V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: freedom from restriction

Synonyms: freedom, liberty, leeway

Antonyms: restriction, restraint, constraint

Tips: The word latitude originates from the Latin word latus, "broad." Think of the broad range of freedom that latitude provides. Latitude is, of course, a term of geography, denoting the imaginary lines around the Earth, parallel to the equator. But for purposes of the GRE exam, it's important to remember the meaning of latitude as "freedom."

Usage Examples:

I allow my children considerable latitude in how they spend their free time, as long as it's not in front of the TV. (freedom, liberty)

I enjoy owning my own business because it affords me considerable latitude in how I spend my time. (freedom, leeway)

A job in advertising will not necessarily provide you the creative latitude you seek because you still have to answer to your clients. (freedom, liberty)

He gives his children so much latitude that they usually just run amok. (freedom)

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