Meaning:preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.
Sentence:”male prejudices about women”
Meaning: having assets in excess of liabilities; able to pay one’s debts.
Synonym: financially sound, able to pay one’s debts, debt-free
Antonym: in debt
Sentence: “interest rate rises have very severe effects on normally solvent companies”
Meaning: ask for or try to obtain (something) from someone, accost someone and offer one’s or someone else’s services as a prostitute.
Synonym: request, apply for, put in for, seek, beg, plead for,
Antonym: forewarn, ward (off), warn; drive (away or off), repulse, turn away
Sentence: “he called a meeting to solicit their views”
“although prostitution was not itself an offence, soliciting was”
Meaning: Pull back or move away or backward
Synonym: subside, ebb, taper
Antonym: forge, ascend, prolong
Sentence: The unhappy memories of her childhood receded as she grew older
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:skilled at gaining an advantage, especially deceitfully.
Synonym:shrewd, clever, sharp, sharp-witted, astute, canny,
Sentence:”his wily opponents”
Meaning: (of bad behaviour) done openly and unashamedly.
Synonym: flagrant, glaring, obvious, undisguised,
Sentence: “blatant lies”
Meaning: relating to an episodic style of fiction dealing with the adventures of a rough and dishonest but appealing hero.
Synonym: dishonest, dishonorable
Sentence: “a picaresque adventure novel”
Meaning:attempting to impress by affecting greater importance or merit than is actually possessed.
Sentence: “pretentious art films”
Meaning: prolonged and tedious fuss or discussion.
Synonym: bother, commotion, trouble, rigmarole, chatter
Sentence: “mucking around with finances and all that palaver”