Vocab Master Day – 39


Meaning: an official pardon for people who have been convicted of political offences.

Synonym: pardon, pardoning, reprieve;

Sentence: “an amnesty for political prisoners”


Meaning: property inherited from one’s father or male ancestor.

Synonym: heritage, inheritance, birthright;

Sentence: “owners refuse to part with their patrimony in the interests of agricultural development”


Meaning: extremely impressive.

Synonym: amazing, astounding, astonishing,

Antonym: run-of-the-mill, ordinary, minute, tiny

Sentence: “the most stupendous views”


Meaning: (of regulations, requirements, or conditions) strict, precise, and exacting.

Synonym: strict, firm, rigid, rigorous, severe, harsh,

Antonym: lenient, flexible

Sentence: “stringent guidelines on air pollution”


Meaning: (especially of a man) charming, confident, and elegant.

Synonym: charming, sophisticated, debonair, urbane, worldly

Antonym: unsophisticated, rude

Sentence: “all the waiters were suave and deferential”


Meaning: bored or lacking enthusiasm, typically after having had too much of something.

Synonym: satiated, sated, surfeited, glutted, cloyed, gorged

Antonym: fresh

Sentence: “meals to tempt the most jaded appetites”


Meaning: special words or expressions used by a profession or group that are difficult for others to understand.

Synonym: specialized language, technical language, slang, vernacular

Sentence: “legal jargon”


Meaning: no longer fashionable; out of date.

Synonym: out of date, outdated, out, dated, unfashionable, out of fashion, old-fashioned

Antonym: fashionable

Sentence: “minis are passé—the best skirts are knee-length”


Meaning: characterized by friendliness and absence of discord.

Synonym: friendly, good-natured, cordial,

Antonym: unfriendly, hostile

Sentence: “an amicable settlement of the dispute”


Meaning: a strong supporter of a party, cause, or person

Synonym: supporter, follower, adherent, devotee,

Sentence: “partisans of the exiled Stuarts”