Real; actual – tangible gains which may be seen. and counted.
Synonyms: material, veritable, perceptible, substantial
Equivalent – an act that is tantamount to treason.
(verb). To reproach with contempt – taunted him with the charge of failure to act promptly.
Synonyms: mock, twit, gibe, sneer, deride
(noun): An insulting, jeering, or bitter remark – hurled taunts at his foes.
In abundance, fertile, highly productive – the teeming tropics, rank with vegetation.
Synonyms: swarming, fruitful, fecund, abounding
Unwise or reckless boldness – leaped into battle with thoughtless temerity.
Synonyms: audacity, presumptuousness, effrontery, rashness;
(adj.) temerarious, foolhardy, venturesome
Antonyms: prudence, circumspection, wariness
Worldly, as opposed to spiritual; existing for a time only – a man preoccupied with temporal matters.
Synonyms: mundane, secular, civil
To delay or refuse to commit oneself in order to gain time – temporized while his friends hurried to his aid.
A principle of belief held as true – a tenet of religion which be maintained loyally.
Synonyms: creed, doctrine, dogma
Slender; not substantial; of slight importance – clung desperately to his tenuous hope.
Calm; peaceful – a tranquil summer night.
Synonyms: placid, serene
Antonyms: perturbed, ruffled, turbulent
To break a law or command; to violate a moral principle; to overstep a moral bound or limit – transgressed the bounds of decency; transgressed the law.
Trembling – tremulous with fright.
Of little – importance – a trivial offense.
Antonyms: gross, momentous
(noun: TRUCULENCE): Cruel, fierce; harsh; threatening or intimidating savagely – a dispute marked by a truculent attitude on both sides.
(1) Swollen, inflated – turgid rivers overflowing their banks.
Synonyms: bloated, distended
(2) Using big or high-sounding words – a turgid prose style.
Synonyms: pompous, bombastic, prolix