Meaning: goods that have been imported or exported illegally.
Synonym: smuggled, black-market, bootleg
Sentence: "customs men had searched the carriages for contraband"
Meaning: a device controlling the flow of fuel or power to an engine.
Synonym: choke, strangle, strangulate,
Sentence: "the engines were at full throttle"
"it has two engines that can be throttled"
Meaning: a large, densely packed crowd of people or animals.
Synonym: host, mob, assemblage, gathering, congregation,
Sentence: "he pushed his way through the throng"
Meaning: 1.a jeweled ornamental band worn on the front of a woman's hair.
2.a high diadem encircled with three crowns and worn by a pope.
Synonym: headband, headdress, chaplet
Sentence: she brought me up to royalties, and people with stars and garters, and elderly ladies with gigantic tiaras and parrot noses.
Meaning: spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of.
Synonym: poison, spoil, stain, tarnish, touch, taint
Sentence: "development programmes have been vitiated by the rise in population"
Meaning: the action of intimidating someone, or the state of being intimidated.
Synonym: frightening, menacing, terrifying, scaring, alarming
Antonym: benign, benignant, gentle, mild, non-intimidating, tender
Sentence: "the intimidation of witnesses and jurors"
Meaning: done or shown openly; plainly apparent.
Synonym: undisguised, unconcealed, observable, visible, manifest, above board;
Antonym: covert, hidden
Sentence: "an overt act of aggression"
Meaning: a person who believes that war and violence are unjustifiable., holding the belief that war and violence are unjustifiable.
Synonym: appeaser, pacifier
Sentence: "she was a committed pacifist all her life"
Meaning: prevent (someone) from accomplishing something.
Synonym: foil, frustrate, stand in the way of, forestall
Antonym: assist, facilitate
Sentence: "he never did anything to thwart his father"
Meaning: a public entertainment consisting of a procession of people in elaborate, colourful costumes, or an outdoor performance of a historical scene., a beauty contest.
Synonym: parade, procession, cavalcade