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Meaning – a pause or break in continuity in a sequence or activity.
Usage – “there was a brief hiatus in the war with France”
Synonyms – pause, break, interval, interruption, suspension, intermission, interlude, gap, lacuna, lull, rest, respite, breathing space, time out; recess.
Meaning – irritating inconvenience.
Usage – “the hassle of child care”
Synonyms – inconvenience, bother, nuisance, problem, struggle, difficulty, annoyance, irritation, thorn in one’s flesh/side, bane of one’s life; trials and tribulations, fuss, trouble.
Meaning – a person who has no religion or whose religion is not that of the majority.
Usage – “a crusade against infidels and heretics”
Synonyms – unbeliever, disbeliever, non-believer, heathen, pagan, idolater, idolatress, heretic, agnostic, atheist, non-theist, nihilist, apostate, freethinker, libertine, dissenter, nonconformist; archaicpaynim; rarenullifidian.
Meaning – intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest.
Usage – “esoteric philosophical debates”
Synonyms – abstruse, obscure, arcane, recherché, rarefied, recondite, abstract, difficult, hard, puzzling, perplexing, enigmatic, inscrutable, cryptic, Delphic; complex, complicated, involved, over/above one’s head, incomprehensible, opaque, unfathomable, impenetrable, mysterious, occult, little known, hidden, secret, private, mystic, magical, cabbalistic; rareinvoluted.
Meaning – a persistent feeling of ill will or resentment resulting from a past insult or injury.
Usage – “I’ve never been one to hold a grudge”
Synonyms – grievance; resentment, bitterness, rancour, pique, umbrage, displeasure, dissatisfaction, disgruntlement, bad feelings, hard feelings, ill feelings, ill will, venom, hate, hatred, dislike, aversion, animosity, antipathy, antagonism, enmity, animus.
Meaning – entirely lacking or free from.
Usage – “Lisa kept her voice devoid of emotion”
Synonyms – lacking, without, free from/of, empty of, vacant of, void of, bare of, barren of, bereft of, drained of, denuded of, deprived of, depleted of, destitute of, bankrupt of; wanting, in need of; informalminus, sans.
Meaning – damage the purity or appearance of; mar or spoil.
Usage – “the land was defiled by a previous owner”
Synonyms – spoil, sully, mar, impair, debase, degrade; pollute, poison, corrupt, taint, tarnish, infect; foul, befoul, dirty, soil, stain; destroy, ruin.
Meaning – (of punishment or retribution) appropriate to the crime or wrongdoing; fitting and deserved.
Usage – “condign punishment was rare when the criminal was a man of high social standing”
Meaning – persuade (an unwilling person) to do something by using force or threats.
Usage – “he was coerced into giving evidence”
Synonyms – pressure, pressurize, bring pressure to bear on, use pressure on, put pressure on, constrain, lean on, press, push; force, compel, oblige, put under an obligation, browbeat, brainwash, bludgeon, bully, threaten, prevail on, work on, act on, influence, intimidate, dragoon, twist someone’s arm, strong-arm; blackjack.
Meaning – a countless or extremely great number of people or things.
Usage – “myriads of insects danced around the light above my head”
Synonyms – multitude, a large/great number/quantity, a lot, scores, quantities, mass, crowd, throng, host, droves, horde, army, legion, sea, swarm; informallots, loads, masses, stacks, tons, oodles, hundreds, thousands, millions, billions, zillions, more … than one can shake a stick at; informalshedload; informalslew, gazillions, bazillions, gobs; informalswag; vulgar slangshitload; vulgar slangassload.