Lunacy (n.): the state of being a lunatic; insanity

Synonyms: madness, insanity

Example Sentence: Many scientists thought that Darwin’s theory were pure lunacy.



Aver (v.): to state or assert to be true.

Synonyms: affirm, allege

Example Sentence: For a while, Ukraine lacked central leadership because multiple politicians averred that they had the power.

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Ado (n.): unnecessary trouble or conflict.

Synonyms: commotion, bother

Example Sentence: There has been much ado about the new school lunches.



Waive (v.): to refrain from enforcing or to surrender.

Synonyms: abandon,  renounce

Example Sentence: The captain decided to waive his army and accept the opponent’s rule.


Curtail (v.): to reduce in extent or quantity; cut short.

Synonyms: reduce, decrease

Example Sentence: My county banned fireworks in order to curtail the frequency of brush fires.