Meaning: flamboyant confidence of style or manner.
Synonym: flamboyance, confidence, self-assurance, style,
Sentence: “he entertained London society with great panache”
Meaning: able to be touched or felt.
Synonym: tangible, touchable, noticeable, detectable, solid, concrete,
Antonym: intangible, imperceptible
Sentence: “the palpable bump at the bridge of the nose”
Meaning: a solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases.
Synonym: universal cure, cure-all, cure for all ills, universal remedy
Sentence: “the panacea for all corporate ills”
Meaning: a person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality., a person or thing viewed as a model of excellence.
Synonym: shining example, good example, model, epitome, archetype, ideal,
Sentence: “it would have taken a paragon of virtue not to feel viciously jealous”
“your cook is a paragon”
Meaning: a seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition which when investigated may prove to be well founded or true.
Synonym: self-contradiction, inconsistency, incongruity, anomaly, conflict
Sentence: “the uncertainty principle leads to all sorts of paradoxes, like the particles being in two places at once”
Meaning: a typical example or pattern of something; a pattern or model.
Synonym: prototype, model
Sentence: “society’s paradigm of the ‘ideal woman’
Meaning: wild and noisy disorder or confusion; uproar.
Synonym: cacophony, clamor
Antonym: calm, hush, peace,
Sentence: “there was complete pandemonium—everyone just panicked”
Meaning: put in a very difficult situation., lay siege to.
Synonym: besieged, under siege, blockaded, surrounded
Sentence: “he led a relief force to the aid of the beleaguered city.
“the board is supporting the beleaguered director”.
Meaning: demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight.
Synonym: belligerent, aggressive, hostile, threatening
Sentence: “a mood of bellicose jingoism”
Meaning: a person who gives money or other help to a person or cause.
Synonym: patron, benefactress, supporter
Sentence: “a low-interest loan from a benefactor allowed them to build a floor for the exhibition hall”