Meaning:skilled at gaining an advantage, especially deceitfully.
Synonym:shrewd, clever, sharp, sharp-witted, astute, canny,
Sentence:"his wily opponents"
Meaning: (of bad behaviour) done openly and unashamedly.
Synonym: flagrant, glaring, obvious, undisguised,
Sentence: "blatant lies"
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:attempting to impress by affecting greater importance or merit than is
Sentence: "pretentious art films"
Meaning: prolonged and tedious fuss or discussion.
Synonym: bother, commotion, trouble, rigmarole, chatter
Sentence: "mucking around with finances and all that palaver"
Meaning: to dislike (someone or something) very much
Sentence: “abhors the way people leave their trash at the picnic sites in the park”
Meaning: to act or move in a wild and usually destructive way
Sentence: “Rioters rampaged through the streets of the city.”
Meaning: not interesting or effective because of being used too often : not fresh or
Synonym:stereotype, cobwebby, timeworn
Sentence: “ That argument has become trite.”
Meaning: a person falsely claiming to have a special knowledge or skill.
Synonym: quack, mountebank, sham, fraud, fake
Sentence: "a self-confessed con artist and charlatan"
Meaning:a small slow-moving Old World lizard with a prehensile tail, long extensible
tongue, protruding eyes that rotate independently, and a highly developed ability to
a person who changes their opinions or behaviour according to the situation.
Synonym: opportunist, temporizer, timeserver,
Sentence:"voters have misgivings about his performance as a political chameleon"