Meaning: Continual, lasting
Synonym: Ceaseless, infinite
Antonym: Bounded, Ceasing
Sentence:The perpetual struggle to maintain standards in a democracy
Meaning: tending to talk a great deal; talkative.
Synonym: talkative, garrulous,
Antonym: reticent, taciturn
Sentence: "never loquacious, Sarah was now totally lost for words"
Meaning: a person who makes slow progress and falls behind others.
Synonym: straggler, loiterer, lingerer, dawdler
Sentence:"staff were under enormous pressure and there was no time for laggards"
Meaning: indulging only very moderately in something, especially food and drink
Synonym: temperate, abstinent, austere, moderate
Antonym: self-indulgent, intemperate
Sentence: "‘We only had a bottle.’ ‘Very abstemious of you.’"
Meaning: an ancestor.
Synonym: predecessor, progenitor, father, grandfather
Sentence: "generations of his forebears had lived in London"
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: a book that lists words in groups of synonyms and related concepts.
Synonym: word finder, wordbook
Sentence: The results were compared with Vega's Thesaurus (1794) before publication.
Meaning: relating to an episodic style of fiction dealing with the adventures of a rough and dishonest but appealing hero.
Synonym: dishonest, dishonorable
Sentence: "a picaresque adventure novel"
Meaning: (of a person) having an unemotional and stolidly calm disposition., not easily upset, excited, or angered
Synonym: composed; imperturbable,
Antonym: histrionic, hot-blooded, impassioned,
Sentence: "the phlegmatic British character"
a strangely phlegmatic response to what should have been happy news
Meaning: the branch of knowledge that deals with the structure, historical development, and relationships of a language or languages.
Sentence: See Whitney's article Philology in the present edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica.