Meaning: the offence of willfully telling an untruth or making a misrepresentation under oath.
Synonym: violation of an oath, giving false evidence/testimony, bearing false witness/testimony, forswearing oneself, making false statements, wilful falsehood
Sentence: "he claimed two witnesses at his trial had committed perjury"
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: stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so.
Synonym: apparent, seeming, outward, surface, superficial,
Antonym: real, genuine
Sentence: "the real dispute which lay behind the ostensible complaint"
Meaning: a person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God
Synonym: sceptic, doubter,
Sentence: After my husband became agnostic, he stopped going to church because of his doubt about god's existence
Meaning: able to move quickly and easily.
Synonym: acrobatic, dexterous, deft,
Antonym: clumsy, stiff, slow, dull
Sentence: "Ruth was as agile as a monkey"
Meaning: filled with horror or shock.
Synonym: horrified, appalled, astounded, amazed, dismayed,
Antonym: fearless, unafraid
Sentence: "she winced, aghast at his cruelty"
Sentence: "separating authentic and spurious claims"
Meaning: musical instruments played by striking with the hand or with a stick or beater, or by shaking, including drums, cymbals, xylophones, gongs, bells, and rattles.
Synonym: crash, bang, smash, clash, bump
Sentence: "percussion instruments"
Meaning: a large amount of money that is won or received unexpectedly.
Synonym: bonanza, jackpot,
Sentence: "members are to get an average £520 cash windfall for voting ‘yes’ to the merger"
Meaning: showing great attention to detail or correct behaviour.
Synonym: meticulous, conscientious, careful, diligent, attentive,
Antonym: careless, easy-going, slapdash
Sentence: "he was punctilious in providing every amenity for his guests"
Meaning: ostentatiously costly and luxurious.
Synonym: luxurious, sumptuous, palatial
Antonym: penniless, poor, impoverished, penurious
Sentence: "the opulent comfort of a limousine"