Synonyms : adj : Apposite, convincing, forceful, persuasive, relevant . Antonyms : adj : Impotent, ineffective, invalid, weak . Meaning: Effective . Uses: In its theories and practice, the core ideas in finance are founded on a set of logically cogent ideas .
Synonyms: noun : Postulate, adage, aphorism, truth . Antonyms: noun : Absurdity, ambiguity, foolishness, nonsense, paradox . Meaning: Self-evident truth, premise . Uses: Forget the old axiom it’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game .
Synonyms: noun : Admiration, approval, recognition, sanction, support . Antonyms: noun : Criticism, disapprobation . Meaning: Praise, official approval . Uses: Receiving a fellowship reflects the honor and approbation of one’s professional peers .
Synonyms: Abuse, slander, backbiting, obloquy . Antonyms: Calmness, happiness, kindness, mildness . Meaning: Verbal exhibition of bad temper, false rumor . Uses: Mr. Kennedy was right to cast aspersions on the role of the deputy prime minister. .
Synonyms: noun : Conspiracy, intrigue, scheme . Antonyms: noun : Dissolution, disunion, severance . Meaning: A secret group seeking to overturn something, plot . Uses: She has the habit of craving entry to every club and cabal she can find .
Synonyms: Allay, appease, calm, ease, lessen, moderate, pacify . Antonyms: Exacerbate, upset . Meaning: Soothe, relieve . Uses: In their decision last night, finance ministers tried to assuage the markets.
Synonyms: adj: Ill-sounding Antonyms: adj: Mellifluous Meaning: Discordant, Inharmonious Uses: Because of a cacophonous gathering of teenagers at the restaurant, I could not hear my cellular phone ring.
Synonyms: adj: Amenable, Docile, Pliant Antonyms: adj: Froward Meaning: Submissive, Easily manageable Uses: I was quite apprehensive about my first night as a baby-sitter, but thankfully, the little girl happened to be quite tractable and easily agreed to whatever I asked her to do.
Synonyms: Noun: Turncoat, Quisling, Apostate Meaning: A deserter, Traitor Uses: The party could not believe that the man it had been relying upon for so many years could turn out be a renegade, and desert the party.
Synonyms: Noun: Patron Meaning: A person who works for the good of others or who donates money for a good purpose Uses: The formation of this school for the blind was possible only because of the contribution of an unknown benefactor, who donated a sum of $100,000 for its establishment.