Meaning: deserving or causing public disgrace or shame.
Synonym: humiliating, undignified, embarrassing,
Antonym: glorious, admirable
Sentence: “no other party risked ignominious defeat
Meaning: characterized by pretentious or showy display; designed to impress.
Synonym: showy, pretentious, conspicuous, obtrusive,
Antonym: plain, unobtrusive, restrained, modest
Sentence:”a simple design that is glamorous without being ostentatious”
Meaning: miscellaneous articles, especially the equipment needed for a particular activity.
Synonym: equipment, stuff, things, apparatus,
Sentence: “drills, saws, and other paraphernalia necessary for home improvements”
Meaning: very weak or slight.
Synonym: slight, insubstantial, flimsy, negligible,
Antonym: convincing, substantial, strong
Sentence: “the tenuous link between interest rates and investment”
Synonym: attraction, charm, glamor
Sentence: They allure and baffle us, as the smile on the lips of the Mona Lisa.
Meaning: (of a cruel or violent action) deliberate and unprovoked
Synonym: deliberate, malicious,
Sentence: “sheer wanton vandalism”
Meaning: lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring or continually recurring
Synonym: everlasting, perpetual, eternal,
Antonym: ceasing, ending, halting, infrequent, intermittent, interrupted, occasional, temporary
Sentence:”his perennial distrust of the media”
Meaning:(in Christian theology) a state of eternal punishment and damnation into which a sinful and unrepentant person passes after death
Synonym: damnation, eternal punishment;
Sentence:”she used her last banknote to buy herself a square meal before perdition”
Meaning: the state of being very poor; extreme poverty.
Synonym: pennilessness, impecuniousness, impoverishment, indigence,
Antonym: wealth, affluence
Sentence: “he couldn’t face another year of penury”
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”