1. who stands, or stood, to gain (from a crime, and so might have been responsible for it)?
1. harsh criticism or censure.
“the critical opprobrium generated by his films”
2. public disgrace arising from shameful conduct.
“the opprobrium of being closely associated with gangsters”
1. spread (a report or rumour) widely.
“I didn’t want to have our relationship bruited about the office”
a report or rumour.
“the wildest bruits were greedily credited”
a sound, especially an abnormal one, heard through a stethoscope; a murmur.
discrete (not to be confused with discreet)
1. individually separate and distinct.
“speech sounds are produced as a continuous sound signal rather than discrete units”
synonyms: separate, distinct, individual, detached, unattached, disconnected, discontinuous, disjunct, disjoined
origins: Latin, discretus meaning separate
militate (not to be confused with mitigate)
verb: militate; 3rd person present: militates; past tense: militated; past participle: militated; gerund or present participle: militating
(of a fact or circumstance) be a powerful or conclusive factor in preventing.
“these fundamental differences will militate against the two communities coming together”
historic (not to be confused with “historical”)
1. famous or important in history, or potentially so.
“the area’s numerous historic sites”
famous, famed, important, significant, notable, celebrated, renowned, momentous, headline, consequential, outstanding, extraordinary, memorable, unforgettable, remarkable, landmark, groundbreaking, epoch-making, red-letter, of importance, of significance, of consequence, earth-shaking, earth-shattering
“we are standing on a historic site”
(of a tense) used in the narration of past events, especially Latin and Greek imperfect and pluperfect.
relating to dancing.
“‘the twist’ was a revolutionary terpsichorean innovation”
plural noun: tenets
a principle or belief, especially one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy.
“the tenets of classical liberalism”
synonyms: principle, belief, doctrine, precept, creed, credo, article of faith, dogma, canon, rule; theory, component of a theory, thesis, conviction, persuasion, idea, view, opinion, position, hypothesis, postulation, presumption; ideology, code of belief, teaching(s)
“recycling is a core tenet of the environmental faith”
phenomenon: (endangered singular version of the over-used phenomena!)phenomenon
a fact or situation that is observed to exist or happen, especially one whose cause or explanation is in question.
“glaciers are interesting natural phenomena”
synonyms: occurrence, event, happening, fact, situation, circumstance, experience, case, incident, episode, sight, appearance, thing
“war was not a rare phenomenon in the 18th century”
the object of a person’s perception.
apparently attractive but having no real value.
“meretricious souvenirs for the tourist trade”
flashy, pretentious, gaudy, tawdry, trashy, garish, chintzy, Brummagem, loud, tinselly, cheap, tasteless, kitschy; More
relating to or characteristic of a prostitute.