Meaning: a change of circumstances or fortune, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant.
Synonym: mutation, modification, transition
Sentence: "her husband's sharp vicissitudes of fortune"
Meaning: experienced in the imagination through the feelings or actions of another person.
Synonym: indirect, second-hand, secondary, derivative,
Sentence: "this catalogue brings vicarious pleasure in luxury living"
Meaning: able to adapt or be adapted to many different functions or activities.
Synonym: flexible, all-round, multifaceted, multi talented,
Antonym: inflexible, limited
Sentence: "a versatile sewing machine"
Meaning: the language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people of a country or region.
Synonym: everyday language, spoken language, colloquial speech,slang
Sentence: "he wrote in the vernacular to reach a larger audience"
Meaning: the quality of having strong moral principles; honesty and decency.
Synonym: integrity, honesty, uprightness, decency, morality
Sentence: "financial probity
Meaning: an unintended consequence of an event or action, especially an unwelcome one.
Synonym: consequence, result, effect, outcome,
Sentence: "the move would have grave repercussions for the entire region"
Meaning: in its original condition; unspoilt.
Synonym: immaculate, in perfect condition
Antonym: dirty, sullied
Sentence: "pristine copies of an early magazine"
Meaning: extremely hungry.
Synonym: starved, famished;
Sentence: "I'd been out all day and was ravenous"
Meaning: relating to, used for, or prescribing the punishment of offenders under the legal
Synonym: disciplinary, punitive, corrective,
Antonym: compensatory; acquitting,
Sentence: "the campaign for penal reform"
Meaning: the action or process of altering or being altered.
Synonym: change, adjustment, adaptation, modification,