Watch Live: Greta Thunberg Leads the N.Y.C. Climate Strike

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Culmination Save


Meaning: the highest or climactic point of something, especially as attained after a long time


Sentences:
It is the logical culmination of more and more media saturation with an emphasis on television. Matthew wants to achieve a fitting culmination to the night, but he is unable to do so.


Synonyms:
climax, pinnacle, peak, high point, highest point,


Antonyms:
nadir,


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,


Smug Save


Meaning: marked by excessive complacency or self-satisfaction


Sentences:
Lib Dems are a nice bunch whose only serious vice is being a little smug. It is always wise to guard against adopting a complacent or smug attitude in life as one ages.


Synonyms:
self-satisfied, complacent, self-congratulatory, superior, puffed up,


Culminate Save


Meaning: reach the highest or most decisive point


Sentences:
It is this collection of seven factors and their supporting details that culminate this research. Saturn culminated on the midheaven as Beethoven passed away.


Synonyms:
come to a climax, come to a crescendo, come to a head, reach a finale, peak,


Antonyms:
start, begin, peter out,


Succinct Save


Meaning: brief and concise


Sentences:
He also squeezes in a succinct outline of the social and economic histories of both countries in the periods covered. There aren't many movie directors prepared to offer succinct class-war summaries in an interview.


Synonyms:
concise, short, brief, compact, condensed,


Antonyms:
lengthy, long-winded, verbose,


Eloquent Save


Meaning: well spoken; expressive; articulate


Sentences:
The arguments from both sides were eloquent and persuasive, and for some time it seemed that the verdict could go either way. Their three books together make a powerful and eloquent case for the abolition of the death penalty.


Synonyms:
persuasive, expressive, articulate, fluent, expressive,


Antonyms:
inarticulate,


Live-stream video from the New York City Climate March, at which the sixteen-year-old activist Greta Thunberg and other participants in the global climate strike demand action on climate change.

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