Meaning: the medieval forerunner of chemistry, concerned with the transmutation of matter, in particular with attempts to convert base metals into gold or find a universal elixir
Sentence:”occult sciences, such as alchemy and astrology”
Meaning: brisk and cheerful readiness
Synonym: eagerness, willingness, readiness
Sentence: “she accepted the invitation with alacrity”
Synonym: dreamy, foolish, impractical
Antonym: cautious, realistic, wise
Sentence:That sounds quixotically noble, this stand for the ‘inviolability of marriage.
Synonym: malicious, fatal, evil
Antonym: assisting, good,
Sentence:He thought “such a system would be wrong and pernicious in the extreme.
Synonym: hesitation, doubt, indecision
Antonym: certainty, sure
Sentence: I vacillate between the red truck and the blue one
Meaning: (of a loud noise) be repeated several times as an echo.
Synonym: resound, echo, re-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: (in ancient times) a member of a people not belonging to one of the
great civilizations (Greek, Roman, Christian).
Synonym: savage, uncivilized, barbaric, barbarous, primitive,
Sentence: “the city was besieged by the barbarians”