Meaning: a monument to someone buried elsewhere, especially one commemorating people who died in a war
Sentence: The town of Chhatarpur, which is named after Chhatar Sal, and contains his cenotaph, is 70 m.
Meaning- a job or position in which someone is paid to do little or no work
Synonym-benefice, ecclesiastical benefice
Sentence-A prebend is practically a sinecure, and the holder has no cure of souls as such.
Meaning: widespread respect and admiration felt for someone or something on the basis of a perception of their achievements or quality.
Synonym: status, standing, stature,
Antonym: Disrespect, humility
Sentence: “the firm has recently gained considerable prestige”
Meaning: make (a person or area) poor, exhaust the strength or vitality of.
Synonym: weaken, sap, exhaust, drain
Antonym: strengthen, enrich, rich, fertile
Sentence: the wars had impoverished him”
Meaning: a man who is the head of an abbey of monks
Sentence: In August 1177 we know that he was abbot of the monastery of Corazzo, near Martirano.
Meaning- to leave the position of being a king or queen
Synonym- give up, resign,relinquish,
Antonym -adopt, advocate, assert, cherish, claim,
Sentence-The king was forced to abdicate.
Meaning: a complicated irregular network of passages or paths in which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze
Synonym: maze, rabbit warren, warren
Sentence: a complex labyrinth of tunnels and chambers
Meaning- sexually immoral or offensive
Synonym-dissolute, debauched, profligate,lewd.
Sentence-a moralist who decried what she regarded as the licentious and corrupt culture of the entertainment industry
Meaning: having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way.
Synonym: harmful, damaging, destructive, injurious
Antonym: beneficial, benign, favourable
Sentence: “the pernicious influences of the mass media”
Meaning: showing great attention to detail or correct behaviour.
Synonym: meticulous, conscientious, careful, diligent, attentive,
Antonym: careless, easy-going, slapdash
Sentence: “he was punctilious in providing every amenity for his guests”