• Assert one’s will over another in an arrogant way.
Usage: He also was the target of much scrutiny from critics who complained about his court conduct and domineering behavior.
• Isolated from others.
Usage: Managers have been told to break down the walls between siloed applications.
• Vigil is a period of purposeful sleeplessness, an occasion for devotional watching, or an observance. The Italian word vigilia has become generalized in this sense and means “eve”.
Usage: A candlelight vigil was planned Sunday in front of the middle school where the child was hit.
• Adopt or support a cause, belief, or way of life.
Usage: She espoused the causes of justice and freedom for all.
• A fiduciary is a person who holds a legal or ethical relationship of trust with one or more other parties. Typically, a fiduciary prudently takes care of money or other assets for another person.
Usage: The Company has a fiduciary duty to shareholders.
• Cause someone to become hostile.
Usage: Troops from one side would try to antagonise the other, which often led to violence.
• Intelligently analytical and clear-thinking.
Usage: She was spirited, appalled, incisive, with an armoury of brutal one-liners.
• To the extent that; in so far as.
Usage: These provisions apply only inasmuch as trade between Member States is affected.
• Considering that; since.
Usage: A most unusual astronomer inasmuch as he was deaf mute.
• Done or shown openly; plainly apparent.
Usage: Regulations do try to limit overt bias, but it still creeps in through the selection of issues to discuss and people to fill panels.
• A misnomer is a name that is incorrectly applied to a person, place or object. Misnomers often arise because something was named long before its correct nature was known, or because an earlier form of something has been replaced by something to which the name no longer applies.
Usage: The term “free press” is as glaring a misnomer as “free medical care.”