To greet – The crowd hailed the returning hero.
Synonyms: accost, salute
(verb): To deliver a long. noisy speech- harangued the multitude.
Synonyms: rant, declaim
(noun): A loud, tiresome speech – an empty harangue which bored his audience.
A forerunner; ail announcer – the robin, harbinger of spring.
Proud; looking down with contempt on others – dismissed the messenger in a haughty manner.
Thoughtless; taking little care – rushed into battle, heedless of the danger.
Synonyms: inadvertent, rash, incautious
Antonyms: prudent, circumspect, mindful, wary
Wicked; hateful – committed a heinous crime.
Synonyms: atrocious, outrageous, monstrous, odious, nefarious, abominable
An opinion held in opposition to the traditional view – a view condemned as heresy.
A gap or vacancy; break -left a hiatus on the page where he erased a sentence.
Pertaining to the theater; designed for show – broke into histrionic laughter, hollow and insincere.
Synonyms: dramatic, theatrical
(noun): A trick or deception; a practical joke – played a hoax upon the credulous public.
(verb): To play a trick on; to deceive – He hoaxed the crowd completely with his disguise.
Two words having the same sound but different meanings – confusing such homonyms as mail add male.
A dirty or wretched dwelling – born in a hovel, died in a mansion.
Extravagant exaggeration for effect – An example of hyperbole: “There are a million objections to the project.”
An assumption made for the sake of argument – worked from a fantastic hypothesis.