(n.) an enemy, opponent
syn: antagonist, rival
ant: friend, ally
For almost ten years, the adversary of America was Osama Bin Laden.
(v.) , to turn away; to make indifferent or hostile; to transfer, convey
syn: separate, drive apart
ant: befriend, attract
I felt bad for the kid that was alienated at lunch, so I invited him over to sit with us.
(n.) a skillful or ingenious device; a clever trick; a clever skill; trickery
syn: ruse, stratagem
The ingenious robber built an artifice so that he could rob a store the next without the cameras seeing him.
(v.) To compel, force
syn: pressure, bully
ant: persuade, cajole
The toughest but most insecure kid in the school coerced tiny little Billy into eating garbage.
(adj.) cowardly (n.) coward
syn: fearful, fainthearted
ant: brave, courageous
Believe me, entering in the Triwizard Tournament is not for the craven; it requires great barvery to accomplish the three dangerous events.
(adj.) of or related to cooking or the kitchen
I attended a culinary school so that I could learn the fine arts of cooking.
(v.) to erase, wipe out, cut out
syn: remove, cancel
ant: insert, add
In school, we learn to delete digital drama, which means that we should remove any kind of bullying that we see on the internet.
(n.) a death, especially of a person in a lofty position
syn: decease, passing away
ant: birth, beginning
Steve Jobs' demise is the reason that people aren't sure whether or not the Apple stock will go up or down.
(v.) to enliven, cheer, give spirit or liveliness to
syn: stimulate, excite
ant: discourage, dispirit
The exhilarating roller coaster made everyone sick at the end.
(adj.) plowed but not seeded; inactive; reddish-yellow; land left unseeded (v.) to plow but not seed
syn: unproductive, inert
ant: productive, fertile
(v.) to disturb, worry; to trouble by repeated attacks
syn: annoy, pester
Little Billy was harassed because everyone thought that he ate trash and was weird.
(adj.) stormy, harsh; severe in attitude or action
syn: blustery, tempestuous
ant: mild, gentle
My dad's inclement attitude was unknown until I found out that his favorite singer died.
(v.) to think about in a dreamy way, ponder
syn: meditate, contemplate
I muse when thinking about sushi; i am always in the mood for it.
(adj.) so unimportant that it can be disregarded
syn: trivial, inconsequential
ant: significant, crucial
The fact that I like to eat sushi is so negligible that it isn't even worth discussing.
(v.) to make permanent or long lasting
syn: continue, preserve
ant: discontinue, abolish
Do not perpetuate the conversation about sushi, because it is negligible.
(n.) an example that may serve as a basis for imitation or later action
syn: guide, tradition
George Washington set the precedent to only run for president twice; now almost all presidents follow that example.
(adj.) inflicting or aiming at punishment
syn: penalizing, retaliatory
The teacher seemed punitive because he was looking for a reason to send the student to the principals office.
(v.) to set right, remedy (n.) relief from wrong or injury
syn: (v.) rectify, correct
I tried to redress all of my sins, but there was so many that I couldn't do it.
(n.) a temporary stay (v.) to stay for a time
syn: visit, stopover
My sojourn in the hotel while on vacation was disrupted when they found a dead body in one of the closets.
(adj.) refined in manner or style, suave
ant: crude, uncouth
The urbane lifestyle of Bill Gates is everyone's goal, even though it can be really hard.