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Dexterous (Adjective)

Definition:

physically quick and skilful. Adroit, deft, and adept are all synonymous with dexterous. These words, however, do not have as strong of a noun form as dexterous with dexterity. Dexterity is a very powerful and sophisticated word for denoting skilfulness.

Example Sentences:

– Jim’s colleagues envied his dexterous evasion of his boss’s boring sales presentation.
– The older pianist eyesight was diminishing, but his hands were still dexterous enough to play the flight of Bumble Bee
– It was Michelangelo amazing dexterity that enabled him to chisel the masterpiece David in marble.

Synonyms:

adroit, facile, handy

Antonyms:

clumsy, inept,

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Slander (noun, verb)

Definition:

(n.) 1. the act of saying something false and damaging to a person’s reputation; 2. a false statement that damages someone’s reputation; (v.) to make a false and purposely malicious statement against someone.

Example Sentences:

– His negative characterization of me was tantamount to slander.
– The politician’s reputation was slandered by his opponent, who made false accusations and leaked rumors to the press.
– I regard his malicious comments as slander on my reputation.

Synonyms:

(n.) defamation, smear, aspersion, (v.) defame,

Antonyms:

truth

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