Meaning: a person who studies or collects postage stamps
Synonym: stamp collector
Sentence: Don’t call a coin collector a philatelist. That word is reserved for people who collect stamps. If you’re going to become a philatelist, start saving those old envelopes.
Meaning: (of a man) readily or frequently enter into casual sexual relationships with women.
Synonym: womanize, have affairs/an affair, flirt,
Sentence: “they accepted that their husbands would philander with other women”
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”
Meaning: a person who takes part in a dialogue or conversation.
Synonym: minstrel show, middleman, minstrel
Sentence: The music at the party was so loud my interlocutor couldn’t understand a word I said during our conversation.
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: prolonged and tedious fuss or discussion.
Synonym: bother, commotion, trouble, rigmarole, chatter
Sentence: “mucking around with finances and all that palaver”
Meaning: (of food or drink) pleasant to taste.
Synonym: tasty, appetizing, pleasant-tasting; pleasant, acceptable, satisfactory,
Antonym: tasteless, insipid, unpalatable, disagreeable, unpalatable, unpleasant
Sentence: “a very palatable local red wine”
Meaning: put (someone or something) into a situation in which there is a danger of loss, harm, or failure
Synonym: threaten, endanger, imperil, menace
Sentence: “a devaluation of the dollar would jeopardize New York’s position as a financial centre”