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Equity Save


Meaning: the quality of being fair and impartial


Sentences:
Rather, we should be working towards the election of a national Government that cares about equity, and a fair go for all. The argument for coursework seems to be one from equity: that it is fairer to those who ‘aren't so good at exams’.


Synonyms:
fairness, fair-mindedness, justness, justice, equitableness,


Antonyms:
inequity, imbalance,


Accord Save


Meaning: give or grant someone (power, status, or recognition)


Sentences:
Yet the campaign by the IH to beautify the Irish home by emphasizing the domestic role of women was not met with universal accord by the female readers of the paper. The two men were in accord as to how the world ‘should’ work.


Synonyms:
pact, treaty, agreement, settlement, deal,


Antonyms:
withhold, remove, disagree, contrast,


Catastrophe Save


Meaning: an event causing great and usually sudden damage or suffering; a disaster


Sentences:
People with GAD tend to overestimate the likelihood of harm coming from a given situation and view minor or ambiguous events as catastrophes. Before this year of disasters even began, it was heralded by a natural catastrophe as sudden and violent as anything that followed.


Synonyms:
disaster, calamity, cataclysm, crisis, holocaust,


Antonyms:
salvation, godsend,


Amazon Save


Meaning: a river in South America, flowing over 6,683 km (4,150 miles) through Peru, Colombia, and Brazil into the Atlantic Ocean. It drains two fifths of the continent and in terms of water flow it is the largest river in the world.


Sentences:
Some radical historians, Bacher said, believed the tribe was descended from seafaring Scythian Amazons fleeing the encroachment of imperial Greece. He's a small man - four feet tall, I'd say - with an Amazon for a wife.


Conversion Save


Meaning: the act or process of transforming to another form, state, or product


Sentences:
If your loft conversion is in a two-storey house, you will have to encase the existing stairs of the house to create a fire-protected means of escape. We discuss the role of caste in the process of conversion.


Synonyms:
change, changing, transformation, turning, altering,


Demonstrative Save


Meaning: (of a person) unrestrained in showing feelings, especially those of affection


Sentences:
Definiteness needs to be explicitly encoded by a demonstrative; the demonstrative, therefore, counts as an explicit grounding device. According to this theory, logically proper names are very like the demonstratives this and that; they are empty of descriptive content, and their meanings are the particulars they denote.


Synonyms:
expressive, open, forthcoming, emotional, communicative,


Antonyms:
undemonstrative, reserved, inconclusive,


Unprecedented Save


Meaning: having never been done or known before; novel


Sentences:
The mixed economy boomed, bringing unprecedented prosperity to the middle and working classes. Yet he is happy to admit that the man who inherited his job has guided the Giants to unprecedented levels of success.


Synonyms:
unparalleled, unequalled, unmatched, unrivalled, without parallel,


Antonyms:
normal, common,


Implicate Save


Meaning: to indicate in wrongdoing, usually a crime


Sentences:
The dual nature of the Heart represents the meeting of the changeless and the changing, the inevitable and the contingent, the implicate and the manifest. This is an implicate of the inscripturation of revelation.


Synonyms:
incriminate, compromise, involve in, concern with, associate with,


Antonyms:
absolve,


Summit Save


Meaning: a meeting of high-level leaders


Sentences:
They attend European Council summits and can serve as behind-the-scenes consultants. The oldest phase of ice flow (Event I) is characterized by ice flowing from an ice dispersal centre situated over the higher terrain in north-central Wales and by ice thick enough to cover the mountain summits.


Synonyms:
top, peak, mountaintop, crest, crown,


Antonyms:
bottom, base, nadir,


Indigenous Save


Meaning: originating in a certain area


Sentences:
Discrimination against indigenous pygmies and ethnic minorities is a problem. It uses mostly electric instruments, but draws heavily on indigenous styles and themes.


Synonyms:
native, aboriginal, local,


Antonyms:
expatriate, migrant, adventitious,


Enhance Save


Meaning: intensify, increase, or further improve the quality, value, or extent of


Sentences:
You can make things even clearer by adding text and images as well, enhancing the learning experience. Improving democracy is about enhancing the opportunities for local communities to make their own decisions.


Synonyms:
increase, add to, intensify, magnify, amplify,


Antonyms:
diminish, mar,


August Save


Meaning: majestic; venerable


Sentences:
He is in Ireland until the end of August for his summer tour and we wish him well with that. He generally arrives in late August or early September and stays for about six weeks.


Synonyms:
distinguished, respected, eminent, venerable, hallowed,


Conversant Save


Meaning: familiar with or knowledgeable about something


Sentences:
Well-rounded students are conversant in many disciplines, she said. In return, the trio expected certificates issued by the Forest department that they were conversant with charming snakes.


Synonyms:
familiar with, acquainted with, au fait with, at home with, no stranger to,


Antonyms:
unfamiliar with, ignorant of,


Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg delivers remarks to campaigners in Washington, DC, on September 13, 2019. She will lead the Global Climate Strike on Friday. | Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images

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