Meaning: Adaptability of mind or character
Synonym: flexible, ductile, elastic
Antonym: not flexible, hard
Sentence:”he was valued for his reliability and pliability”
Meaning: a change of circumstances or fortune, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant.
Synonym: mutation, modification, transition
Sentence: “her husband’s sharp vicissitudes of fortune”
Meaning: brisk and cheerful readiness
Synonym: eagerness, willingness, readiness
Sentence: “she accepted the invitation with alacrity”
Meaning: a person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God
Synonym: sceptic, doubter,
Sentence: After my husband became agnostic, he stopped going to church because of his doubt about god’s existence
Meaning: Money or goods contributed to the poor
Synonym: dole, donation, assistance
Antonym: hindrance, injury
Sentence:She stopped, gave him an alms and then continued on her way.
Meaning: a complicated irregular network of passages or paths in which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze
Synonym: maze, rabbit warren, warren
Sentence: a complex labyrinth of tunnels and chambers
Meaning: incongruously varied in appearance or character; disparate
Synonym: miscellaneous, disparate, diverse
Antonym: homogeneous, uniform
Sentence:”a motley crew of discontents and zealots”
Meaning: showing a lack of courage or determination; timid.
Synonym: cowardly, recreant, spineless, unheroic
Antonym: audacious, bold, brazen,
Sentence: pusillanimous politicians who vote according to whichever way the political wind is blowing
Synonym: depravity, evil
Antonym: delight, esteem
Sentence:He turned over and closed his eyes, as if to reflect on its enormity.
Meaning: showing great attention to detail or correct behaviour.
Synonym: meticulous, conscientious, careful, diligent, attentive,
Antonym: careless, easy-going, slapdash
Sentence: “he was punctilious in providing every amenity for his guests”