Meaning: rob a (place) using violence, especially in wartime.
Synonym: robbery, robbing, raiding,
Sentence: "the abbey was plundered and pillaged"
Meaning: the most successful point; the culmination.
Synonym: apex, vertex, zenith, apogee,
Sentence: "he had reached the pinnacle of his career"
Meaning: having a pleasantly sharp taste or appetizing flavour., pleasantly stimulating or exciting to the mind.
Synonym: intriguing, stimulating, interesting, fascinating,
Antonym: bland, insipid, dull
Sentence: "a piquant tartare sauce"
Meaning: a very small or inadequate amount of money.
Synonym: a very small amount, a tiny amount, an insufficient amount, next to nothing, very little;
Sentence: "he paid his workers a pittance"
Meaning: make (someone) less angry or hostile.
Synonym: appease, assuage, conciliate,
Antonym: aggravate, annoy, antagonize, bother,
Sentence: "they attempted to placate the students with promises"
Meaning:be a sign or warning of (an imminent event, typically an unwelcome one)., an omen or portent.
Synonym:augur, foreshadow, foretell, prophesy,
Sentence:"the heavy clouds above the moorland presaged snow"
Meaning:widespread respect and admiration felt for someone or something on the basis of a perception of their achievements or quality.
Synonym:status, standing, stature
Sentence: "the firm has recently gained considerable prestige
Meaning:(of a person or their behaviour) failing to observe the limits of what is permitted or appropriate.
Synonym:brazen, overconfident, arrogant, egotistical,
Sentence: "I hope I won't be considered presumptuous if I offer some advice"
Meaning: prevent from happening; make impossible.
Synonym: block, bar, hinder, impede, inhibit
Antonym: smooth, unclog; advance, cultivate, encourage,
Sentence: "the secret nature of his work precluded official recognition"
Meaning: marked by exactness and accuracy of expression or detail.
Synonym: exact, accurate, correct, error-free, pinpoint,
Antonym: imprecise, inaccurate
Sentence: "precise directions"