If you wish to kill something with that old spear you must first hone it to a sharp point. Camps will hone your skills in horseback riding and surviving in the wilderness. You must first hone the knife if you will use it in the kitchen.
HONE Verb Sharpen with a whetstone. Synonyms : sharpen, grind, edge
Johnny and I gorged ourselves on barbecue sandwiches and banana splits. I'm not going to the holiday cookie exchange because I don't want to gorge myself on sweets all afternoon. The Jones River is gorged with water during the rainy season.
GORGE Verb Eat a large amount greedily; fill oneself with food: "we used to go to all the little restaurants and gorge ourselves “. Synonyms : gobble, devour, guzzle, cram Antonyms : munch, nibble
The spinning wheel is an antiquated machine. Aunt Hilda's sense of style was somewhat antiquated. Frustrated, Mrs. Smith cannot get broadband through her phone line due to antiquated technology servicing her countryside home.
ANTIQUATED Adjective Old-fashioned or outdated Synonyms : aged, dated, elderly, fusty, old hat, old-fangled, old- fashioned, out-of- date, outworn Antonyms : modern, new, recent
In keeping with expression "A picture is worth a thousand words," a political cartoonist can, with one clever caricature, destroy a politician's career. These poor animals are mere caricatures of their magnificent wild counterparts. The world, in the person of those we meet, must shape our lives or else we become unhealthy caricatures of ourselves.
CARICATURE Noun exaggeration by means of often ludicrous distortion of parts or characteristics a representation especially in literature or art that has the qualities of caricature Synonyms : mockery; cartoon
Verb To spread or scatter freely or widely Example: The scent of lilacs slowly diffused through the open window. Synonym: disperse Antonym: concentrate
DIFFUSE Adjective wordy, long-winded, or unfocused; scattered or widely spread Example: The speech was so long and diffuse that most members of the audience were thoroughly confused by it. Synonym: rambling Antonym: brief
Companies often merge or amalgamate when they exist in a common industry. Dentists will amalgamate silver and mercury to form a filling for cavities in teeth.
AMALGAMATE Verb Combine or unite to form one organization or structure: "he amalgamated his company with another” Synonyms : blend, combine, incorporate, integrate, interfuse, intermix, meld, merge, mix Antonyms : break down, break up, separate