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Definitions: To get, obtain.
Synonyms: obtain, acquire, secure.
Antonyms: give up, lose, part with.
Examples: They procured the services of a lawyer to fight the claim.
Definitions: A false or distorted representation of something.
Synonyms: parody, mock.
Antonyms: tribute, homage
Examples: Thje innocent man’s imprisonment was a travesty of justice.
Tips: Collocates with ‘justice’.
Origins: Latin, trans meaning cross to Italian travestire.
Definitions: adj- describes something that is unmoved, unchanged. Noun- a kind of electricity that can come off hair, metals or nylon products, also random noise from a radio or microphone.
Synonyms: inert, fixed, stable, constant.
Antonyms: mobile, moving, movable, active.
Examples: ( adj )My uncle has a static caravan in a park in Scotland. ( noun) I can’t wear those shoes, they generate too much static.
Origins: Greek-statos meaning standing, stationary.
Definitions: Turn to bone.
Synonyms: harden, solidify, petrify.
Examples: Without regular exercise cartilage may ossify.
Origins: Latin, ossis meaning bone.
Definitions: The act of getting and storing up of something.A collection of something that has been stored up.
Synonyms: stockpile, collection, accumulation.
Antonyms: squander, spend, disperse.
Examples: (verb) During the war, people hoarded sugar so they could make things on special occasions. Squirrels hoard nuts. ( noun) We found a hoard of brand new plates in my graandmother’s house.
Origins: Old English.
Definitions: Unskilled at,to lack the ability to perform a said task.
Synonyms: Maladroit, unskilled.clumsy
Antonyms: adept, capable, skilled.
Examples: Tom finds social gatherings difficult, he is inept at making small talk.
Origins: Latin from ineptus.
Synonyms: modernize, improve, refurbish.
Antonyms: wreck, ruin, disfigure.
Origins: Latin from renovatus meaning renew, restore.
Definitions: Trained with ability, accomplished.
Synonyms: artisitic, masterful, expert.
Antonyms: amateur, unskillful, inept.
Examples: The violinist gave a virtuoso performance last night.
Definitions: Made or done with great care or accuracy.
Synonyms: subtle, exact, refined.
Antonyms: obvious, inexact, rough.
Examples: Learning another lanague can be difficult when it comes to nuance.
Origins: French, from nuer- to shade.
Definitions: Lacking in skills and cleverness in manging situations.
Synonyms: Inept, awkward, inexpert.
Antonyms: able, accomplished, proficient.
Examples: After his maladroit handling of the crisis it is unlikely the councillor will be re-elected.
Origins: 17th century French, mal meaning bad.