Definitions and samples

  • sinister (adj.) evil; wicked; dishonest; frightening


- The attacks are all the more sinister because nobody is sure who is behind them.

  • tempt (v.) try to get someone to do something; test; invite


- Sometimes, he says, the bad spirits tempt him to do wrong.

  • wager (noun & verb) bet


- Minimum wagers on private casino slot machines and table games will be $500.

  • suspicious (adj.) not to be trusted


- Police did not treat her death as suspicious at the time.

  • lively (adj.) happy and full of energy


- He was so active, so lively before the accident!