Meaning: revive (someone) from unconsciousness or apparent death.
Synonym: revive, resurrect, restore, regenerate, revitalise
Antonym: extinguish, kill, quench, suppress
Sentence: "an ambulance crew tried to resuscitate him"
Meaning: so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring.
Synonym: trite, hackneyed, clichéd, platitudinous
Sentence: "songs with banal, repeated words"
Meaning: (in ancient times) a member of a people not belonging to one of the great
civilisations (Greek, Roman, Christian).
Synonym: savage, uncivilised, barbaric, barbarous, primitive,
Sentence: "the city was besieged by the barbarians"
Meaning: not harmful or offensive.
Synonym: harmless, safe, non-dangerous,
Antonym: harmful, obnoxious
Sentence: "it was an innocuous question"
Meaning: avoidance of activity or exertion; laziness
Synonym: inactivity, inaction, inertia,
Sentence: "my failure is probably due to my own indolence"
Meaning: impossible to stop or prevent.
Synonym: relentless, unstoppable, unavoidable
Antonym: flexible, lenient
Sentence: "the seemingly inexorable march of new technology"
Meaning: engaged in, involving, or reflecting deep or serious thought.
Synonym: thoughtful, thinking, reflective
Sentence: "a pensive mood"
Meaning: comfort or consolation in a time of great distress or sadness, give solace to
Synonym: comfort, consolation, cheer, support, relief
Antonym: distress, heartache, heartbreak, torment, torture
Sentence: "she sought solace in her religion"
Meaning: up in or into the air; overhead.
Synonym: into the sky, skyward, on high, heavenward
Sentence:"the congregation sways, hands aloft"
Meaning: make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better.
Synonym: improve, amend, better, enhance, enrich
Antonym: damage, endamage, harm, hurt, impair, injure, spoil, tarnish, vitiate
Sentence: "the reform did much to ameliorate living standards