Word of the Week 08/07/2019: Illuminate
The word ‘illuminate’ is a verb which means to:
1) shine light on something and to make it brighter and more visible.
2) make something that is difficult to understand, clearer by explaining it carefully or giving information about it.
'His speech will illuminate the subject...'
Synonyms: brighten, animate, enlighten
Antonyms: conceal, confuse
Word of the Week 01/07/2019: Succinct
The word ‘Succinct’ is an adjective which means something written or spoken briefly and clearly expressed.
Synonyms: succinct, terse, concise, compact, short, short and sweet, brief, condensed
Antonyms: verbose, long-winded
Word of the Week 24/06/2019: Revolutionary
The word revolutionary is both an adjective and a noun which means:
1) Involving or causing a complete or dramatic change.
‘Penicillin was a revolutionary drug’
2) A person who advocates or engages in political revolution.
‘The revolutionary army’
Synonyms: thorough, complete, exhaustive, extensive, wide ranging/ a rebel, agitator, freedom fighter
Antonyms: Conventional, orthodox, moderate, law-abiding
Word of the Week 17/06/2019: Lucrative
The word lucrative is an adjective which means to produce a great deal of profit.
‘She had a lucrative career as a stand-up comedian.’
Synonyms: profitable, gainful, well-paid, money-making
Antonyms: unrewarding, fruitless, unbeneficial
Word of the Week 10/06/2019: Obtuse
The word obtuse is an adjective which means:
1)Annoyingly insensitive or slow to understand
2)An angle that is more than 90° and less than 180°
‘He wondered if the doctor was being deliberately obtuse.’
‘An obtuse angle of 150°’
Synonyms: stupid, slow, dull-witted
Antonyms: clever, astute, bright
Word of the Week 03/06/2019: Fastidious
The word fastidious is an adjective which means very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail.
‘He dressed with fastidious care.’
Synonyms: scrupulous, perfectionist, fussy
Antonyms: Easy-going, sloppy
Word of the Week 20/05/2019: Perseverance
The word perseverance is a noun which means
persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
‘Perseverance is the hard work you do when you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.’
Synonyms: persistence, tenacity, determination
Antonyms: apathy, laziness