Meaning: indulging only very moderately in something, especially food and drink
Synonym: temperate, abstinent, austere, moderate
Antonym: self-indulgent, intemperate
Sentence: "‘We only had a bottle.’ ‘Very abstemious of you.’"
Meaning: an ancestor.
Synonym: predecessor, progenitor, father, grandfather
Sentence: "generations of his forebears had lived in London"
Synonym: Bothered, Upset
Antonym: benefit , calm
Sentence:The more he loses, the more perturbed he gets
Synonym: Cordial, Harmonious
Antonym: impolite, uncivil
Sentence:The business coach for the small company owner served as an amicable executive mentor
Meaning: go about in search of things to steal or people to attack., raid and plunder (a place).
Synonym: plunder, go looting
Antonym: Guard, protect
Sentence: "bands of robbers crossed the river to maraud
Meaning: outstandingly bad; shocking, remarkably good.
Synonym: atrocious, deplorable
Antonym: concealed , good
Sentence: "egregious abuses of copyright"
Meaning: bitterness or ill feeling.
Synonym: ill feeling, ill will, bad blood, animosity, hostility, enmity,
Sentence:"the AGM dissolved into acrimony"
Meaning: absorb or assimilate (ideas or knowledge).
Synonym: assimilate, absorb, soak up, take in, digest
Antonym: abstain, fast
Sentence:"if one does not imbibe the culture one cannot succeed"
Meaning: a proverb or short statement expressing a general truth.
Synonym: saying, maxim, axiom, proverb,
Sentence: "the old adage ‘out of sight out of mind’"
Meaning: Careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment
Synonym: wise, sensible, reasonable
Antonym: careless, indiscreet, inattentive
Sentence:"That sacrifice may also be a prudent action," observed Madeleine.