Meaning: having or showing excessive or offensive sexual desire.
Synonym: lustful, licentious, lascivious,
Antonym: chaste, pure
Sentence: “she ignored his lecherous gaze”
Meaning: the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or
Synonym: purging, purgation, purification, cleansing,
Sentence: “music is a means of catharsis for them”
Meaning: a person who strongly and unfairly dislikes other people, ideas, etc.: a bigoted person
Synonym: dogmatist, partisan
Sentence: a deeply ingrained bigotry prevented her from even considering the counterarguments
Meaning: an authoritative prohibition, in particular:
Synonym: prohibition, ban, bar, veto, proscription,
Antonym: :corroborate, support
Sentence: “army efforts to interdict enemy supply shipments”
Meaning: a person fighting against a government or invading force; a rebel or revolutionary.
Synonym: rebel, revolutionary, revolutionist, mutineer, agitator, subversive, guerrilla, anarchist
Antonym: loyal, government
Sentence: “an attack by armed insurgents”
Meaning: occurring, awarded, or appearing after the death of the originator., (of
a child) born after the death of its father.
Sentence: “he was awarded a posthumous Military Cross”
Meaning: a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will.
Synonyms: bitterness, gall, rancor, resentment, reprisal.
Sentence: Although my friend betrayed me, I have no rancor towards him.
Meaning: safe to drink; drinkable.
Antonym: contaminated, dirty, foul, polluted;
Sentence: “there is no supply of potable water available”
Meaning: a mixture of dried petals and spices placed in a bowl to perfume a room.
a mixture or medley of things.
Synonym: mixture, assortment, collection, selection
Sentence: “he played a potpourri of tunes from Gilbert and Sullivan”
Meaning: having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way.
Synonym: harmful, damaging, destructive, injurious
Antonym: beneficial, benign, favourable
Sentence: “the pernicious influences of the mass media”