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Definitions: Having very little or no money.
Synonyms: poor, broke, impoverished.
Antonyms: wealthy, rich, affluent.
Examples: The family had trouble adjusting to their new impecunious lifestyle.
Definitions: A misunderstand, an argument or fight.
Synonyms: brawl, spat,
Antonyms: agreement, peace.
Definitions: Acting in a manner that shows concern or provision for the future.
Synonyms: judicious, shrewd, sensible.
Antonyms: imprudent, extravagant.
Examples: It was really thanks to their prudent ways that they were able to pay off their house so quickly.
Origins: Latin – provident- forseeing, attending to.
Definitions: A/ to reply to something often angry or witty.
Synonyms: counter, rejoin.
Antonyms: request, question.
Examples: His retort cannot possibly be repeated in front of the children.
Origins: Latin – re- return, torquere- to twist.
Definitions: Being optimistic in a seeminggly bad situation. A color- blood-red.
Synonyms: positive, hopeful, cheery.
Antonyms: negative, pessimistic, gloomy.
Examples: The president appeared sanguine as he delivered the news to the nation.
Origins: Latin- sanguis- blood.
Definitions: put right, correct an error.
Synonyms: remedy, repair, amend
Antonyms: falsify, damage, tarnish.
Examples: Please be sure about the information, we cannot rectify it later.
Origins: Latin – rectus- right.
Definitions: Irregularly occuring, scattered.
Synonyms: occasional, infrequent.
Antonyms: regular, continuous.
Origins: Greek – sporas- scattered.
Definitions: Verb. To be often or visibly anxious. 2. To gradually wear away.Noun- a state of anxiety or worry.
Synonyms: worry, be anxious, 2. erode.
Antonyms: be calm, relaxed.
Examples: The dog always frets when I am out. 2. ( uncommon) The sea has fret the shoreline.
Origins: Old English – fretan- consume, devour.
Definitions: 1. to ( usually temporarily) bring up a child that is not yours. 2. Encourage the development of something.
Synonyms: 1. care for, take care of, nurture, look after. 2. promote, stimulate, cultivate.
Antonyms: 2. neglect, surpress.
Examples: 1. They fostered the boy when he was two years old. 2. My mother fostered in me a love of movies.
Origins: Germanic- foster- food, nourishment.