Spellbound (adjective)

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Definitions:
to hold the attention of as if by a spell, having your attention completely held by something, so that you cannot think about anything else.

Synonyms:
enthralled, rapt, riveted, gripped

Examples:
The final game of the tennis match was a real spellbinder. – At the circus, the children are spellbound, watching the acrobats perform. – the DVD about planets and galaxies spellbound him for hours.

Endure (verb)

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Definitions:
To carry on through, despite hardships; undergo, To bear with tolerance. To continue in existence

Synonyms:
undergo, live through, bear, suffer, take, put up with, go through

Antonyms:
Fade

Examples:
We seek the truth, and will endure the consequences – We had to endure an Arctic winter. – Rome has buildings that have endured for centuries. – We had to endure a nine-hour delay at the airport. – Sinatra’s popularity endured for decades.

Clover (noun)

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Definitions:
a small plant with three round leaves on each stem, often fed to cows. A four leaf clover (= small plant) with a leaf which is divided into four parts rather than the usual three, which is thought to bring good luck to anyone who finds it. PHRASE = To live/be in clover means to enjoy a life of wealth and comfort.

Examples:
– With the income from the family estate, she’s in clover. – if your sister married the old codger, we could be in clover.

Alternate (verb, ,, adjective)

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Definitions:
(v)to happen or exist one after the other repeatedly. (adj)with first one thing, then another thing, and then the first thing again. If something happens on alternate days, it happens every second day:

Synonyms:
rotate, take in turn, ever other, give turns to

Examples:
She alternated between cheerfulness and deep despair., He alternated working in the office with long tours overseas., a dessert with alternate layers of chocolate and cream, Private cars are banned from the city on alternate days.

Corollary (noun)

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Definitions:
an inference that follows directly from the proof of another proposition. A practical consequence that follows naturally. something that results from something else.

Synonyms:
consequence, upshot

Examples:
– Blind jealousy is a frequent corollary of passionate love, Unfortunately, violence is the inevitable corollary of such a revolutionary change in society., One corollary of the attack was that no one trusted them thereafter

Vanish (verb)

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Definitions:
become invisible or unnoticeable, cease to exist, decrease rapidly and disappear. To disappear or stop being present or existing, especially in a sudden, surprising way.

Synonyms:
disappear, become invisible, be lost to sight/view

Antonyms:
endure

Examples:
The child vanished while on her way home from school., We rushed out of the shop in hot pursuit, but the thief had vanished into thin air

Befit (adjective)

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Definitions:
to be suitable, fitting, or appropriate to.

Antonyms:
improper

Examples:
It was a very elegant and opulent dinner, with a table setting that was befitting a king., The Prime Minister was greeted by a twelve-cannon solute, befitting a leader of his stature., As befits their Italian heritage, the meal seemed never to end and consisted of countless courses. – I answered in a befitting manner.

Tips:
Befitting is one of several words with the prefix “be-” which changes the root word (fuddled) from a past tense verb to an adjective. Befuddled, beloved, and bemused are three other such words. These words all essentially mean their root word, but the root word usually serves as a past tense verb, and adding the prefix “be-” creates the adjective. The related verb befit means “to be suitable or right,” so when something “fits” well, it is befitting.

Lineage (noun)

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the members of a person’s family who are directly related to that person and who lived a long time before him or her. A group of individuals tracing descent from a common ancestor; especially : such a group of persons whose common ancestor is regarded as its founder. the line of ancestors from whom a person is descended

Synonyms:
ancestry, family, derivation.

Examples:
She’s very proud of her ancient royal lineage., His Italian lineage was very important to him . – Darwin claimed that humans come from the chimpanzee lineages.

Resolute (adjective)

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Definitions:
firm in belief or purpose, and characterized by determination.

Synonyms:
determined, immutable, unshakeable, unwavering, decisive, unhesitating, purposeful

Antonyms:
infirm, lenient, flexible

Examples:
– Many people felt the President failed to lead with conviction and was not resolute in making decisions. – Make no mistake about it, our new CEO is resolute in his determination to turn this company around. – Kate’s resolute refusal to apologize to her brother put a huge rift in their relationship. – Her resolution to exercise more was difficult at first, but she soon found herself looking forward to her workouts.

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Resolute is related to the words resolve and resolution. When you resolve to do something, you make a firm decision to do it. Likewise, a resolution is a firm decision or determination to do something. So, someone who is resolute in his or her decision is firm and determined to stand by it.

Enmesh (verb)

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Definitions:
to catch or entangle in or as if in meshes. To catch or involve someone in something unpleasant or dangerous from which it is difficult to escape.

Synonyms:
embroil, ensnare, trap, entrap

Examples:
The whales are caught by being enmeshed in nets., She has become enmeshed in a tangle of drugs and petty crime., Soon after Eli Whitney had invented it, others copied his cotton gin, and he spent the rest of his life enmeshed in lawsuits trying to protect his invention.