Meaning: a person who wanders from place to place without a home or job.
Synonym: wanderer, nomad
Usage: “he went vagabonding about the world”
Meaning: having or showing calmness in a crisis.
Synonym: imperturbable, relaxed, insouciant, serene, stoical, phlegmatic,
Usage: “I prided myself on being unflappable even in the most chaotic circumstances”
Meaning: a farewell address.
Synonym: farewell, goodbye, leaving, parting, departing, going away, last, final
Usage: “a valedictory message from the retiring ambassador”
Meaning: use endearments or flattery to persuade someone to do something or give one something.
Synonym: coax, cajole, inveigle, lure, induce, blarney, entice, charm, tempt, beguile, flatter,
Usage: “she wheedled her way on to the guest list”
Meaning: trivial or foolish speech or writing; nonsense.
Synonym: idiocy, imbecility,
Usage: “he dismissed the novel as self-indulgent twaddle”
Meaning: deceit used in order to achieve one’s goal.
Synonym: trickery, intrigue, deviousness, evasion, deceit, deception, dishonesty, cheating, duplicity, guile, cunning, craft, craftiness, slyness, chicanery, bluff, fraud, fraudulence, sophistry, sharp practice;
Usage: “he had to use subterfuge and bluff on many occasions”
Meaning: (of a stimulus or mental process) below the threshold of sensation or
consciousness; perceived by or affecting someone’s mind without their being aware of it.
Synonym: subconscious, unconscious
Usage: Since subliminal suggestions exist beneath our conscious levels of thought, we rarely realize their influence.
Meaning: speak badly of or tell lies about (someone) so as to damage their reputation.
Synonym: defame, slander, denigrate, disparage,
Usage: “it was regarded as respectable political tactics to traduce him”
Meaning: very weak or slight.
Synonym: slight, insubstantial, flimsy, negligible, weak, fragile,
Usage: “the tenuous link between interest rates and investment”
Meaning: a feeling of fear or anxiety about something that may happen.
Synonym: fear, apprehension, dread,
Usage: “the men set off in fear and trepidation”