Meaning:(in Christian theology) a state of eternal punishment and damnation into which a sinful and unrepentant person passes after death
Synonym:damnation, eternal punishment;
Sentence:"she used her last banknote to buy herself a square meal before perdition"
Meaning:a piece of jewellery that hangs from a chain worn round the neck.,
Synonym:locket, medallion, drop, stone;
Sentence:"a jade-green pendant on a gold chain"
Meaning:expressing contempt or disapproval.
Synonym:disparaging, derogatory, denigratory, deprecatory,
Sentence:"permissiveness is used almost universally as a pejorative term"
Meaning:punishment inflicted on oneself as an outward expression of repentance for wrongdoing
Synonym:atonement, expiation, self-punishment
Sentence:"he had done public penance for those hasty words"
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
Meaning: lacking in vitality, force, or conviction; uninspired or uninspiring.
Synonym: unimaginative, dull, humdrum, colourless
Antonym: inspired, brilliant
Sentence: "no excuses were made for the team's lacklustre performance"
Meaning: a person who sells or deals in particular goods
Synonym: seller, vendor, trader, retailer, supplier
Sentence: "a purveyor of large luxury vehicles"
Meaning: a person or thing that is essential to the success of an organization or operation.
Antonym: inferior, subordinate, underling; mediocrity,
Sentence: "the kingpins of the television industry
Meaning: the action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation.
Synonym: besmirch, tarnish, taint, misrepresent
Sentence: "he is suing the TV company for slander"
Meaning: make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better.
Synonym: improve, amend, better, enhance, enrich
Antonym: damage, endamage, harm, hurt, impair, injure, spoil, tarnish, vitiate
Sentence: "the reform did much to ameliorate living standards
Meaning: (of a person, speech, or style of writing) using very few words.
Synonym: brief, concise, terse, succinct, short, economical,
Antonym: verbose, long-winded, loquacious
Sentence: "his laconic reply suggested a lack of interest in the topic"
Meaning: inflicting or intended as punishment.
Synonym: penal, disciplinary, corrective,
Antonym: exonerating, condoning, pardoning
Sentence: "he called for punitive measures against the Eastern bloc"
🔰Verbs → Informal & Formal🔰
say sorry ➖ apologize, apologise
go up ➖ increase
go down ➖ decrease
set up ➖ establish
look at ➖ examine
blow up ➖ explode
find out ➖ discover
bring about ➖ cause
put off ➖ postpone, delay
rack up ➖ accumulate
make up ➖ fabricate
stand for ➖ represent
find out ➖ discover, ascertain
leave out ➖ omit
point out ➖ indicate
go against ➖ oppose
get in touch with ➖ contact
It’s about ➖ It concerns, It’s in regards to
need to ➖ required
think about ➖ consider
get ➖ obtain
put up ➖ tolerate
deal with ➖ handle
seem ➖ appear
show ➖ demonstrate, illustrate, portray
start ➖ commence
keep ➖ retain
free ➖ release
get on someone’s nerves ➖ bother
ring up ➖ call
show up ➖ arrive
let ➖ permit
fill in ➖ substitute, inform
block ➖ undermine
give the go ahead, greenlight ➖ authorize, authorise
🔰Most commonly used verbs🔰
He asked her to marry him, and she accepted
Don't allow your children to raise their voice
If you don't know the answer, ask your friend
I believe that most students don't like reading
I went to the library to borrow some books
The boy broke his leg whan he fell down
Bring your notebooks with you next time
I don't have enough money to buy a new car
Sami can (is able to) speak English for five minutes
The meeting was cancelled because I didn't come
My chair was broken, so I changed it
Your room is very nice. You clean it everyday
The girl combed her hair quickly, and went out
The workers complained about the shore of food
He has got cold. He coughs a lot
No one can count the stars of the sky
This cloth is large. Cut it into two parts
In the party, we had dinner, listened to music, and danced
The child is able to draw a beautiful picture
I am thirsty. I think I want something to drink
It is a good thing to drive slowly on the curved roads
I am hungry. I think I want something to eat
I didn't understand your idea. Could you explain more
Tree leaves fall in the autumn season
We are travelling to a far place. We need to fill the tank
My brother and I like playing computer games
I searched for my keys everywhere, but didn't find them
After you finish reading, turn off the lights of the room
My computer printer doesn't work. I will have it fixed
The new suit fits the color of my shoes
Most birds can fly to very high distances
I can't remember your name. I forgot it
I need a paper. Give me one, please
Students go to school every morning
I have three books, three pens, and a ruler
Raise your voice. I can not hear you clearly
My lungs hurt me whenever I cough
Do you know where my brother went
I like English. So, I want to learn it
Don't leave the class until you finish writing the exercise
I don't like listening to music in my room
I live in Saudi Arabia, while John lives in the USA
Look at the picture to find the bird
The football team lost three games and won four
I made some mistakes when I did the exercise
I am busy now. I need another person to help me
When the class door is closed, don't open it
It is too cold here. Would you please close/shut the window
The room is untidy. You should organize your things
You have to pay $10 for the ticket to watch the game