Nepotism (noun)

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Impecunious (adj)

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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.

Imbroglio (noun)

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Definitions:
A misunderstand, an argument or fight.

Synonyms:
brawl, spat,

Antonyms:
agreement, peace.

Prudent (adj)

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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.

Retort (verb/noun)

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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.

Sanguine (adj/noun)

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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.

Rectify (verb)

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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.

Sporadic (adj)

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Definitions:
Irregularly occuring, scattered.

Synonyms:
occasional, infrequent.

Antonyms:
regular, continuous.

Origins:
Greek – sporas- scattered.

Fret (verb/noun)

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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.

Foster (verb)

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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.