Meaning: a person's nickname.
Synonym: alias, byname, cognomen, epithet
Sentence: "she was a vast and haughty person who answered to the sobriquet ‘Duchesse’"
Meaning: underhand, unscrupulous, or dishonest behaviour or activities.
Synonym: trickery, swindling, fraudulence
Sentence: "a firm that investigates commercial skulduggery"
Meaning: giving the impression that something harmful or evil is happening or will happen.
Synonym: menacing, threatening, ominous
Antonym: auspicious, benign, bright, encouraging, favorable
Sentence: "there was something sinister about that murmuring voice"
Meaning: able to use the right and left hands equally well.
Synonym: two-handed, equipoised
Sentence: "few of us are naturally ambidextrous"
Meaning: the action, process, or result of combining or uniting.
Synonym: combination, union, merger, blend, mixture
Sentence: "the threat of amalgamation with another college"
Meaning: the action or process of altering or being altered.
Synonym: change, adjustment, adaptation, modification,
Sentence: "careful alteration of old buildings"
Meaning: not friendly or forthcoming; cool and distant.
Synonym: distant, detached, unresponsive, remote,
Antonym: familiar, friendly
Sentence: "they were courteous but faintly aloof
Meaning: up in or into the air; overhead.
Synonym: into the sky, skyward, on high, heavenward
Sentence:"the congregation sways, hands aloft"
Meaning: the quality of being powerfully and mysteriously attractive or fascinating.
Synonym: attraction, lure, draw, pull, appeal, glamour
Sentence: people for whom gold holds no allure"
Meaning: involving immoral or dishonourable actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt., dirty or squalid.
Synonym: sleazy, seedy, seamy, unsavoury,
Antonym: immaculate, high-minded, respectable
Sentence: "the story paints a sordid picture of bribes and scams"