necromancy even in this twenty first century.
The dubious politician was expelled from the party for indulging in nefarious activities. The opposition feels that its stand has been vindicated while the ruling party’s stance stands negated. Nepotism is not uncommon in the political and bureaucratic circles of India. Driving through the hilly terrain, especially negotiating the hair-pin bends, was a nerve-racking experience.
She was visibly nettled by his slighting remarks.
The couple had the habit of constantly niggling at each other which led to incompatibility between them. The book titled, ‘The Vision of the Future’ glorifies nihilism. According to the scriptures, one can achieve a state of nirvana through detachment and dedication to one’s duty.
The convicts were confined in a noisome dungeon.
Despite the trying circumstances he appeared nonchalant. When journalists questioned him about the outcome of the negotiations the minister remained non-committal.
The young lad who belonged to a nondescript village, in a remote corner of the country, eventually achieved immense success Mr.Brown who was once a nonentity in social circles is now a famous business tycoon.
His devotion to duty, sheer business acumen and willingness to take risks made him a nonpareil businessman within a very short time.
The new teacher was nonplussed when she was accorded a rude welcome by the students.
Peddling failed nostrums of yesteryears will no way help a nation to embrace the path of progress.
The figures published in the newspapers were only notional, since the actual figures could not be obtained.
The nouvea riche do not hesitate to frequently throw lavish parties in order to flaunt their wealth.
After graduating in theological studies, he underwent a two-year novitiate and was inducted as a priest.
The discharge of noxious effluents into the atmosphere has a detrimental effect on human health. Despite watching her face intently to catch every nuance of expression, I could not discern her inner feelings.
The shares that she thought would fetch her a lot of money proved to be nugatory.
He was so obdurate that all my attempts to make him see reason proved futile.
The defence lawyer made a deliberate attempt to obfuscate facts. Several villages were obliterated by the flash floods.
He often sought solace for his innumerable worries by drinking himself to oblivion.
His obnoxious behaviour attracted a lot of criticism. The obsequious politician picked up the shoes of the party president.
The prediction that the printed word would become obsolescent with the advent of computers eventually turned out to be false. When the crowd grew unmanageable and obstreperous, the police was called in to take charge.
The pastel colours of the decor made the room look less obtrusive.
Excessive intake of fat in one’s diet can occlude the arteries. He looked like an oddity in his bizarre outfit and weird hairdo. He is such an odious person that people detest his company. People loathe his company because he is an extremely odious person. The celebrity who was involved in the scandal had to face public odium.
The writer has recorded the details of his innumerable odyssies in his travelogue.
He is a man with offbeat taste and style.
His officiousness made him unpopular with his employees.
Although I was piqued by his off-key remarks I did not make it very obvious.
God is omnipotent. Certain types of ducks are omnivorous. The onerous task of nurturing his younger siblings fell on his tender shoulders after his father’s death. The armed forces are pretty well equipped to defend the country against an enemy onslaught. The onus of looking after the safety and security of the employees rests with the employer. The fire works lit up the night sky with opalescent hues.
People often used to take advantage of his openhanded nature.
The soldiers were waiting for the opportune moment to strike back at the enemy. The students resented the warden’s oppressive rules.
The spectators were awestruck by the opulence and grandeur of the Versailles palace. Journalists could not elicit much information from him because of his oracular responses.
People belonging tosome tribal communities are notorious for performing orgiastic rituals.
The boisterous children fell silent as soon as they heard the master’s orotund voice.
I think I should see an orthodontist and get my teeth aligned. The ostensible reason for the increase in crime is poverty but the police chief feels that there could be other reasons too.
The bigots of his community ostracized him for getting married to a girl belonging to a different religion. The unprecedented rise in prices provoked a public outcry. His outlandish clothes made him the object of ridicule at the party.
Smoking in public has been outlawed in many countries.
With the advent of computers, typewriters have become outmoded.
He was a dandy who was always garishly dressed in outré outfits. The models walked the ramp in outfits, that were rather outré.
I made it clear to them at the very outset that negligence will not be tolerated.
The standing ovation given by the audience testifies to the soprano’s exquisite performance. The car, which was partly damaged in the accident, was overhauled at the workshop.
Since she knew his real nature she did not fall prey to his charms and ignored all his friendly overtures.
His overweening pride eventually led to his downfall.
As the countdown for the d-day began, the organisers of the event became overwrought and apprehensive.
The rhino is the fastest pachyderm. His pacific nature prevented him from getting involved in the brawl. Even members belonging to the dissident group changed tune and began singing paeans to the new leadership as soon as it came to power. Paeans were sung in praise of the lord when the king recovered. The audience watched spell bound, the rare pageantry displayed by the Air Force cadets at the recent air show.
Although she has recovered from her illness, she still looks weak and pallid. It is rightly said that music is the panacea for all ailments. The hostess displayed considerable panache in conducting the show. Doctors are trying to ensure that bird flu does not become pandemic. Pandemonium prevailed in the house when the opposition leader insulted a ruling party member. Reopening the scam report will tantamount to opening a Pandora’s box. The undisputed king of pantomime. When my fears turned out to be unfounded, I realized how paranoid I was. Women labourers demanded wage parity with their male counterparts.
Unmindful of the parlous weather the brave soldiers went ahead with their mission of defending the country. He felt out of place among the parochial and clannish members of the community.
She broke into a paroxysm of sneezes due to a sudden allergy triggered by pollution.
Despite amassing a lot of wealth, he leads a parsimonious existence. She is a past master in extracting work from her subordinates.
People were taken aback by his patrician arrogance. Mahatma Gandhi’s inspiring speeches roused the patriotic spirit of several Indians. Since he was a neophyte, his boss was tolerant of his peccadillos. Social work is very satisfying though one cannot expect pecuniary benefits. Constrained by pecuniary difficulties, he was forced to discontinue his studies. The programme, which started with a lot of promise, turned out to be a pedestrian affair. She has a penchant for dressing up in trendy clothes.
The young man was penitent of his mistakes and resolved to tread the path of righteousness. He sat beside the lake in a pensive mood, cogitating about life.
Although he was born into a wealthy family he is now leading a penurious life thanks to his prodigal habits. She has an exquisite collection of rare artefacts which she acquired during the course of her innumerable peregrinations The court issued peremptory defaulting customers. summons to the
My mother has been a perennial source of inspiration for me.
The turncoat politician was expelled by his party’s leadership for his perfidious act. His work, which is perfunctory and slipshod and does not comply with the expected standards. Smoking is a pernicious habit which has a detrimental effect on one’s health.
Films and television, to a large extent, are responsible for perpetuating violence among youth. He came out with a strange perspective about the issue. It is astonishing that a perspicacious person like John did not spot the blunder in the computer program. The star player’s perturbation was very obvious when questions were asked about his illicit relationships.
Movies have a pervasive influence on adolescent behaviour.
We were petrified on seeing the ghastly road accident. Age and ill health have made him senile and petulant.
His philanthropic nature earned him a lot of respect and love from the poor and the needy. Being a man with a phlegmatic temperament, people resent his company.
It was not difficult for me to make out that the excuse given by him was phoney.
I could discern from her physiognomy that she is of Asian origin.
The off-white brocade sari, studded with diamonds and gold sequins was the piece de resistance of her bridal trousseau.
The teenager protested against the piffling allowance given to him by his parents.
Thieves gained entry into the house through the rear door, pinioned the inmates and looted all valuable items.
The American scientists who were the pioneers of robotic technology won the admiration of the scientific community. The project is just a pipe–dream and hankering for it would be a waste of time and money.
The piquant story line of the movie kept the audience glued to their seats. The husband tried to placate his angry wife with a bouquet. She is, by nature, a placid person who seldom gets perturbed. His voice sounded plaintive when he recalled nostalgically the pleasant memories of the past.
For a majority of youth, old sayings are rather platitudinous.
The excuse which he gave for shirking away from the work given to him, did not sound very plausible to me.
His plebeian tastes were heckled by the snobs of the club. The government decided to hold a plebiscite in order to guage the people's opinion before implementing the reforms.
The Supreme Court has plenary powers to revoke a law.
A plethora of opportunities await job seekers who are willing to put in a lot of hard work. Share prices have plummeted to an all time low in the past three months. The officials fell a prey to the bribe offered by plutocrats.
Few people can match the poise and grace of the veteran actress. The polarity between the two wings of the ruling party led to its destabilization.
He was a polymath who commanded a lot of respect on account of his exhaustive knowledge. He pondered over ther issue for a while before expressing his opinion. India is the second most populous country in the world.
The failure of monsoon this year is a portent of the impending drought.
Several psychologists have posited that rote learning stultifies a child’s creative abilities. These rare works of art which symbolize our country’s cultural heritage should be preserved for posterity.
There is an acute shortage of potable water in many cities in India. Quinine is a potent antidote for malaria.
India is a pot-pourri of people belonging to diverse cultures.
He cannot afford to be extravagant due to his precarious financial position.
Women are not allowed to enter the precincts of the temple at Sabarimala. People’s discomfort precludes many women from joining the police or armed forces. The precious child won all the chess tournaments. Autumn is the precursor of spring.
Jane has a predilection for Shakespeare’s comedies.
People who are obese have a predisposition to heart ailments.
Stoics believe that the trials and tribulations which man has to endure during the course of his life are preordained. Many people feel that it should be the captain’s prerogative to choose his team members. In the past, people believed that the hooting of an owl presaged death. Nobody paid heed to his prescient warnings. The conditions prevailing in the slums horrified us. When questioned about his involvement in the scandal the minister prevaricated the issue. The fun loving young girls of the hostel considered the warden’s behaviour to be priggish.
Primeval society showed respect for nature. A phenomenal growth in human population over the years has led to the destruction of several primordial forests. I wish the pristine purity of our rivers could be restored some how. The Minister ordered a judicial probe into the incident. He is an extremely trustworthy person, I can vouch for his probity.
His criminal proclivities are perhaps inherited.
The school – level education system in our country is rather procrustean. His prodigal habits eventually left his family bankrupt.
His profane language horrified the believers.
He did not like the advice proffered to him by his juniors.
The injured man was bleeding profusely while the driver was making profuse apologies to all the onlookers. Our progenitors will be proud as our son has brought name and fame to the family. The proud father exclaimed, “To have such a gifted progeny, who is a good poet as well as a prolific story writer, is indeed a blessing!” Many an economist’s gloomy prognostication about the downward trend of the country’s economy eventually turned out to be false. He is a prolific wiriter who, on an average, writes about 100 stories in a year. The orator’s prolix speech had a soporific effect on the listeners. His peripatetic existence is a result of his propensity for travel.
The prophecies of Nostradamus are said to be coming true one by one. The two nations have several features in common because of their geological propinquity. The doctor proscribed sweets for the diabetic.
The protagonist in the play is a versatile actor.
The protean landscape transforms itself with the seasons. The protocol demands that a visiting dignitary be received by a senior officer. The prototype of the radar will be displayed for the benefit of research students
After a protracted discussion the team finally solved the problem. He expired last week after being bedridden for six months due to a protracted illness. The protrusion in his left elbow is symptomatic of tennis elbow. The ghastly accident was averted by the driver’s presence of mind and the passengers had a providential escape. There was no provocation for her rude behaviour. Although he is extremely intelligent he seldom boasts about his intellectual prowess.
The Chief Minister who was supposed to be the Chief Guest sent one of his cabinet colleagues as his proxy to attend the function. Mary Ann Evans wrote under the pseudonym, George Eliot. It did not take much time for me to discern that the excuse given by him was a puerile and evasive one. He was nabbed by the police when he was found possessing a purloined cheque. The book purports to reveal the whole truth.
He began his career by purveying sundry items on the pavement and eventually grew to become a business tycoon. Mahatma Gandhi’s advocacy of non-violence was misconceived by the extremists as pusillanimity. Although the cottage was old-fashioned it had a quaint and alluring charm. The foreigners who are suspected to be carrying the ‘bird flu’ virus were quarantined at the airport itself.
She felt queasy after taking a ride on the roller coaster. Queer customs and rituals are still prevalent in tribal societies. The agitation was quelled by the timely action taken by the government. The querulous journalist kept on bombarding his objections to the new scheme during the press conference. Gautama Buddha renounced his princely life and embraced asceticism in his quest for truth. He is the quintessence of optimism.
The manor house was a quintessence of Victorian elegance. Observing people, with all their quirks and foibles, was his favourite past time.
The idea of interlinking all the rivers in the country is rather quixotic. The actor’s quotidian performance failed to sustain audience interest. Rabid fanatics belonging to two religious groups indulged in arson, damaging a lot of public property in the process. Although he has recovered from a bout of illness, he still looks raddled.
It is predicted that the centre's decision would have widespread social ramifications.
The mob went on a rampage and destroyed public property. The rancid odour emanating from the dish was nauseating. He launched into a rant against the swindler who had duped him. The rapacious money lender charged a heavy interest on the money he lent to the poor and illiterate villagers.
He has an excellent rapport with his boss.
The resumption of train services between India and Pakistan is an indicator of the growing rapprochement between the two countries. His family and friends gave him a rapturous welcome when he returned to his motherland after several years of staying abroad.
Finding politicians of honesty and integrity seems to be a rara avis these days.
Several maritime cities and towns were ravaged by the tsunami which occurred in the year 2004. They dismissed his utterances as the lunatic ravings of a senile old man. He felt humiliated when his proposal was rebuffed by the members of he committee The bureaucrat categorically rebutted his involvement in the scam. Psychologists aver that a recalcitrant attitude among most teenagers is nothing abnormal. When his disparaging statements were met with loud protests from some sections of society, the leader was forced to recant. The new boss is very receptive to suggestion.
The receptive audience encouraged him to speak at length on his new discovery.
Being a recherché subject, particle physics is beyond a lay man’s comprehension. His reclusive nature is mistaken by many for arrogance. Recondite subjects like philosophy are beyond a layman’s comprehension. Corporal punishment should be resorted to as a last recourse, while discipling children.
Constant squabbles and mutual recrimination between parents can have a detrimental effect on a child’s psychology. He has a sense of moral rectitude and hence I feel he is a rare species in these dishonest times. The climate of the hill station is ideal for convalescents recuperating from an illness. The rustic surroundings which were redolent of the quaint charm of his native village, stirred nostalgic memories in him. The deputy chief’s post is very soon going to become redundant. The refractory labourers refused to call off their strike when the management failed to accede to their demands.
He refuted the accusations levelled against him by proving his innocence.
The tourists were thoroughly amazed to see the exquisite grandeur of the palace in all its regal splendour. The Nazi regime committed innumerable atrocities.
The teenager's regressing to childish behaviour could probably be due to an underlying psychological problem. The Minister reiterated that he was innocent and categorically denied his involvement in the scandal. He expressed his disapproval with a curt rejoinder.
The commander’s exhortation rejuvenated the sagging morale of the soldiers. The patient relapsed into coma yet again. Despite all the blandishments we showered on him he did not relent from his obstinate stance. One must relentlessly pursue one’s goal in order to embrace success.
To express his displeasure with the British government Rabindranath Tagore relinquished the title conferred upon him. The old soldier often reminisced about his victories and achievements of the bygone days. Students remonstrated against the college management for hiking the tution fee.
The renegade was ostracized from the community for his perfidious act. Most politicians renege on the promises which they make to the electorate, once they are elected. The government was forced to repeal the rent control act owing to wide protests from all quarters.
Please replenish the stock immediately. History is replete with instances, which prove that men have always been violent. According to the law even those guilty of abetting a crime are morally reprehensible.
He was reprimanded by his superiors for failing to execute the task assigned to him. The naxalites resorted to arson in reprisal for the gunning down of some of their fellow men.
Overcome by penitence the reprobate vowed to mend his ways and turn over a new leaf. He is a person of ill repute and dubious credentials; hence he cannot be trusted with the job. I intend giving her a small gift in requital of the kindness she has shown towards me. Only the President has the authority to rescind an order which has been approved by the cabinet. I resent being talked to in a loud voice. These days even toddlers resent being howled at.
Professional sports demand a lot of mental and physical resilience.
Only a resilient person can withstand the pressures of the modern corporate world. The patient’s condition deteriorated, as he was not responsive to treatment. The court ordered the management of the company to pay a lakh of rupees in restitution, to the worker who injuries sustained while at work.
The actress was extremely reticent about her personal life.
He is too reticent to take on the role of a PR executive.
The heroine arrived on the sets of the film with her retinue, while the director waited impatiently.
The captain retorted by saying that his critics were the kind of people who had never played the sport even at club level tournaments. The new law is actually a retrograde step and we will not progress by its introduction. Clamping stringent laws that curb freedom could prove to be a retrograde step. It is aptly said that even a fool becomes wise in retrospect. The loud knock on the door shook me from my reverie.
The teacher asked the students to revert to him in case of any confusion. Byron reviled against the oppressive rulers of his time in his satirical works. I prefer approaching an authorized agent, rather than getting into the rigmarole of going from pillar to post, in order to obtain my driving licence. She was taken aback by his rather cheeky riposte.
The government should impose a ban on the display of risque bill boards on roads in the interest of the general public. India was riven by internal conflicts among the various kingdoms which paved the way for the British to overpower the nation. As my grandmother was a good raconteur, I was riveted by the stories she told me.
The drawing room, which was tastefully decorated with rococo furniture was, reminiscent of a Victorian manor.
The rollicking youngsters roistered at a party hosted to usher in the New Year. The new chief is a rotund, balding man. This winter all my friends look ruddy. I could make out from the rueful expression on his face that he was penitent about his errant behaviour.
She greeted me with a saccharine smile.
Entering the precincts of a holy place with foot wear is considered sacrilegious.
This school considers the rights of children sacrosanct. We were caught unawares when the enemy troops made a sally against our military deployment.
The salubrious climate of the city had a therapeutic effect on her frail health.
The incident was a salutary reminder of the danger involved in flouting the laws of safety.
The sanctimonious speech of the holy man infuriated the large gathering. The sanctity of the holy place was destroyed by vandals indulging in nefarious activities. The teacher displayed considerable sangfroid in tackling the difficult situation. His cancer is being treated in a sanitarium in the U.S. I could discern from his sardonic tone that he is a conceited individual. His saturnine nature puts me off. His usually cheerful countenance has a saturnine expression indicating that something was seriously wrong. Having a lot of time at our disposal, since the flight was delayed, we sauntered about the airport lounge aimlessly. He was a sevant and could speak extempore on any subject. He was a charismatic personality who could charm people with his rare distinction and savoir faire.
The wise saws coined by our forefathers, are full of truth, and have relevance even to this day.
The company seems to be on the brink of a schism due to differences of opinion between the board of directors. I was taken aback by her scornful remarks
On close scrutiny it was revealed that the evidence was doctored. The official filed a defamation suit against the press for the scurrilous attack on his character.
Seared by pangs of guilt for the sin he had committed, he promised to make amends.
Modern-day politicians wilfully indulge in sectarian politics. He is a rather sedate man. A sedentary job could lead to many health problems. The group was charged with sedition.
He was labelled a rebel and arrested by the government for his seditious speeches.
Being a perfectionist to the core he executes any job assigned to him with sedulous care.
A child suffering from chicken-pox should be segregated from other children. Usually in aeroplanes the ‘No smoking’ and the ‘Smoking’ zones are segregated. The reigning champion is so out-of-form that he seems to have no semblance of a chance to win the title now. The senile old man cursed all his relatives and called them ‘crooked politicians’. Since plants are sentient living beings they should be nurtured with utmost care. Star wars II is a sequel to Star wars I.
The little cherub endeared herself to everyone with her seraphic smile.
I was shocked when I realized that all the love and tenderness, which he showed was nothing more than a sham. She was appalled to find her well kept home, in a shambolic state on her return from a brief holiday. He did not give a reply to my question but gave a sheepish smile.
The meeting was adjourned sine die.
He pursued his goal with single-minded devotion and eventually emerged successful.
The sea appeared sinister indicating that a fierce storm was imminent. Most politicians do not shirk from resorting to skulduggery in order achieve their aims. The bureaucrat who was suspended from service on allegations of skulduggery was reinstated when the allegations eventually turned out to be specious.
When I saw someone skulking behind the bushes, I called in the police immediately fearing that it was a burglar. The politician threatened to sue the newspapers for publishing slanderous remarks against him.
Although she was piqued by his slighting remarks, she chose to ignore them.
At this hour of crisis we cannot afford to be smug about our achievements but must work hard to improve the situation.
Piqued by his rival’s snide remarks, John launched into a verbal tirade against him. After my sojourn in Delhi, I longed to go back to my village to escape the hectic life of Delhi. People should be well versed in matters of etiqette in order to avoid solecisms at social gatherings.
Mother Teresa's solicitude for the sick and the destitute was legendary.
Somebody has aptly remarked, “Solitude is the audience chamber of God.” Although he is normally a cheerful person, today he looks unusually sombre.
I could discern from the sombre expression on his face that all was not well.
He hails from a somnolent village on the outskirts of Denver. The somnolent rhythm of the aria made me doze off in the auditorium. The sonorous voice of Jim Reeves is adored by millions across the globe. The proponents of alchemy were just indulging in sophistry. The monotony of the speaker’s voice had a soporific effect on the listeners.
When the sordid details of his private life were exposed, people were shocked at the seamy side of their leader.
The audience were deeply moved after listening to the soulful melodies.
Sparse crowds demotivate artistes. The retired professor is leading a spartan life these days. But for a few spasmodic incidents of violence, the riot hit districts were by and large peaceful.
Being a sticlker for detail he cannot be convinced by such specious arguments. The spectre of ethnic strife is looming large in several countries of the world. Very few people like to befriend a person who is splenetic. The thieves shared the spoils of the plunder among themselves. Not withstanding his age, he is a sprightly person with a zest for life. He was greatly distressed after witnessing the dismal and squalid living conditions of the slum dwellers.
A statuesque woman and a stickler for discipline, headmistress won the admiration of students.
According to a statute issued by the Ministry of Health smoking in public is prohibited.
Our new drillmaster has got a stentorian voice. The commander’s stentorian voice exuded authority. Despite all the commotion around him, Bob remained stolid and silent as usual.
The students resented the warden’s strait-laced attitude.
The strident approach of the captain to tackle the problem was resented by his teammates. In a strident voice, he conveyed his dissidence with the other members of the team.
Stringent traffic rules are required to bring down the number of accidents in the city. The winning team was congratulated for their stupendous achievement.
A stygian gloom descended on the stadium when some spectators died in the stampede. The extremities of weather like floods and droughts stymie economic growth. I was so carried away by the man’s suave deportment that I was shocked to learn that he was a crook.
India was subjugated by the British for over three decades. The sublime location of the resort, amid idyllic surroundings, attracted a lot of tourists. No one can advertisements. deny the subliminal effects of
The neurons transmit subliminal messages to the brain. The ambience of the place where we work and live in has a profound, though often subliminal influence on our senses and moods. The ancient palace had many subterranean passages. The movie was banned by the ruling party which felt that it was subversive and intended to destabilise the government.
The militant group was accused of trying to subvert the peace process. The intelligence report claimed that the police had unearthed a plot to subvert the state. Several voluntary organizations came forward to offer succour to the people of the flood ravaged districts. Her face, which was suffused with pallor, suggested that she was unwell. More than the sumptuous spread on the table it was the hostess’ geniality which was heart-waming.
The supercilious attitude of the leader has alienated even his supporters.
This research paper has a lot of superfluous data in it.
Janice supervised the show well.
There is a surfeit of violence in movies these days. A surfeit of fruits and vegetable has hit the market much to the delight of the consumers. The boss’s surly subordinates. nature was resented by his
The surpassing beauty of the Taj Mahal has made it one of the seven wonders of the world.
Surveillance cameras were installed at all strategic locations in the airport in order to beef up security.
A swashbuckling hero of the seventies, his movies are a big draw even today.
People fulminated against the imposition of swingeing taxes, by the government. The crow and the cow share a symbiotic relationship. Beethoven’s Symphony had a spell binding effect on the audience. I have to submit the synopsis of my research by the 15th of this month. There is a tacit understanding between the manager and the captain that they will not interfere in each other’s work. Being a taciturn person by nature she has very few friends. He is a very tactile person who keeps touching people to show his affection. The politician kept on discussing tangential issues when asked for his opinion on how he intended to solve the important issues. The Chief Guest apologized to the audience for his tardy arrival. An overdose of tautology in any piece of writing tends to destroy the pleasure of reading it.
His flashy outfit revealed his tawdry dress sense. The haughty young man’s temerity led to his miserable downfall.
The temperate weather of the city has a salubrious effect particularly on convalescents. The chief of the spiritual movement detested discussing temporal issues like managing the funds of the trust. The old notion that women are the weaker sex is no longer tenable.
A tenacious person like Robert usually has his way.
Compassion to all living beings is the basic tenet of all religions.
Being a tenuous argument it does not hold much water. Despite a lot of publicity, the event evoked only a tepid response.
Thanks to recent advances in medical science cancer, which was once considered a terminal disease, is now completely curable. This mountainous terrain of Afghanistan helped the terrorist to escape. He was hurt by her terse rejection of his friendly overtures. His achievement is a testimony of his resoluteness and assiduousness.
Being a testy person, she does not get along with anyone.
A tête–a–tête with an erudite genius like Mr. Simpson is a very enriching experience. One must practise thrift in the use of dwindling natural resources.
The earthquake came as a massive blow when the country was already in the throes of ethnic strife.
Her voice had a rich timbre which was just ideal for her job as a radio announcer. I wonder how such a timorous person can possibly became an actor! He is a Titan in business.
As he is merely a titular head, he does not really have a say in important matters.
His friends were put off by his tomfoolery.
The submarine was sunk by a torpedo. After a two-hour swimming session we lay torpid near the pool.
People, living on the plains, experienced a torrid summer this year. The tortuous path leading to the shrine tires out even athletically built pilgrims. Toxic wastes are constantly polluting our rivers. The members of the opposition party went all out to traduce him. Most politicians do not hesitate to openly traduce their political rivals. Suscess is usually transient, especially in the glamour field.
Life is transitory, yet we cling to it.
The curtains in our bedroom are of translucent blue colour. It transpired that there will be a coalition government at the centre.
The director transposes the play from medieval Europe to post-Civil War America.
In a tremulous voice he said that he had seen a ghost. Many critics did not approve of the writer’s trenchant style.
There is a growing trepidation that leading such a hectic life may be resented by most of the managers.
He maintains a sanguine attitude even while facing the worst of tribulations. An optimist maintains a sanguine attitude even while facing the worst of tribulations. I would be back in a trice, he said.
A particular mountain has been named ‘Trishul’ as its shape resembles Lord Shiva’s trident. If left moderated meetings could degenerate into a discussion of trivial issues.
The principal warned the students that indulging in truancy would be dealt with seriously. People avoided his company because they resented his truculent nature. The clear river water turned turbid after industrial wastes were dumped into it. These are turbulent times, as life seems to have become violent and unpredictable. The novelist’s turgid style was lambasted by his critics.
He was sentenced to imprisonment for his act of turpitude.
Some of the talented youngsters are now under the tutelage of a foreign coach. The celebrity was pursued by the ubiquitous paparazzi who were anxious to photograph her. He took umbrage at her leg pulling.
Lack of unanimity among the members of the party led to the discord. The chief was elected unanimously.
The selection committee unanimously elected the new captain as he had perfect credentials for the job. Ahead of us by more than ten points the rival team was in an unassailable position.
The sudden and unseasonal downpour caught us unawares.
His unbridled enthusiasm is contagious. He is an unconscionable criminal who feels no compunction in leading an immoral life.
It is unbecoming of an educated person to behave in such an uncouth manner.
Some people can go to the extent of being unctuous in order to get things done in their favour.
He was undemonstrative in his love even for his own children.
I could discern an undercurrent of cynicism in his tone.
The undulating green stretch of land was ideally suited for development of a golf course. The armed forces pledged their unflinching support to the government during the hour of crisis. If the other party does not turn up, the case will be decided unilaterally. She composes verses with unstudied ease.
There will not be any change in the schedule unless anything untoward happens.
The ordeal of lugging my unwieldly baggage over a flight of stairs left me totally exhausted and panting for breath.
The suggestion enthusiasm.
The upstart gloated over his newly acquired wealth.
John’s urbane style appealed to his peers.
The guests were ushered in to their seats before the beginning of the programme.
His Utopian dreams will never be realised. I warned him that if he continued to vacillate, the opportunity would slip out of his hand. John’s vacous remarks embarrassed his bosses very much. The Chief’s death has created a vacuum in the team.
Do you know that the vagabond next door is a graduate? Indian agriculture, to a large extent, is affected by the vagaries of the weather. His vagrant nature irritated his parents. Hercules was famous for his valour.
He was awarded the President’s medal for showing exemplary valor. He was in the van of the Renaissance movement. He was in the vanguard of the Renaissance movement. The Chicago Bulls vanquished their opponents very comfortably.
Most people, these days, spend their evenings watching vapid TV soaps rather than socializing or pursuing an intellectual activity. The joker’s variegated attire amused the children very much. Our veiled threats failed to have any impact on our opponents.
During his brief stint as a minister the venal politician amassed a lot of ill-gotten wealth People, not only in India, but many nations across the world venerate trees.
The judge directed the police to verify the veracity of the eyewitness statements. Since he is a person with dubious credentials, we cannot be sure about the veracity of his claim.
The best part of this organisation is that even the CEO is very accessible. The new writer’s articles are full of verbose statements. The accused will be kept in confinement until the jury pronounces its verdict.
“I do not, even for a moment, doubt the verity of Mona’s statement,” said her father. Clark Gable is a versatile actor. Pilot’s are tested for vertigo from time to time. The publishing house thoroughly vets all the manuals before they are released in the market.
Piqued by the child’s vexatious behaviour his mother admonished him severely.
The plan had to be shelved mid way because it was not economically viable.
Thanks to the developments in modern technology we are able to experience the vicarious pleasure of travelling to exotic locales in the world. Despite experiencing the vicissitudes of life he is always sanguine about the future. The weather suddenly turned vile forcing us to shelve our plans of going to the seaside for a picnic.
The vilification of our established customs and traditions is resented by orthodox thinkers. The couple were devasted after their only son succumbed to a virulent strain of pneumonia. The visage of the palace has been redone. The Chairman’s vision for the company sounded rather impractical.
The vista from the resort is breathtaking.
Mike’s speech lacked vitality.
He launched a vitriolic attack against the media, accusing it of character assassination. In his satire the poet vituperated against the tyrannical behaviour of the aristocracy. Jane is a vivacious lady.
He gave a vivid account of the accident.
The victim received vocal support from the press. The jury did not change its verdict despite vociferous appeals from the defendant. “No one forced me”, He remarked “I did this out of my own volition.
The magician fished out the missing rabbit, from the pocket of his voluminous coat.
He has a voracious appetite.
Nature has vouchsafed innumerable benedictions on mankind. Claiming moral responsibility for the incident, he waived his right to appeal.
On new year’s day, he resolved to give up his wayward behaviour and turn over a new leaf. People looked at her with a strange expression because of her weird hairdo. The children had a knack of wheedling money out of their father.
Avid reading can whet one’s appetite for knowledge.
Children should be encouraged to eat wholesome snacks rather than junk food. The trek was pretty arduous and we were totally winded by the time we reached the top of the mountain. I wish I could buy the talking doll displayed in the shop window, said the little girl wistfully.
He was wont to waking up before the break of dawn. He was shaken from his world of fantasy and was brought face to face with his workaday life.
The organisers had to face the wrath of the audience when there was an inordinate delay in starting the programme.
Religious zealotry is one of the main causative factors of communal tensions. Despite being aged, he is young at heart and has a great zest for life.
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