Meaning: a person who studies or collects postage stamps
Synonym: stamp collector
Sentence: Don’t call a coin collector a philatelist. That word is reserved for people who
collect stamps. If you’re going to become a philatelist, start saving those old envelopes.
Meaning: slow and clumsy because of great weight.
Synonym:clumsy, slow, heavy, awkward,
Antonym:light, graceful, elegant
Sentence: “a swarthy, ponderous giant of a man”
Meaning:evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret.
Synonym:touching, moving, sad, saddening, affecting,
Antonym: unaffecting, unemotional, unimpressive
Sentence: “a poignant reminder of the passing of time”
Meaning:the direct vote of all the members of an electorate on an important public question such as a change in the constitution.
Synonym:vote, referendum, ballot, poll
Sentence: “the administration will hold a plebiscite for the approval of constitutional reforms”
Meaning: (of a man) readily or frequently enter into casual sexual relationships with women.
Synonym: womanize, have affairs/an affair, flirt,
Sentence: “they accepted that their husbands would philander with other women”
Meaning: a future event or circumstance which is possible but cannot be predicted with certainty.
Synonym: incident, happening, occurrence, juncture, possibility,
Sentence: “a detailed contract which attempts to provide for all possible contingencies”
Meaning: the quality of using money and other resources carefully and not wastefully
Synonym: frugality, parsimony, careful budgeting, economy, economizing, saving,
Sentence: “the values of thrift and self-reliance”
Meaning: prolonged and tedious fuss or discussion.
Synonym: bother, commotion, trouble, rigmarole, chatter
Sentence: “mucking around with finances and all that palaver”
Meaning: (of food or drink) pleasant to taste.
Synonym: tasty, appetizing, pleasant-tasting; pleasant, acceptable, satisfactory,
Antonym: tasteless, insipid, unpalatable, disagreeable, unpalatable, unpleasant
Sentence: “a very palatable local red wine”
Meaning: put (someone or something) into a situation in which there is a danger of loss,
harm, or failure
Synonym: threaten, endanger, imperil, menace
Sentence: “a devaluation of the dollar would jeopardize New York’s position as a financial