Meaning: an opinion, based on medical experience, of the likely course of a
medical condition, a forecast of the likely outcome of a situation.
Synonym: prediction, projection
Sentence:”gloomy prognoses about overpopulation”
Meaning: put (someone or something) into a situation in which there is a danger
of loss, harm, or failure.
Synonym: threaten, endanger, imperil, menace, risk,
Sentence:”a devaluation of the dollar would jeopardize New York’s position as a
Meaning: representing the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class.
synonyms: classic, definitive, exemplary, imitable
Antonym: poor, substandard,
usage: “a selfless desire to help others is the quintessence of the virtue of charity”
Meaning: to take (something that belongs to someone else)
Antonym: bestow, contribute,
usage: the studio stepped up security, fearing that someone might attempt to purloin a copy of the script
Meaning: impossible to refute
synonyms: certain, inarguable, incontestable, incontrovertible
Antonym: controversial, debated, disputed;
usage: “the prosecutor painstakingly built an irrefragable case”
Meaning: generally considered or reputed to be
synonyms: prima facie, apparent, reputed, seeming, supposed
Antonym:hidden, inapparent; implausible,
usage: “I was discouraged to find yet another putative director wandering about in the Cowan offices”
Meaning: a sudden panicked rush of a number of horses, cattle, or other animals.
Synonym: charge, panic, rush,
Antonym: retreat, standing
Sentence: “the herd was fleeing back to the high land in a wild stampede”
Meaning: contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event
Synonym: foresee, predict, forecast
Antonym: disregard, ignore
Sentence: “the Rome Treaty envisaged free movement across frontiers”
Meaning: a person or thing that announces or signals the approach of another., a forerunner of something.
Synonym: herald, sign, indicator,
Sentence: “these works were not yet opera but they were the most important harbinger of opera”
Meaning: increase rapidly in number; multiply.
Synonym: increase rapidly, grow rapidly, multiply,
Antonym: decrease, dwindle
Sentence: “the science fiction magazines which proliferated in the 1920s”