Meaning: generosity in bestowing money or gifts upon others, money or gifts given generously
Synonym: generosity, liberality, munificence
Sentence: "presumably public money is not dispensed with such largesse to anyone else"
Meaning: the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions.
Synonym: purging, purgation, purification, cleansing,
Sentence: "music is a means of catharsis for them"
Meaning: make (someone) drunk; intoxicate.
Synonym: besotted, drunk, intoxicated,
Antonym: sober, straight
Sentence: "I got mildly inebriated"
Meaning: a person who collects or has a great love of books
Synonym: book lover, bookworm
Sentence: John is a bibliophile.
Meaning: lacking in vitality, force, or conviction; uninspired or uninspiring.
Synonym: unimaginative, dull, humdrum, colourless
Antonym: inspired, brilliant
Sentence: "no excuses were made for the team's lackluster performance"
Meaning: a person who sells or deals in particular goods
Synonym: seller, vendor, trader, retailer, supplier
Sentence: "a purveyor of large luxury vehicles"
Synonym: hesitation, doubt, indecision
Antonym: certainty, sure
Sentence: I vacillate between the red truck and the blue one
Meaning: Causing trouble,
Synonym: inflammatory, dangerous
Antonym: loyal, peace making
Sentence: His team continued to clear the building and toss flares into corners as they sought out any living insurgents or incendiary devices.
Meaning: the condition of being considered more important than someone or something else; priority in importance, order, or rank.
Synonym: outweigh, supersede,
Sentence: "his desire for power soon took precedence over any other consideration"
Meaning: a system in which members of an organization or society are ranked according to relative status or authority
Synonym: pecking order, ranking, grading, ladder, social order, social stratum
Antonym: disordered, free-for-all
Sentence: "the initiative was with those lower down in the hierarchy"