Meaning: existing at or from the beginning of time; primeval.
Synonym: first, prehistoric, antediluvian, antique,
Sentence: "the primordial oceans"
Meaning: the chief female singer in an opera or opera company.
Synonym: leading soprano, leading lady, diva
Sentence: "this solo was added to give the prima donna another aria"
Meaning: a tendency to choose or do something regularly; an inclination or predisposition
towards a particular thing.
Synonym: liking, inclination, tendency, leaning, disposition, propensity,
Sentence: "a proclivity for hard work"
Meaning: on or relating to the earth.
Synonym: earthly, worldly, mundane, earthbound
Antonym: cosmic, heavenly
Sentence: "increased ultraviolet radiation may disrupt terrestrial ecosystems"
Meaning: revive (someone) from unconsciousness or apparent death.
Synonym: revive, resurrect, restore, regenerate, revitalize
Antonym: extinguish, kill, quench, suppress
Sentence: "an ambulance crew tried to resuscitate him"
Meaning: stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so.
Synonym: apparent, seeming, outward, surface, superficial,
Antonym: real, genuine
Sentence: "the real dispute which lay behind the ostensible complaint"
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: able to move quickly and easily.
Synonym: acrobatic, dexterous, deft,
Antonym: clumsy, stiff, slow, dull
Sentence: "Ruth was as agile as a monkey"
Meaning: filled with horror or shock.
Synonym: horrified, appalled, astounded, amazed, dismayed,
Antonym: fearless, unafraid
Sentence: "she winced, aghast at his cruelty"
Sentence: "separating authentic and spurious claims"