Meaning: the intervening time., in or for the intervening period; provisional.

Synonym: meantime, meanwhile, interlude; interregnum

Antonym: permanent

Sentence: “an interim arrangement”


Meaning: an authoritative prohibition, in particular

Synonym: prohibition, ban, bar, veto, proscription,

Antonym: :corroborate, support

Sentence: “army efforts to interdict enemy supply shipments”


Meaning: a person fighting against a government or invading force; a rebel or revolutionary.

Synonym: rebel, revolutionary, revolutionist, mutineer,

agitator, subversive, guerrilla, anarchist

Antonym: loyal, government

Sentence: “an attack by armed insurgents

4. Agnostic

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: 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”

6. Labyrinth

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: 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: Causing trouble,

Synonym: inflammatory, dangerous

Antonym: loyal, peace making

Sentence: His team continued to clear the building and toss flares into corners as they sought out any living insurgents or incendiary devices.


Meaning: dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.

Synonym: practical, realistic

Antonym: idealistic, impractical, unrealistic, utopian

Sentence: “a pragmatic approach to politics”


Meaning: a preference or special liking for something; a bias in favour of something.

Synonym: liking, fondness, preference, partiality,

Sentence: “your predilection for pretty girls”