seminal (adjective)

Definition:

1. original and influential, especially of ideas revolutionary for their time; 2. containing or contributing the seeds of later development

Example Sentences:

– It was a seminal movie that changed the way people looked at the use of technology in filmmaking. (creative, original)
– He played a seminal role in finding the cure for the disease. (influential, important)
– The Boston Tea Party can be described as a seminal event in American history. (influential, revolutionary, important)
– He enjoyed a seminal career as a respected journalist and changed the way news was reported. (influential, inspiring, distinguished)

Synonyms:

influential, esteemed, distinguished, remarkable

Antonyms:

boring, humdrum, commonplace

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acrimony (noun)

Definition:

sharpness or bitterness in language or manner

Example Sentences:

– The acrimony in his tone and manner made it very clear just how angry he was. (harshness, bitterness)
– There were many acrimonious exchanges between the actress and her manager before the contract was finally broken. (bitter) adjective
– Although the politician was very angry, he tried to refrain from acrimony when he addressed the town council. (rancor, bitterness)
– The sweet drink failed to mask the acrid taste of the poison, giving away the would-be murderer’s plot. (bitter, pungent) adjective

Synonyms:

acerbity, rancor, harshness, bitterness

Antonyms:

civility, courtesy, politeness

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