Egalitarian (adjective, noun)

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Definitions:
(adj.) descriptive of the belief that all people are created equal and should have the same rights and opportunities; (n.) a person who believes in equal rights for everyone

Synonyms:
equal, unbiased, fair

Antonyms:
unequal, biased

Examples:
– Martin Luther King Jr.was considered by the FBI to be a communist but most people saw him as an egalitarian.
– We all hope for an egalitarian society where all people are created equal and should be loved and respected equally.
– Bitcoin’s value is not dictated like fiat. It’s a mathematical framework that is free of politics and human error, and this make bitcoin more egalitarian.

Dictate (verb, noun)

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Definitions:
(v.) 1. to give orders or demands with authority; 2. to speak into a tape recorder for later transcription of the text or to speak text to somebody writing it down; (n.) 1. guiding principals that govern how you behave; 2. an order telling people what they must do.

Synonyms:
(v.) state, order, command, direct, instruct, (n.) principal, guideline, directive, mandate

Antonyms:
(v.) request, ask

Examples:
– Devout Catholics follow the dictates handed down by the Vatican in Rome
– When I am driving, I always dictate e-mails to Siri, the voice assistant on my iPhone.
– Wimbledon Dress Code dictates that all tennis players must wear white on the tennis courts.

Cursory (adjective)

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Definitions:
1. performed hastily, with scant attention to detail; 2. not thorough

Synonyms:
brief, haphazard, perfunctory,

Antonyms:
comprehensive, meticulous, thorough

Examples:
– John wanted sleeping pills, but his doctor required a cursory examination before he prescribed the drug.
– Marc could tell Steve wasn’t that interested in his holiday, as he did a cursory review of his photos album without any questions.
– The Winklevoss twins did more more than cursory research into investing in Bitcoin, they reviewed all perspectives thoroughly.

Bask (verb)

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Definitions:
1. to expose yourself to the warmth of the sun; 2. to derive pleasure and enjoyment from something.
To bask in something is to take it in, receive its warmth, or bathe in its goodness. On the first warm day of the spring, you may bask in the sunshine. When you win the Pulitzer, you bask in your own glory.

Synonyms:
wallow, revel, enjoy

Antonyms:
suffer

Examples:
– My wife basked in the compliments she received from her friends.
– Let’s not do anything today but sit by the pool and bask in the sun.
– Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes.
– Jorge Masvidal basked in his glory for days after his devastating knock out of Ben Askren in the UFC.

Exposition (noun)

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Definitions:
1. clear and full rhetorical discourse intended to give an explanation of difficult material;
2. exhibition: An exposition takes place when you “expose” something — like at a fair or convention for showing off goods, art, or similar wares, in that meaning it’s synonymous with a public exhibition or show of art or industrial goods.

Synonyms:
discourse, interpretation, bazaar, exhibition,

Examples:
– The exposition at the museum featured most of Leonardo da Vinci awesome inventions, like the parachute and the machine gun.
– The exposition given on veganism as the way of the future was not too popular in the small Midwestern town.
– We always begin our book clubs with an exposition on the authors and what influenced their writing.
– Neil deGrasse Tyson gave a wonderful and illuminating exposition on the difficult and hard-to-follow book.

Cabal (noun, verb)

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Definitions:
(n.) 1. a group of people secretly conspiring against something, especially political; 2. a plot by conspirators; (v.) to enter into a conspiracy with others

Synonyms:
plot, plotters, conspirators, conspiracy,

Examples:
– The new and charismatic leader knew nothing of the cabal plotting his demise.
– The cabal set out its aims at the first meeting: they wanted to force their opponent out of office.
– The members of the cabal met in secrecy to plan their heist on the jewellery store.

Poignant (adjective)

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Definitions:
1. sharply painful or saddening; 2. keenly distressing; 3. cutting in effect.

Synonyms:
affecting, distressing, heart-rending

Examples:
– In a simple yet poignant speech, the well-respected CEO announced his retirement and said good-bye to his employees.
– It was a poignant moment when he broke down and started crying while trying to give a eulogy at his father’s funeral.
– Walter Lewin always delivered moving and poignant physics lectures that were motivating to his students.

Urbane (adjective)

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Definitions:
showing sophistication and refinement, especially due to extensive travel and wide social experience. Urbane people are sophisticated, polished, cultured, refined.

Synonyms:
sophisticated, refined, cosmopolitan, poised

Antonyms:
unsophisticated, unrefined, bucolic

Examples:
– Brett is an urbane gentleman who was conversant in the art and music history.
– On the exterior, he looked like a well-dressed and urbane businessman, but behind his facade was an abrasive personality.
– Maria’s urbane sense of style never failed to impress her coworkers.
– Paris hoped that her unrefined cousin wouldn’t embarrass her among the urbane crowd at the cocktail party.

Impolitic (adjective)

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Definitions:
not showing good judgement–rash or unwise. Politic means “prudent;” its more familiar counterpart, political, can mean “pragmatic.” The addition of the negative im-, “not,” creates impolitic, “imprudent” or “foolish” in behavior or speech.

Synonyms:
imprudent, ill-advised, unwise, misguided,

Antonyms:
politic, wise

Examples:
– To refuse the invitation would be impolitic because it would greatly offend the president and damage the relationship.
– Joanne’s toast at dinner was terribly impolitic, as she had had too much to drink and practically insulted the host.
– The politician tried to keep his impolitic wife out of the limelight, as she was prone to making controversial statements.

Decry (verb)

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Definitions:
to openly criticize something or someone, When you decry something, you simultaneously condemn it and discredit it, a formal act.

Synonyms:
disparage, denounce, condemn, criticize,

Antonyms:
extol, commend, praise

Examples:
– The ministry of health has released a statement which decries crowded and unhealthy conditions in many of the nation’s hospitals.
– The animal rights activists decried the use of animals in the testing of cosmetics
– The CEO decried his involvement in the scandal and made a public apology on YouTube.