Synonyms: frankness, openness
Example Sentence: Voters usually like it when the politicians speak with candor.
Synonyms: scarcity, lack
Example Sentence: The great drought in the valley caused a dearth of many staple foods.
Synonyms: debauchery, deviance
Example Sentence: Antagonists are often exposed to depravity in the story.
Synonyms: madness, insanity
Example Sentence: Many scientists thought that Darwin’s theory were pure lunacy.
Synonyms: affirm, allege
Example Sentence: For a while, Ukraine lacked central leadership because multiple politicians averred that they had the power.
Synonyms: commotion, bother
Example Sentence: There has been much ado about the new school lunches.
Example Sentence: A slinky will convolve if you let go of the one end.
Synonyms: partner, companion
Example Sentence: The consort shares the same political views as the king.
Synonyms: abandon, renounce
Example Sentence: The captain decided to waive his army and accept the opponent’s rule.
Synonyms: reduce, decrease
Example Sentence: My county banned fireworks in order to curtail the frequency of brush fires.