Meaning: a state of overwhelming usually pleasurable emotion
Synonym: cloud-nine, elatedness
Sentence: “listening to Mozart always left him in a rhapsody that lingered for the remainder of the evening”
Meaning: intended to cause hurt feelings
Synonym: acridness, acuteness
Sentence: “the customer made his displeasure known with more acerbity than was necessary”
Meaning: having a border in common
Synonym: adjoining, conterminous, flanking
Sentence: “the juxtaposed photographs of the country’s richest and poorest areas are a telling commentary on inequality”
Meaning: a temporary stay., stay somewhere temporarily.
Synonym: stay, visit, stop, stopover, residence;
Sentence: “her sojourn in Rome”
Meaning: insisting on immediate attention or obedience, especially in a brusquely imperious way.
Synonym: high-handed, brisk, abrupt, summary, commanding, authoritative,
Antonym: humble, meek, modest, unassuming
Sentence: “‘Just do it!’ came the peremptory reply”
Meaning: musical instruments played by striking with the hand or with a stick or beater, or by shaking, including drums, cymbals, xylophones, gongs, bells, and rattles.
Synonym: crash, bang, smash, clash, bump
Sentence: “percussion instruments”
Meaning: the state or practice of refraining from extramarital
Synonyms: pure, clean
Sentence: The vows of chastity
Meaning: to leave the position of being a king or queen
Synonyms: resign, retire
Sentence: “in 1918 Kaiser Wilhelm abdicated as German emperor”
Meaning: to wiggle and squeeze out of something or some place
Synonyms: Manage to avoid from doing it.
Sentence: Don’t try to wriggle out of this. I won’t let you wriggle out this time.
Meaning: adopt or support (a cause, belief, or way of life).
Synonyms: embrace, welcome
Sentence: Edward had espoused the lady Grey