Meaning: able to adapt or be adapted to many different functions or activities.
Synonym: flexible, all-round, multifaceted, multitalented,
Antonym: inflexible, limited
Sentence: “a versatile sewing machine”
Meaning: the language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people of a country or region.
Synonym: everyday language, spoken language, colloquial speech, slang
Sentence: “he wrote in the vernacular to reach a larger audience”
Meaning: childishly silly and immature
Synonym: jejune, infantile
Antonym: mature, adult
Sentence: “a puerile argument”
Meaning: (of a loud noise) be repeated several times as an echo.
Synonym: resound, echo, repeat, resonate, pulsate, vibrate,
Antonym: dampen, deaden, dull, quiet
Sentence: “her deep booming laugh reverberated around the room”
Meaning: a sense of disgust and loathing.
Synonym: disgust, repulsion, abhorrence,
Sentence:”news of the attack will be met with sorrow and revulsion”
Meaning: humorous or witty conversation
Sentence: “he developed a nice line in badinage with the Labour leader”
Meaning: the playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks.
Synonym: wisecracks, crosstalk, wordplay; More
Sentence:”there was much good-natured banter”
Meaning: a person’s nickname.
Synonym: alias, byname, cognomen, epithet
Sentence: “she was a vast and haughty person who answered to the sobriquet ‘Duchesse’”
Meaning: having or conveying a feeling of deep seriousness and sadness
Synonym: solemn, earnest, serious,
Antonym: cheerful, bright
Sentence: “he looked at her with a sombre expression”
Meaning: having assets in excess of liabilities; able to pay one’s debts.
Synonym: financially sound, able to pay one’s debts, debt-free
Antonym: in debt
Sentence: “interest rate rises have very severe effects on normally solvent companies”