Synonym: Backslider, defector, deserter
Antonym: adherent, loyalist, faithful
Sentence: after fifty years as an apostate he returned to the faith
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, 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: Adaptability of mind or character
Synonym: flexible, ductile, elastic
Antonym: not flexible, hard
Sentence: “he was valued for his reliability and pliability”
Meaning: the chief female singer in an opera or opera company.
Synonym: leading soprano, leading lady, diva
Sentence: “this solo was added to give the prima donna another aria”
Meaning: a tendency to choose or do something regularly; an inclination or predisposition towards a particular thing.
Synonym: liking, inclination, tendency, leaning, disposition, propensity,
Sentence: “a proclivity for hard work”
Meaning: a formal expression of disapproval.
Synonym: admonition, reproach, scolding
Sentence: “the golfer received a reprimand for a breach of rules”
Meaning: the time at which something is most powerful or successful.
Synonym: highest point, high point, crowning point, height,
Antonym: nadir, bottom
Sentence: “the king was at the zenith of his power”
Meaning: so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring.
Synonym: trite, hackneyed, clichéd,
Sentence: “songs with banal, repeated words”
Meaning: steal (things of little value).
Synonym: snatch, embezzle
Sentence: “she produced the handful of coins she had managed to pilfer”