Meaning: Unsafe, dangerous, hazardous, perilous, insecure
Deﬁnition: in a very poor condition as a result of disuse and neglect
Usage: A dereulict Georgian mansion
Meaning: Engrossing, captivating, absorbing, interesting, enchanting, beguiling, enthralling, riveting
Deﬁnition: extremely interesting
Usage: A fascinating book
Meaning: Pray to, call on, appeal to, plead with, Supplicate, solicit
Deﬁnition: call on (a deity or spirit) in prayer, as a witness, or for inspiration
Usage: the antiquated defence of insanity is rarely invoked in England
Meaning: as a horsefly, botﬂy, or warble ﬂy
Deﬁnition: a person who annoys others especially with constant criticism
Usage: loud sports commentator who was a tactless gadﬂy during post-game interviews with the losing team
Meaning: Disagreement, lack of agreement, difference of opinion, argument, dispute.
Deﬁnition: the holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held.
Usage: there was no dissent from this view.
Meaning: applicability, application, appositeness, bearing, concernment, germaneness, materiality, pertinence, peitinency, relevancy.
Deﬁnition: the quality or state of being closely connected or appropriate.
Usage: This ﬁlm has contemporary relevance.
Meaning: Analysis, evaluation, assessment, appraisal, review
Deﬁnition: a detailed analysis and assessment of something, especially a literary, philosophical, or political theory
Usage: A critique of Marxist historicism
Meaning: Signal, signaling, sign, signing, motion, wave, ondication
Deﬁnition: a movement of part of the body, especially a hand or the head, to express an idea or meaning.
Usage: he threw out both hands in a gesture of surrender.
Meaning: Boldness, daring, bravery, courage, pluck, insolence
Definition: a willingness to take bold risks.
Usage: he whistled at the sheer audacity of the plan
Meaning: typify, epitomize, symbolize, be a typical example of.
Deﬁnition: illustrate or clarify by giving an example.
Usage: he exempliﬁed his point with an anecdote.