Meaning: publicly criticize (someone or something) by using ridicule, irony, or sarcasm.
Synonym: satirize, mock, ridicule,
Antonym: flattery, praise
Sentence: "the actor was lampooned by the press"
Meaning: the time at which something is most powerful or successful.
Synonym: highest point, high point, crowning point, height,
Antonym: nadir, bottom
Sentence:"the king was at the zenith of his power"
Meaning: showing a casual lack of concern
Synonym: nonchalant, untroubled, unworried,
Antonym: anxious, concerned
Sentence: "an insouciant shrug"
Meaning: send (someone) back to their own country.
Synonym: rehabilitation, reinstatement
Antonym: penalty, abolition.
Sentence: "the last German POWs were repatriated in November 1948"
Synonym: Shortly, summarily
Antonym: permanently, verbosely
Sentence:Please state your case as succinctly as possible.
Meaning: avoidance of activity or exertion; laziness
Synonym: inactivity, inaction, inertia,
Sentence: "my failure is probably due to my own indolence"
Meaning: Servile flattery; exaggerated and hypocritical praise
Synonym: applause, commendation, flattery
Antonym: abuse, criticism
Sentence:The nation, following the lead of the political leaders, joined in their adulation.
Meaning: Assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing
Synonym: endorsement, succour, aid
Antonym: hindrance, obstruction, stoppage
Sentence:Did Herald aid and abet a crime?
Synonym: adopt, maintain, defend
Antonym: attack, reject
Sentence: He was an optimist or he would never have espoused the American cause.
Meaning: on and off
Synonym: occasional, infrequent, irregular
Antonym: common, constant, frequent
Sentence:At first resistance to Western encroachment was sporadic and uncoordinated.