Procure (verb)

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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.

Travesty (adj/noun)

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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.

Static (adj/noun)

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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.

Ossify (verb)

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Definitions:
Turn to bone.

Synonyms:
harden, solidify, petrify.

Examples:
Without regular exercise cartilage may ossify.

Origins:
Latin, ossis meaning bone.

Hoard (verb/noun)

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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.

Inept (adj.)

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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.

Renovate (verb)

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Synonyms:
modernize, improve, refurbish.

Antonyms:
wreck, ruin, disfigure.

Origins:
Latin from renovatus meaning renew, restore.

Virtuouso (adj.)

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Definitions:
Trained with ability, accomplished.

Synonyms:
artisitic, masterful, expert.

Antonyms:
amateur, unskillful, inept.

Examples:
The violinist gave a virtuoso performance last night.

Nuance (noun)

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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.

Maladroit (adj.)

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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.