Meaning: skilled at gaining an advantage, especially deceitfully.
Synonym: shrewd, clever, sharp, sharp-witted, astute, canny,
Antonym: naive, guileless
Sentence:”his wily opponents”
Meaning:(of work) not requiring much skill and lacking prestige.
Synonym: unskilled, lowly, humble, low-grade, low-status, routine, humdrum, boring, dull;
Sentence:”menial factory jobs”
Meaning: a quick and clever reply
Synonym: comeback, repartee, retort
Sentence: he’s known for having a brilliant riposte to nearly any insult
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”
Synonym: hesitation, doubt, indecision
Antonym: certainty, sure
Sentence: I vacillate between the red truck and the blue one
Meaning: Causing trouble,
Synonym: inflammatory, dangerous
Antonym: loyal, peacemaking
Sentence: His team continued to clear the building and toss flares into corners
as they sought out any living insurgents or incendiary devices.
Meaning: childishly silly and immature.
Synonym: adolescent, babyish, immature, infantile, jejune, juvenile,
Antonym: experienced, knowing, smart, sophisticated, worldly, worldly-wise
Sentence: “a puerile argument”
Meaning: experienced in the imagination through the feelings or actions of another person.
Synonym: indirect, second-hand, secondary, derivative,
Sentence: “this catalog brings vicarious pleasure in luxury living”
Meaning: outstandingly bad; shocking, remarkably good.
Synonym: atrocious, deplorable
Antonym: concealed , good
Sentence: “egregious abuses of copyright”