Meaning: the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely
Synonym: exaggeration, expression.
Sentence: "the alliteration of ‘sweet birds sang’
Meaning: bad-tempered, argumentative, and uncooperative
Synonym: irascible, irritable
Antonym: good-natured, affable
Sentence: "he can be a cantankerous old fossil at times"
Meaning: showing a casual lack of concern
Synonym: nonchalant, untroubled, unworried,
Antonym: anxious, concerned
Sentence: "an insouciant shrug"
Meaning: a person's nickname.
Synonym: alias, byname, cognomen, epithet
Sentence: "she was a vast and haughty person who answered to the sobriquet ‘Duchesse’"
Meaning: underhand, unscrupulous, or dishonest behaviour or activities.
Synonym: trickery, swindling, fraudulence
Sentence: "a firm that investigates commercial skulduggery"
Meaning: giving the impression that something harmful or evil is happening or will happen.
Synonym: menacing, threatening, ominous
Antonym: auspicious, benign, bright, encouraging, favorable
Sentence: "there was something sinister about that murmuring voice"
Meaning: able to use the right and left hands equally well.
Synonym: two-handed, equipoised
Sentence: "few of us are naturally ambidextrous"
Meaning: a complicated irregular network of passages or paths in which it is difficult to
find one's way; a maze
Synonym: maze, rabbit warren, warren
Sentence: a complex labyrinth of tunnels and chambers
Meaning: lacking enthusiasm and determination; carelessly lazy.
Synonym: lax, unenthusiastic, half-hearted, uninterested, lukewarm, indifferent,
Antonym: enthusiastic, excited
Sentence: "a lackadaisical defence left Spurs adrift in the second half"
Meaning: a person who makes slow progress and falls behind others.
Synonym: straggler, loiterer, lingerer,
Sentence: "staff were under enormous pressure and there was no time for laggards"