Meaning: lacking in vitality, force, or conviction; uninspired or uninspiring.
Synonym: unimaginative, dull, humdrum, colourless
Antonym: inspired, brilliant
Sentence: “no excuses were made for the team’s lackluster performance”
Meaning: superficially plausible, but actually wrong., misleading in appearance, especially misleadingly attractive
Synonym: misleading, deceptive, false, fallacious,
Antonym: candid, direct, foursquare,
Sentence: “a specious argument”
Meaning: ask for or try to obtain (something) from someone, accost someone and offer one’s or someone else’s services as a prostitute.
Synonym: request, apply for, put in for, seek, beg, plead for,
Antonym: forewarn, ward (off), warn; drive (away or off), repulse, turn away
Sentence: “he called a meeting to solicit their views”
“although prostitution was not itself an offence, soliciting was”
Meaning: (of an action) carried out without real interest, feeling, or effort.
Synonym: cursory, desultory
Antonym: careful, thorough
Sentence: “he gave a perfunctory nod”
Meaning: engaged in, involving, or reflecting deep or serious thought.
Synonym: thoughtful, thinking, reflective
Sentence: “a pensive mood”
Meaning: the offence of wilfully telling an untruth or making a misrepresentation under oath.
Synonym: violation of an oath, giving false evidence/testimony, bearing false witness/testimony, forswearing oneself, making false statements, wilful falsehood
Sentence: “he claimed two witnesses at his trial had committed perjury”
Meaning: a person who sells or deals in particular goods
Synonym: seller, vendor, trader, retailer, supplier
Sentence: “a purveyor of large luxury vehicles”
Meaning: a person or thing that is essential to the success of an organization or operation.
Antonym: inferior, subordinate, underling; mediocrity,
Sentence: “the kingpins of the television industry
Meaning: lacking enthusiasm and determination; carelessly lazy.
Synonym: lax, unenthusiastic, half-hearted, uninterested, lukewarm, indifferent,
Antonym: enthusiastic, excited
Sentence: “a lackadaisical defence left Spurs adrift in the second half”
Meaning: a person who makes slow progress and falls behind others.
Synonym: straggler, loiterer, lingerer,
Sentence: “staff were under enormous pressure and there was no time for laggards”