Amazon employees are walking out of work in a historic protest on climate change

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Consensus Save


Meaning: a general agreement


Sentences:
The general consensus is that they are in public life for what they can get out of it. We have to know there is a firm consensus of opinion behind us, and would not press on ahead without it.


Synonyms:
agreement, harmony, concord, like-mindedness, concurrence,


Antonyms:
disagreement, minority view,


Provident Save


Meaning: frugal; looking to the future


Sentences:
I allowed myself to plan out my life and didn't let provident direction guide my life. Belladonna, I do not think it is prudent or provident to turn down this offer.


Synonyms:
prudent, far-sighted, judicious, shrewd, circumspect,


Antonyms:
improvident,


Decorous Save


Meaning: correct; formal; marked by decorum


Sentences:
Agatha, Apted's next film, is a much more decorous and gentle crime film, a fictionalised version of the disappearance of mystery writer Agatha Christie in 1926. After all, she'd essentially refused to look him in the eye earlier, deciding to be proper and decorous instead of curious.


Synonyms:
proper, seemly, decent, becoming, befitting,


Antonyms:
indecorous, unseemly, immodest,


Wanting Save


Meaning: lacking


Sentences:
It was from a sense of wanting to extend the way imagination can reveal the necessary knowledge. In this area, Morrison was found wanting time and time again.


Synonyms:
deficient, inadequate, lacking, insufficient, imperfect,


Antonyms:
sufficient, acceptable, present,


Facile Save


Meaning: ignoring the true complexities of an issue; superficial


Sentences:
They had a facile victory over Breaffy with the team turning in a fine performance and they totally dominated in almost every sector of the field to regain the winning thread after some narrow defeats in their previous matches. The objection that commentators of the right make about him is, generally, that his arguments are facile.


Synonyms:
simplistic, superficial, oversimple, oversimplified, schematic,


Antonyms:
thorough, profound,


Accusative Save


Meaning: (in Latin, Greek, German, and some other languages) denoting a case of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives which expresses the object of an action or the goal of motion.


Sentences:
The accusative has thus two forms: the definite (with accusative ending) and the indefinite (the same as the nominative). So long as the payoff phrase is not actually a subject (even though it's interpreted as the subject), the basic case rule would predict accusative case.


Machinate Save


Meaning: engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together


Sentences:
Focusing on the GCC has given the impression that climate change obstructionism is confined to a handful of goggle-eyed fossil fuel fundamentalists machinating on the margins of respectable corporate society. Although in the short-term Casimir quit France, the following year, when Henry defaulted on the second payment, he sold his services to the machinating Anjou.


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.


Discriminate Save


Meaning: recognize or perceive the difference


Sentences:
Presumably, there are also straight people in those counties who would prefer to live in a society that did not discriminate against people on grounds of their sexuality. Thus, we can use measures of skewness for distributions of expression differences for classified genes to discriminate between models.


Synonyms:
differentiate, distinguish, draw a distinction, recognize a distinction, tell the difference,


Cultured Save


Meaning: possessing education, refinement and taste; polished


Sentences:
I thought I was open-minded, thoughtful, yet I really just believed what every other liberal, educated, cultured person I knew believed. Both couples were educated, cultured, and well liked by those who knew them.


Synonyms:
cultivated, artistically aware, intellectually aware, artistic, enlightened,


Antonyms:
ignorant, unrefined, unsophisticated,


Corporeal Save


Meaning: relating to a person's body, especially as opposed to their spirit


Sentences:
They also believed that there were two Gods: a Good God, who created the spirit, and a Bad God who created all corporeal matter. In its exploration of the corporeal body the play insists on the integral relationship between love, food and sex for the maintenance of a healthy body and a healthy body politic.


Synonyms:
bodily, fleshly, carnal, corporal, human,


Antonyms:
incorporeal,


Sever Save


Meaning: to remove or separate by cutting off


Sentences:
When the bullet goes through the temple in a certain way, it just severs the optic nerve. I would effectively be severing my connection with them too.


Synonyms:
cut off, chop off, lop off, hack off, cleave,


Antonyms:
join, attach, maintain, establish, initiate,


Compute Save


Meaning: reckon or calculate (a figure or amount)


Sentences:
We computed the weighted average values for the above variables for the 20 Hungarian counties. For each participant, we computed a gamma coefficient specific to items that participants had failed in the first recall test.


Synonyms:
calculate, work out, reckon, figure, enumerate,


Ascendancy Save


Meaning: the state that exists when one person or group has power over another


Sentences:
If you are interested in affecting public discourse, watch out - you may gain ascendency in certain circles, but you're just as likely to marginalize yourself instead. In England, from the later middle ages, justices of the peace rose to ascendancy as county authorities, marginalizing sheriffs.


Synonyms:
dominance, domination, supremacy, superiority, predominance,


Antonyms:
subordination,


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,


Involved Save


Meaning: connect closely and often incriminatingly


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,


Organizers want to see the company promise to make zero emissions, drop contracts with fossil fuel companies, and stop funding climate change deniers.

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