Meaning: (of a person or their manner) childishly sulky or bad-tempered
Synonym: short-tempered, peevish,
Antonym: affable, companionable, cordial, extroverted
Sentence: “he was moody and petulant”
Meaning: a person who takes part in a dialogue or conversation.
Synonym: minstrel show, middleman, minstrel
Sentence: The music at the party was so loud my interlocutor couldn’t understand a word I said during our conversation.
Meaning: the intervening time., in or for the intervening period; provisional.
Synonym: meantime, meanwhile, interlude; interregnum
Sentence: “an interim arrangement”
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,
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: 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: dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.
Synonym: practical, realistic
Antonym: idealistic, impractical, unrealistic, utopian
Sentence: “a pragmatic approach to politics”
Meaning: a preference or special liking for something; a bias in favour of something.
Synonym: liking, fondness, preference, partiality,
Sentence: “your predilection for pretty girls”