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Personable Save


Meaning: pleasing in appearance; attractive


Sentences:
This person must be personable, friendly and approachable. One personable young man crawls around on the floor searching for bottle caps that can be redeemed for neat prizes.


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.


Artful Save


Meaning: clever in a cunning way


Sentences:
In this arena, Apple may benefit from its consumer focus, artful design, and strong brand equity. Crisp photographs by Bill Milne capture the bright, boldly colored fabrics used for the author's artful, fun designs.


Synonyms:
sly, crafty, cunning, wily, scheming,


Antonyms:
ingenuous, honest, dull,


Deducible Save


Meaning: capable of being deduced


Sentences:
What this implies is that cognitive science must yield explanations of mind and culture that are deducible from antecedent conditions that cannot possibly be physical, neurophysiological, or mechanical events. Things do not need to be symmetrical or deducible from first principles.


Concurrent Save


Meaning: existing, happening, or done at the same time


Sentences:
These reciprocal figures, for example, have three forces in equilibrium in one figure represented by a triangle while in the reciprocal figure they are represented by three concurrent lines. An important way to ensure the defeat of al Qaeda is through applying pressure for change in the existing regimes' behaviors concurrent with supportive interaction with them.


Synonyms:
simultaneous, coincident, coinciding, contemporaneous, synchronous,


Restitution Save


Meaning: the act of returning something to its proper owner, or of compensating the owner for the loss of such an item; reparation


Sentences:
The convent thus entered into an additional case with the inheritors of Teresa de Figueroa's estate, seeking the eventual restitution of amounts that her nieces and nephews claimed. Since such legislation is not compatible, in my view, with Community law, they should, in principle, be entitled to seek restitution for those payments.


Synonyms:
return, restoration, handing back, replacement, surrender,


Antonyms:
seizure, occupation,


Adamant Save


Meaning: refusing to be persuaded or to change one's mind


Sentences:
However, Maria is adamant that gender has never been an issue in her career. She's adamant that she'll begin an indefinite hunger strike once she reaches jail.


Synonyms:
unshakeable, immovable, inflexible, unwavering, uncompromising,


Antonyms:
unsure,


Expansive Save


Meaning: communicative, and prone to talking in a sociable manner


Sentences:
I'm a talker and an expansive extrovert, yet in my poetry, particularly my lyrical poetry, I like to have things as distilled as possible. The reason it worked as a film - even if it didn't do any business - is that the characters were always expansive.


Synonyms:
extensive, sweeping, rolling, wide-ranging, extensive,


Antonyms:
limited, restricted, uncommunicative, reserved, taciturn,


Disparate Save


Meaning: two things are fundamentally different


Sentences:
The second class of disparates have more to do with the particular foibles of the aperture involved. Here live disparates, renegades and various isolationists who don't want to join the greater Namqua society.


Synonyms:
contrasting, different, differing, dissimilar, unlike,


Antonyms:
homogeneous,


Disparity Save


Meaning: a great difference


Sentences:
In the past, critics have pointed to disparities in testing as being the cause of any differences found. In part this different history may have to do with the disparities between the first and second waves of feminism.


Synonyms:
discrepancy, inconsistency, imbalance, inequality, incongruity,


Antonyms:
parity, similarity,


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