Pair of Words: Meaning and Sentence from Need to Prosecute

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List of Pair of Words: N to P

Need

Meaning: require (something) because it is essential or very important rather than just desirable:

Sentence: I need your help now

Naughty

Meaning: not behaving properly; mischievous or disobedient

Sentence: Now that’s naughty - you mustn’t throw food on the floor!

Occlude

Meaning: to close, shut, or block

Sentence: I try to set the end distance (at which the fog totally occludes everything) no lower than 4000.

Occult

Meaning: relating to magical powers and activities, such as those of witchcraft and astrology

Sentence: She claims to have occult powers, given to her by some mysterious spirit.

Opposite

Meaning: completely different

Sentence: You’d never know they’re sisters - they’re completely opposite to each other in every way.

Observation

Meaning: when you observe something or someone Sentence: The police are keeping the suspect under observation.

Observance

Meaning: when someone obeys a law or follows a religious custom

Sentence: The State must enforce the observance of human rights in its domestic legal order.

Ordinance

Meaning: a law or rule made by a government or authority

Sentence: City Ordinance 126 forbids car parking in this area.

Ordnance

Meaning: all military weapons together with ammunition, combat vehicles, etc. and the equipment and supplies used in servicing these

Sentence: Do not touch any military ordnance that may be found lying around this area.

Practical

Meaning: relating to experience, real situations or actions rather than ideas or imagination

Sentence: Qualifications are important but practical experience is always an advantage.

Practicable

Meaning: able to be done or put into action

Sentence: The troops will be brought home as soon as practicable.

Persecute

Meaning: to treat someone unfairly or cruelly over a long period of time because of their race, religion, or political beliefs or to annoy someone by refusing to leave them alone

Sentence: Religious minorities were persecuted and massacred during the ten-year regime.

Prosecute

Meaning: to officially accuse someone of committing a crime in a court of law, or (of a lawyer) to try to prove that a person accused of committing a crime is guilty of that crime

Sentence: He was prosecuted for fraud.

Persecute

Meaning: to treat someone unfairly or cruelly over a long period of time because of their race, religion, or political beliefs or to annoy someone by refusing to leave them alone

Sentence: Religious minorities were persecuted and massacred during the ten-year regime.

Prosecute

Meaning: to officially accuse someone of committing a crime in a court of law, or (of a lawyer) to try to prove that a person accused of committing a crime is guilty of that crime

Sentence: He was prosecuted for fraud.

Prescribe

Meaning: to say what medical treatment someone should have

Sentence: The drug is often prescribed for ulcers.

Proscribe

Meaning: to not allow something

Sentence: The Athletics Federation has banned the runner from future races for using proscribed drugs.

Punctual

Meaning: arriving, doing something or happening at the expected, correct time Sentence: He’s fairly punctual.

Punctilious

Meaning: very careful to behave correctly or to give attention to details

Sentence: He was always punctilious in his manners.

Precipitate

Meaning: to make something happen suddenly or sooner than expected Sentence: Fear of losing her job precipitated her into action.

Precipitous

Meaning: sheer Sentence: Precipitous slopes of Reid’s Ridge are visible on the right.

Persecute

Meaning: to treat someone unfairly or cruelly over a long period of time because of their race, religion, or political beliefs or to annoy someone by refusing to leave them alone

Sentence: Religious minorities were persecuted and massacred during the ten-year regime.

Prosecute

Meaning: to officially accuse someone of committing a crime in a court of law, or (of a lawyer) to try to prove that a person accused of committing a crime is guilty of that crime

Sentence: He was prosecuted for fraud.

Popular

Meaning: liked, enjoyed or supported by many people

Sentence: She’s the most popular teacher in school.

Populace

Meaning: the ordinary people who live in a particular country or place

Sentence: Some studies show that workers in the nuclear industry are more likely than the general populace to get cancer.

Persecute

Meaning: to treat someone unfairly or cruelly over a long period of time because of their race, religion, or political beliefs or to annoy someone by refusing to leave them alone

Sentence: Religious minorities were persecuted and massacred during the ten-year regime.

Prosecute

Meaning: to officially accuse someone of committing a crime in a court of law, or (of a lawyer) to try to prove that a person accused of committing a crime is guilty of that crime

Sentence: He was prosecuted for fraud.

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