Meaning: having or showing a lack of excitement or interest in something especially because it
is very familiar
Synonyms: worldly-wise, sophisticated
Sentence: blasé travelers who claimed to have been everywhere.
Meaning: the practice of causing or allowing a situation to become extremely dangerous in order to get the results that you want
Sentence: two nations caught up in nuclear brinksmanship
Meaning: Act of inducing someone.
Synonyms: arm-twisting, constraint
Sentence: a promise obtained by coercion is never binding
Meaning: a hard strike with a part of the body or an instrument
Synonyms: bang, dab
Sentence: gave him a sharp fillip on the noggin with her teakettle
Meaning: to stagger under the weight of something
Sentence: Tony reeled under the weight of the books.
Meaning:deserving blame : guilty of doing something wrong
Synonym:censurable, blameworthy, reprehensible,
Antonym :flawless, perfect, pure; guiltless, innocent
Sentence:They held her culpable for the accident.
Meaning- starting, stopping, and starting again : not constant or steady
Synonym-continual, on-and-off, periodic
Antonym - eternal, everlasting, interminable, perpetual
Sentence-The patient was having intermittent pains in his side.
Meaning-a person who leaves one group, religion, etc., and joins another that opposes it
Synonym-apostate, defector, deserter,
Antonym -disciple, follower, supporter
Sentence-They were renegades who thought they had permission to steal from the rich”
Meaning-a soldier who is paid by a foreign country to fight in its army : a soldier who will fight for any group or country that hires him
Synonym-acquisitive, avaricious, avid, coveting,
Antonym -nonmaterialistic; altruistic,
Sentence-His motives in choosing a career were purely mercenary.
Meaning::The state of being irritated
Antonym :delight, joy, pleasure
Sentence:The longer Jorge waited in line at the ticket counter, the more his exasperation grew.