Meaning: the people that control a country, business, etc.
Sentence: An oligarchy rules their nation.
Meaning: to increase the amount or strength of (something)
Synonym: accelerate, add
Sentence: The new ad campaign has helped to stoke sales.
Meaning: damage resulting from ravaging: violently destructive effect
Synonym: devastate, pillage
Sentence: Hurricane Andrew ravaged Louisiana and Florida in 1992, causing $19 billion in damage
Meaning: a sports contest for men that consists of 10 different events
Sentence: The event had a decathlon activity.
Meaning: the act or process of releasing a strong emotion (such as pity or fear)
especially by expressing it in an art form
Synonym: purgation, purification, cleansing
Sentence: Acting is a means of catharsis for her.
Meaning:something that is unusual or unexpected : something anomalous
Synonym: aberration, abnormality, exception,
Antonym :norm, ordinary, usual
Sentence:We couldn't explain the anomalies in the test results.
Antonym :clamor, din, noise,
Sentence:the serenity of the glassy sea soothed the sailors after the big storm.
8. Raucous (adj)
Antonym : noiseless, peaceful, placid,
Sentence:Serena, who preferred quiet conversation, left the rancous party.
Meaning: a false show or pretence
Synonym: pretence, deception
Antonym: honesty,openness, reality
Sentence:"I doubt he could have kept up the masquerade for long"
Meaning:(of a fault or offence) slight and pardonable
Synonym: pardonable, forgivable, excusable, condonable
Antonym: unforgivable, unpardonable, mortal
Sentence:"we cannot prevent ourselves sometimes from dreaming of performing venial if not mortal sins"