Meaning: a true principle or belief, especially one of fundamental importance.
Synonym: verisimilitude, accuracy
Sentence: to question the verity of a statement.
Meaning: the perfect form or example of something, the highest or best part of
Synonym: epitome, exemplar, ideal, perfection
Sentence:”his appearance as Hamlet was the apotheosis of his career”
Meaning: Exaggerated pride or self-confidence
Synonym: arrogance, conceit,
Sentence:”the self-assured hubris among economists was shaken in the late 1980s”
Meaning: proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with very harmful effects.
Synonym: stealthy, subtle, surreptitious, sneaking
Sentence:”sexual harassment is a serious and insidious problem”
Meaning: a false show or pretence
Synonym: pretence, deception
Antonym: honesty, openness, reality
Sentence:”I doubt he could have kept up the masquerade for long”
Meaning: a small, steep waterfall; especially one that is part of a series of waterfalls, a large amount of something that flows or hangs down
Synonym: waterfall, falls
Sentence: the waterfall raced down in a series of cascades”
Meaning: excessively lengthy or technical speech or writing.
Sentence: the basic idea here, despite all the verbiage, is simple”
Meaning:(of a fault or offence) slight and pardonable
Synonym: pardonable, forgivable, excusable, condonable
Antonym: unforgivable, unpardonable, mortal
Sentence:”we cannot prevent ourselves sometimes from dreaming of performing
venial if not mortal sins”
Meaning: well-known but probably not true
Synonym: fictitious, made-up, untrue, fabricated,
Antonym: authentic, true
Sentence:”an apocryphal story about a former president”
Meaning: relating to physical, especially sexual, needs and activities
Synonym: sensual, erotic, lustful, lascivious