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Meaning – waste time, money, or energy on trifling matters.
Usage – “I wish we hadn’t frittered the money away so easily”
Synonyms – squander, waste, misuse, misspend, spend unwisely, throw away, dissipate, make poor use of; overspend, spend like water, throw around like confetti, be prodigal with, be wastefully extravagant with, run through, get through, lose, let money slip through one’s fingers; informalblow, splurge.
Antonyms – hold,save,store
Meaning – a large room or chamber used for storage, especially an underground one.
Usage – “a wine vault”
Synonyms – cellar, basement, underground chamber, crypt, undercroft, catacomb, cavern; burial chamber, tomb, sepulchre
Antonyms – attic
Meaning – change smoothly from one image to another by small gradual steps using computer animation techniques.
Usage – “the characters can be morphed on screen”
Synonyms – change, alter, modify
Antonyms – zygomorphic
Meaning – a defensive wall.
Synonyms – wall, rampart, fortification, parapet, stockade, palisade, barricade, embankment, earthwork, breastwork, berm; vallum; rarecircumvallation
Antonyms – weak point
Meaning – existing at or from the beginning of time; primeval.
Usage – “the primordial oceans”
Synonyms – ancient, earliest, first, prehistoric, antediluvian, antique, primeval, primitive, primal; rareautochthonous, autochthonic, primigenial
Antonyms – last, latest
Meaning – the highest point in the development of something; a climax or culmination.
Usage – “a film which was the apogee of German expressionist cinema”
Synonyms – acme, apex, climax, crest, peak, summit, zenith
Antonyms – nadir
Meaning – an award or privilege granted as a special honour or as an acknowledgement of merit.
Usage – “the hotel has won numerous accolades”
Synonyms – honour, recognition, privilege, award, gift, title; prize, laurels, bays, palm
Antonyms – silence
Meaning – interfere in something that is not one’s concern.
Usage – “I don’t want him meddling in our affairs”
Synonyms – intrude, invade, kibitz, mess around, mix in, molest, obtrude, pry, push in, put two cents in, sidewalk-superintend, snoop
Antonyms – avoid, dodge, ignore, stay out of
Meaning – a remark or statement, especially one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful.
Usage – “she began uttering liberal platitudes”
Synonyms – cliché, truism, commonplace, hackneyed/trite/banal/overworked saying, banality, old chestnut; bromide, inanity
Antonyms – coinage, nuance
Meaning – free (something or someone) from something that they are entangled with.
Usage – “‘I must go,’ she said, disentangling her fingers from Gabriel’s”
Synonyms – extricate, extract, free, remove, disengage, untwine, disentwine, release, liberate, loosen, unloose, detach, unfasten, unclasp, disconnect
Antonyms – entangle,entwine,twist,wind