Meaning:(in Christian theology) a state of eternal punishment and damnation into which a sinful and unrepentant person passes after death
Synonym:damnation, eternal punishment;
Sentence:"she used her last banknote to buy herself a square meal before perdition"
Meaning:a piece of jewelry that hangs from a chain worn round the neck.,
Synonym:locket, medallion, drop, stone;
Sentence:"a jade-green pendant on a gold chain"
Meaning:expressing contempt or disapproval.
Synonym:disparaging, derogatory, deprecatory,
Sentence:"permissiveness is used almost universally as a pejorative term"
Meaning:punishment inflicted on oneself as an outward expression of repentance for wrongdoing
Synonym:atonement, expiation, self-punishment
Sentence:"he had done public penance for those hasty words"
Meaning: showing a lack of courage or determination; timid.
Synonym: cowardly, recreant, spineless,
Antonym: audacious, bold, brazen,
Sentence: pusillanimous politicians who vote according to whichever way the political wind is blowing
Meaning: lacking in vitality, force, or conviction; uninspired or uninspiring.
Synonym: unimaginative, dull, humdrum, colourless
Antonym: inspired, brilliant
Sentence: "no excuses were made for the team's lackluster performance"
Meaning: a person who sells or deals in particular goods
Synonym: seller, vendor, trader, retailer, supplier
Sentence: "a purveyor of large luxury vehicles"
Meaning: a person or thing that is essential to the success of an organization or operation.
Antonym: inferior, subordinate, underling; mediocrity,
Sentence: "the kingpins of the television industry
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: make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better.
Synonym: improve, amend, better, enhance, enrich
Antonym: damage, harm, hurt, impair, injure, spoil, tarnish, vitiate
Sentence: "the reform did much to ameliorate living standards
Meaning: (of a person, speech, or style of writing) using very few words.
Synonym: brief, concise, terse, succinct, short, economical,
Antonym: verbose, long-winded, loquacious
Sentence: "his laconic reply suggested a lack of interest in the topic"
Meaning: inflicting or intended as punishment.
Synonym: penal, disciplinary, corrective,
Antonym: exonerating, condoning, pardoning
Sentence: "he called for punitive measures against the Eastern bloc"