Meaning: the methods and treatments used by unskillful doctors or by people who pretend to be doctors
Sentence: “His cure was nothing but quackery.”
Meaning:. the quality or state of being changeable
Synonym: beatitude, correctitude, decrepitude
Sentence: “What made you want to look up vicissitude?”
Meaning: to accept, agree, or allow something to happen by staying silent or by not arguing
Sentence: “They demanded it, and he acquiesced.”
Meaning: used to describe cloth that is very thin and light
Sentence: “the bride wore a diaphanous veil”
Meaning: loyalty to a person, group, etc.
Sentence: “He swore fealty to the king.
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: an underground burial chamber
Sentence: archaeologists were thrilled to discover an ancient vault that hadn’t been looted by grave robbers
Meaning: of or relating to the riding of horses
Sentence: equestrian sports
Meaning: a trial heat (as in rowing) in which first-round losers are given another chance to qualify for the semifinals