Meaning: an approach that evaluates theories or beliefs in terms of the success of their practical application.
Synonym: Logical, practical
Sentence: "ideology had been tempered with pragmatism"
Meaning: making a show of being morally superior to other people.
Antonym: forthright, honest
Sentence: "what happened to all the sanctimonious talk about putting his family first?"
Meaning: defeat thoroughly.
Synonym: conquer, defeat
Sentence: "he successfully vanquished his rival"
Meaning: a stock of plays, dances, or items that a company or a performer knows or is prepared to perform.
Synonym: collection, stock, range, repertory
Sentence: "the mainstream concert repertoire"
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: having or conveying a feeling of deep seriousness and sadness
Synonym: solemn, earnest, serious,
Antonym: cheerful, bright
Sentence: "he looked at her with a sombre expression"
Meaning: having assets in excess of liabilities; able to pay one's debts.
Synonym: financially sound, able to pay one's debts, debt-free
Antonym: in debt
Sentence: "interest rate rises have very severe effects on normally solvent companies"
Meaning: a temporary stay., stay somewhere temporarily.
Synonym: stay, visit, stop, stopover, residence;
Sentence: "her sojourn in Rome"