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, guerrilla, anarchist
Antonym: loyal, government
Sentence: “an attack by armed insurgents”
Meaning: a person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God
Synonym: sceptic, doubter,
Sentence: After my husband became agnostic, he stopped going to church because of his doubt about god’s existence
Meaning: showing great attention to detail or correct behaviour.
Synonym: meticulous, conscientious, careful, diligent, attentive,
Antonym: careless, easy-going, slapdash
Sentence: “he was punctilious in providing every amenity for his guests”
Meaning: a complicated irregular network of passages or paths in which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze
Synonym: maze, rabbit warren, warren
Sentence: a complex labyrinth of tunnels and chambers
Meaning: showing a lack of courage or determination; timid.
Synonym: cowardly, recreant, spineless, unheroic
Antonym: audacious, bold, brazen,
Sentence: pusillanimous politicians who vote according to whichever way the political wind is blowing
Meaning: Causing trouble,
Synonym: inflammatory, dangerous
Antonym: loyal, peace making
Sentence: His team continued to clear the building and toss flares into corners as they sought out any living insurgents or incendiary devices.
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”