Meaning: the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
Sentence: "the alliteration of ‘sweet birds sang’"
Meaning: make (suffering, deficiency, or a problem) less severe.
Synonym: reduce, ease, relieve
Sentence: "he couldn't prevent her pain, only alleviate it"
Meaning: the medieval forerunner of chemistry, concerned with the transmutation of matter, in particular with attempts to convert base metals into gold or find a universal elixir
Sentence:"occult sciences, such as alchemy and astrology"
Meaning: wrong ,deviant
Synonym: erratic, stray
Sentence:I saw an errant man shouting at his daughter for skipping office
Meaning: A wearing down to weaken or destroy
Synonym: erosion, grinding
Antonym: building, happiness
Sentence:The difficulty was to overcome its susceptibility to attrition.
Synonym: dreamy, foolish, impractical
Antonym: cautious, realistic, wise
Sentence:That sounds quixotically noble, this stand for the ‘inviolability of marriage.
Synonym: cruel. unforgiving
Antonym: kind, remorseful
Sentence:Clinton accused congressional Republicans of "implacable hostility”.
Meaning: Continual, lasting
Synonym: Ceaseless, infinite
Antonym: Bounded, Ceasing
Sentence:The perpetual struggle to maintain standards in a democracy
Meaning: Suggestive of something in the past
Synonym: Evocative, redolent
Antonym: forgetful, oblivious
Sentence:Cannot forbear to close on this reminiscent literary note.
Synonym: malicious, fatal, evil
Antonym: assisting, good,
Sentence:He thought "such a system would be wrong and pernicious in the extreme.