Meaning: no longer fashionable; out of date.
Synonym: out of date, outdated, out, dated, unfashionable, out of fashion, old-fashioned
Sentence: “minis are passé—the best skirts are knee-length”
Meaning: characterized by friendliness and absence of discord.
Synonym: friendly, good-natured, cordial,
Antonym: unfriendly, hostile
Sentence: “an amicable settlement of the dispute”
Meaning: a strong supporter of a party, cause, or person
Synonym: supporter, follower, adherent, devotee,
Sentence: “partisans of the exiled Stuarts”
Meaning: an official pardon for people who have been convicted of political offences.
Synonym: pardon, pardoning, reprieve;
Sentence: “an amnesty for political prisoners”
Meaning: property inherited from one’s father or male ancestor.
Synonym: heritage, inheritance, birthright;
Sentence: “owners refuse to part with their patrimony in the interests of agricultural development”
Meaning: showing, feeling, or relating to sexual desire.
Synonym: lustful, sexual, erotic, amatory, ardent;
Antonym: unloving, cold
Sentence: “she rejected his amorous advances”
Meaning: relating to or consisting of money.
Synonym: financial, monetary, money,
Sentence: “he admitted obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception”
Meaning: cut off (a limb) by surgical operation.
Synonym: chop off, remove
Sentence: “surgeons had to amputate her left hand”
Meaning: a person who is excessively concerned with minor details and rules or with displaying academic learning.
Synonym: dogmatist, purist, literalist, formalist, doctrinaire;
Sentence: “the royal palace (some pedants would say the ex-royal palace)”
Meaning: the presence of something in only small or insufficient quantities or amounts.
Synonym: dearth, deficit, drought
Antonym: bountifulness, copiousness; excess,
Sentence: “a paucity of information”