Meaning: lacking restraint in spending money or using resources.
Synonym: spendthrift, profligate, unthrifty
Antonym: cheap, thrifty
Sentence: "it was rather extravagant to buy both"
Meaning: relevant or applicable to a particular matter; apposite.
Synonym: relevant, to the point
Antonym: irrelevant, inappropriateSentence:"she asked me a lot of very pertinent questions"
Meaning: (especially of food, money, or some other resource) insufficient for the demand.
Synonym: scanty, meagre, sparse
Antonym: plentiful, abundant
Sentence: "as raw materials became scarce, synthetics were developed"
Meaning: take (a position of power or importance) illegally or by force.
Synonym: seize, take over, expropriate,
Antonym: release, relinquish
Sentence: "Richard usurped the throne"
Meaning: eager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight.
Synonym: combative, aggressive, antagonistic,
Antonym: peaceable, friendly
Sentence: "the increasingly pugnacious demeanour of right-wing politicians"
Meaning: not harmful or offensive.
Synonym: harmless, safe, non-dangerous,
Antonym: harmful, obnoxious
Sentence: "it was an innocuous question"
Meaning: impossible to stop or prevent.
Synonym: relentless, unstoppable, unavoidable
Antonym: flexible, lenient
Sentence: "the seemingly inexorable march of new technology"
Meaning: make (someone) drunk; intoxicate.
Synonym: besotted, drunk, intoxicated,
Antonym: sober, straight
Sentence: "I got mildly inebriated"
Meaning: the action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation.
Synonym: besmirch, tarnish, taint, misrepresent
Sentence: "he is suing the TV company for slander"
Meaning: (of an action) carried out without real interest, feeling, or effort.
Synonym: cursory, desultory
Antonym: careful, thorough
Sentence: "he gave a perfunctory nod"