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Synonym degraded, depraved
Antonym ethical, virtuous
His decadent behaviour has been the cause of his dismissal.
Refurbish (refubish): to revamp and redecorate.
Synonym overhaul, renovate, restore.
Antonym demolish, wreck, ruin
Our old house will have to be refurbished before we move into it.
Resurrection (rezzurekshn): revival of a practice, or bringing back to life or use.
Synonym rebirth, renaissance, restoration.
Antonym burial, demise
The present generation
is keen to resurrect old customs and traditions.
Synonym prudent, tactful, judicious
Antonym imprudent, indiscreet, tactless
When the family members began arguing, the guests thought it politic to leave.
Insular (insewlar): having no interest in or no contact with people and ideas from other countries or societies.
Synonym blinkered, limited, provincial
Antonym cosmopolitan, tolerant
Their insular attitude will never allow them to change their negative views about westernisation.
Match the words in column A with their synonyms in column B
1. Compendious a coward
2. Acerbity b avoid
3. Recreant c brief
4. Malediction d anger
5. Eschew e bitterness
6. Dudgeon f curse
To make a splash means to do something in a prominent, striking and showy manner. The expression is frequently used with reference to an extravagant expenditure. The allusion is to noise and turbulence caused by violently disturbing a liquid, like falling or throwing something into water.
As every thread of gold is valuable, so is every moment of time. J. Mason
1c, 2e, 3a, 4f, 5b, 6d.