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  • Variant(s): also brusk ˈbrəsk Function: adjective Etymology: French brusque, from Italian brusco, from Medieval Latin bruscus butcher's-broom (plant with bristly twigs) Date: 1651 1 : markedly short and abrupt 2 : blunt in manner or speech often to the point of ungracious harshness synonyms see bluff — brusque·ly adverb — brusque·ness noun
  • Pronunciation: ˈkle-mən(t)-sē Function: noun Inflected Form(s): plural clem·en·cies Date: 15th century 1 a : disposition to be merciful and especially to moderate the severity of punishment due b : an act or instance of leniency 2 : pleasant mildness of weather synonyms see mercy
  • Main Entry: dec·a·dence Pronunciation: ˈde-kə-dən(t)s also di-ˈkā- Function: noun Etymology: Middle French, from Medieval Latin decadentia, from Late Latin decadent-, decadens, present participle of decadere to fall, sink — more at decay Date: 1530 1 : the process of becoming decadent : the quality or state of being decadent 2 : a period of decline synonyms see deterioration
  • Main Entry: el·o·quent Pronunciation: -kwənt Function: adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin eloquent-, eloquens, from present participle of eloqui to speak out, from e- + loqui to speak Date: 14th century 1 : marked by forceful and fluent expression 2 : vividly or movingly expressive or revealing — el·o·quent·ly adverb
  • Main Entry: ex·em·pla·ry Pronunciation: ig-ˈzem-plə-rē Function: adjective Date: circa 1507 1 a : serving as a pattern b : deserving imitation : commendable ; also : deserving imitation because of excellence 2 : serving as a warning : monitory 3 : serving as an example, instance, or illustration — ex·em·plar·i·ly ˌeg-ˌzem-ˈpler-ə-lē adverb — ex·em·pla·ri·ness ig-ˈzem-plə-rē-nəs noun — ex·em·plar·i·ty ˌeg-ˌzem-ˈpla-rə-tē noun
  • Main Entry: fledg·ling Pronunciation: ˈflej-liŋ Function: noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1830 1 : a young bird just fledged 2 : an immature or inexperienced person 3 : one that is new <a>
  • Main Entry: 1heist Pronunciation: ˈhīst Function: transitive verb Etymology: variant of 1hoist Date: 1865 1 chiefly dialect : hoist 2 a : to commit armed robbery on b : steal 1a
  • Main Entry: in·ces·sant Pronunciation: (ˌ)in-ˈse-sənt Function: adjective Etymology: Middle English incessaunt, from Late Latin incessant-, incessans, from Latin in- + cessant-, cessans, present participle of cessare to delay — more at cease Date: 15th century : continuing or following without interruption : unceasing synonyms see continual — in·ces·sant·ly adverb
  • Main Entry: 1in·ci·den·tal Pronunciation: ˌin(t)-sə-ˈden-təl Function: adjective Date: 1644 1 a : being likely to ensue as a chance or minor consequence b : minor 1 2 : occurring merely by chance or without intention or calculation
  • Main Entry: in·de·fat·i·ga·ble Pronunciation: ˌin-di-ˈfa-ti-gə-bəl Function: adjective Etymology: Middle French, from Latin indefatigabilis, from in- + defatigare to fatigue, from de- + fatigare to fatigue Date: 1608 : incapable of being fatigued : untiring — in·de·fa·ti·ga·bil·i·ty -ˌfa-ti-gə-ˈbi-lə-tē noun — in·de·fat·i·ga·ble·ness -ˈfa-ti-gə-bəl-nəs noun — in·de·fat·i·ga·bly -blē adverb
  • Main Entry: 1jar·gon Pronunciation: ˈjär-gən, -ˌgän Function: noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French jargun, gargon Date: 14th century 1 a : confused unintelligible language b : a strange, outlandish, or barbarous language or dialect c : a hybrid language or dialect simplified in vocabulary and grammar and used for communication between peoples of different speech 2 : the technical terminology or characteristic idiom of a special activity or group 3 : obscure and often pretentious language marked by circumlocutions and long words — jar·gony -gə-nē, -ˌgä-nē adjective
  • Main Entry: 1lam·poon Pronunciation: lam-ˈpün Function: noun Etymology: French lampon Date: 1645 : satire 1; specifically : a harsh satire usually directed against an individual
  • Main Entry: lev·i·ty Pronunciation: ˈle-və-tē Function: noun Etymology: Latin levitat-, levitas, from levis light in weight — more at light Date: 1564 1 : excessive or unseemly frivolity 2 : lack of steadiness : changeableness
  • Main Entry: mis·an·thrope Pronunciation: ˈmi-sən-ˌthrōp Function: noun Etymology: Greek misanthrōpos hating humankind, from misein to hate + anthrōpos human being Date: 1683 : a person who hates or distrusts humankind
  • Main Entry: non·cha·lance Pronunciation: ˌnän-shə-ˈlän(t)s; ˈnän-shə-ˌlän(t)s, -lən(t)s Function: noun Date: 1678 : the quality or state of being nonchalant
  • Main Entry: prog·e·ny Pronunciation: ˈprä-jə-nē Function: noun Inflected Form(s): plural prog·e·nies Etymology: Middle English progenie, from Anglo-French, from Latin progenies, from progignere Date: 14th century 1 a : descendants , children b : offspring of animals or plants 2 : outcome , product 3 : a body of followers, disciples, or successors
  • Main Entry: quer·u·lous Pronunciation: ˈkwer-yə-ləs, -ə-ləs also ˈkwir- Function: adjective Etymology: Middle English querelose, from Latin querulus, from queri to complain Date: 15th century 1 : habitually complaining 2 : fretful , whining <a> — quer·u·lous·ly adverb — quer·u·lous·ness noun
  • Main Entry: 1re·proach Pronunciation: <br /> i-ˈprōch Function: noun Etymology: Middle English reproche, from Anglo-French, from reprocher to reproach, from Vulgar Latin *repropiare to bring close, show, from Latin re- + prope near — more at approach Date: 14th century 1 : an expression of rebuke or disapproval 2 : the act or action of reproaching or disapproving 3 a : a cause or occasion of blame, discredit, or disgrace b : discredit , disgrace 4 obsolete : one subjected to censure or scorn — re·proach·ful -fəl adjective — re·proach·ful·ly -fə-lē adverb — re·proach·ful·ness noun
  • Main Entry: 1re·spite Pronunciation: ˈres-pət also ri-ˈspīt, British usually ˈres-ˌpīt Function: noun Etymology: Middle English respit, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin respectus, from Latin, act of looking back — more at respect Date: 13th century 1 : a period of temporary delay 2 : an interval of rest or relief
  • Main Entry: 1sto·ic Pronunciation: ˈstō-ik Function: noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin stoicus, from Greek stōïkos, literally, of the portico, from Stoa ( Poikilē ) the Painted Portico, portico at Athens where Zeno taught Date: 14th century 1 capitalized : a member of a school of philosophy founded by Zeno of Citium about 300 b.c. holding that the wise man should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and submissive to natural law 2 : one apparently or professedly indifferent to pleasure or pain
  • Main Entry: sub·stan·ti·ate Pronunciation: səb-ˈstan(t)-shē-ˌāt Function: transitive verb Inflected Form(s): sub·stan·ti·at·ed; sub·stan·ti·at·ing Date: 1657 1 : to give substance or form to : embody 2 : to establish by proof or competent evidence : verify synonyms see confirm — sub·stan·ti·a·tion -ˌstan(t)-shē-ˈā-shən noun — sub·stan·ti·a·tive -ˈstan(t)-shē-ˌā-tiv adjective
  • Main Entry: sup·plant Pronunciation: sə-ˈplant Function: transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French supplanter, from Latin supplantare to trip up, cause to stumble, from sub- + planta sole of the foot — more at place Date: 14th century 1 : to supersede (another) especially by force or treachery 2 a (1) obsolete : uproot (2) : to eradicate and supply a substitute for b : to take the place of and serve as a substitute for especially by reason of superior excellence or power synonyms see replace — sup·plan·ta·tion (ˌ)sə-ˌplan-ˈtā-shən noun — sup·plant·er sə-ˈplan-tər noun
  • Main Entry: vac·il·late Pronunciation: ˈva-sə-ˌlāt Function: intransitive verb Inflected Form(s): vac·il·lat·ed; vac·il·lat·ing Etymology: Latin vacillatus, past participle of vacillare to sway, waver — more at wink Date: 1597 1 a : to sway through lack of equilibrium b : fluctuate , oscillate 2 : to waver in mind, will, or feeling : hesitate in choice of opinions or courses synonyms see hesitate — vac·il·lat·ing·ly -ˌlā-tiŋ-lē adverb — vac·il·la·tor -ˌlā-tər noun
  • voracious One entry found. Ads by Google 1 Tip for a Flat Belly : Cut down 3 lbs Belly Fat every week just by using this 1 Weird Old Tip. www.TheDietSolutionProgram.com Main Entry: vo·ra·cious Pronunciation: vȯ-ˈrā-shəs, və- Function: adjective Etymology: Latin vorac-, vorax, from vorare to devour; akin to Old English ā cweorran to guzzle, Latin gurges whirlpool, Greek bibrōskein to devour Date: 1635 1 : having a huge appetite : ravenous 2 : excessively eager : insatiable <a> — vo·ra·cious·ly adverb — vo·ra·cious·ness noun synonyms voracious , gluttonous , ravenous , rapacious mean excessively greedy. voracious applies especially to habitual gorging with food or drink . gluttonous applies to one who delights in eating or acquiring things especially beyond the point of necessity or satiety . ravenous implies excessive hunger and suggests violent or grasping methods of dealing with food or with whatever satisfies an appetite <a>. rapacious often suggests excessive and utterly selfish acquisitiveness or avarice &lt; rapacious developers indifferent to environmental concerns>.
  • Main Entry: writhe Pronunciation: ˈrī th Function: verb Inflected Form(s): writhed; writh·ing Etymology: Middle English, from Old English wrīthan; akin to Old Norse rītha to twist Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1 a : to twist into coils or folds b : to twist so as to distort : wrench c : to twist (the body or a bodily part) in pain 2 : intertwine intransitive verb 1 : to move or proceed with twists and turns &lt; writhed to the music> 2 : to twist from or as if from pain or struggling 3 : to suffer keenly — writhe noun
  • Main Entry: af·fin·i·ty Pronunciation: ə-ˈfi-nə-tē Function: noun Inflected Form(s): plural af·fin·i·ties Etymology: Middle English affinite, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French affinité, from Latin affinitas, from affinis bordering on, related by marriage, from ad- + finis end, border Date: 14th century 1 : relationship by marriage 2 a : sympathy marked by community of interest : kinship b (1) : an attraction to or liking for something (2) : an attractive force between substances or particles that causes them to enter into and remain in chemical combination c : a person especially of the opposite sex having a particular attraction for one 3 a : likeness based on relationship or causal connection b : a relation between biological groups involving resemblance in structural plan and indicating a common origin synonyms see attraction
  • Main Entry: brev·i·ty Pronunciation: ˈbre-və-tē Function: noun Inflected Form(s): plural brev·i·ties Etymology: Latin brevitas, from brevis Date: 15th century : shortness of duration; especially : shortness or conciseness of expression
  • Main Entry: co·a·lesce Pronunciation: ˌkō-ə-ˈles Function: verb Inflected Form(s): co·a·lesced; co·a·lesc·ing Etymology: Latin coalescere, from co- + alescere to grow — more at old Date: circa 1656 intransitive verb 1 : to grow together 2 a : to unite into a whole : fuse b : to unite for a common end : join forces 3 : to arise from the combination of distinct elements transitive verb : to cause to unite synonyms see mix — co·a·les·cence -ˈle-sən(t)s noun — co·a·les·cent -sənt adjective
  • Main Entry: co·pi·ous Pronunciation: ˈkō-pē-əs Function: adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin copiosus, from copia abundance, from co- + ops wealth — more at opulent Date: 14th century 1 a : yielding something abundantly <a> b : plentiful in number 2 a : full of thought, information, or matter b : profuse or exuberant in words, expression, or style <a> 3 : present in large quantity : taking place on a large scale synonyms see plentiful — co·pi·ous·ly adverb — co·pi·ous·ness noun
  • Main Entry: dearth Pronunciation: ˈdərth Function: noun Etymology: Middle English derthe, from Old English *dierth, from dēore dear Date: 13th century 1 : scarcity that makes dear; specifically : famine 2 : an inadequate supply : lack <a>
  • Main Entry: dis·pas·sion·ate Pronunciation: -sh(ə-)nət Function: adjective Date: 1594 : not influenced by strong feeling; especially : not affected by personal or emotional involvement <a> <a> synonyms see fair — dis·pas·sion·ate·ly adverb — dis·pas·sion·ate·ness noun
  • Main Entry: ef·fer·vesce Pronunciation: ˌe-fər-ˈves Function: intransitive verb Inflected Form(s): ef·fer·vesced; ef·fer·vesc·ing Etymology: Latin effervescere, from ex- + fervescere to begin to boil, inchoative of fervēre to boil — more at brew Date: 1784 1 : to bubble, hiss, and foam as gas escapes 2 : to show liveliness or exhilaration — ef·fer·ves·cence -ˈve-sən(t)s noun — ef·fer·ves·cent -sənt adjective — ef·fer·ves·cent·ly adverb
  • Main Entry: ex·u·ber·ance Pronunciation: ig-ˈzü-b(ə-)rən(t)s Function: noun Date: 1631 1 : the quality or state of being exuberant 2 : an exuberant act or expression
  • Main Entry: friv·o·lous Pronunciation: ˈfri-və-ləs Function: adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin frivolus Date: 15th century 1 a : of little weight or importance b : having no sound basis (as in fact or law) <a> 2 a : lacking in seriousness b : marked by unbecoming levity — friv·o·lous·ly adverb — friv·o·lous·ness noun
  • Main Entry: hack·neyed Pronunciation: ˈhak-nēd Function: adjective Date: 1735 : lacking in freshness or originality synonyms see trite
  • Main Entry: in·sol·vent Pronunciation: (ˌ)in-ˈsäl-vənt, -ˈsȯl- Function: adjective Date: 1591 1 a (1) : unable to pay debts as they fall due in the usual course of business (2) : having liabilities in excess of a reasonable market value of assets held b : insufficient to pay all debts c : not up to a normal standard or complement : impoverished 2 : relating to or for the relief of insolvents — insolvent noun
  • Main Entry: 1me·an·der Pronunciation: mē-ˈan-dər Function: noun Etymology: Latin maeander, from Greek maiandros, from Maiandros (now Menderes ), river in Asia Minor Date: 1576 1 : a winding path or course; especially : labyrinth 2 : a turn or winding of a stream — me·an·drous -drəs adjective
  • Although the patient is usually MOROSE , she seems happy today. MOROSE means UNHAPPY. signal word is ALTHOUGH. Antonym: good natured Pronunciation: mə-ˈrōs, mȯ- Function: adjective Etymology: Latin morosus, literally, capricious, from mor-, mos will Date: 1565 1 : having a sullen and gloomy disposition 2 : marked by or expressive of gloom synonyms see sullen — mo·rose·ly adverb — mo·rose·ness noun — mo·ros·i·ty -ˈrä-sə-tē noun
  • Main Entry: op·u·lence Pronunciation: ˈä-pyə-lən(t)s Function: noun Date: circa 1510 1 : wealth , affluence 2 : abundance , profusion
  • Main Entry: par·si·mo·ni·ous Pronunciation: ˌpär-sə-ˈmō-nē-əs Function: adjective Date: 1598 1 : exhibiting or marked by parsimony ; especially : frugal to the point of stinginess 2 : sparing , restrained synonyms see stingy — par·si·mo·ni·ous·ly adverb
  • Main Entry: 1pe·riph·er·al Pronunciation: pə-ˈri-f(ə-)rəl Function: adjective Date: 1808 1 : of, relating to, involving, or forming a periphery or surface part 2 a : of, relating to, affecting, or being part of the peripheral nervous system b : of, relating to, or being blood in the systemic circulation 3 : of, relating to, or being the outer part of the field of vision 4 : auxiliary , supplementary ; also : of or relating to computer peripherals — pe·riph·er·al·ly adverb
  • Main Entry: 1prod·i·gal Pronunciation: ˈprä-di-gəl Function: adjective Etymology: Latin prodigus, from prodigere to drive away, squander, from pro-, prod- forth + agere to drive — more at pro- , agent Date: 15th century 1 : characterized by profuse or wasteful expenditure : lavish <a> 2 : recklessly spendthrift 3 : yielding abundantly : luxuriant —often used with of synonyms see profuse — prod·i·gal·i·ty ˌprä-də-ˈga-lə-tē noun — prod·i·gal·ly ˈprä-di-g(ə-)lē adverb
  • Main Entry: prox·im·i·ty Pronunciation: präk-ˈsi-mə-tē Function: noun Etymology: Middle French proximité, from Latin proximitat-, proximitas, from proximus Date: 15th century : the quality or state of being proximate : closeness
  • Main Entry: sa·ga·cious Pronunciation: sə-ˈgā-shəs, si- Function: adjective Etymology: Latin sagac-, sagax, from sagire to perceive keenly; akin to Latin sagus prophetic — more at seek Date: 1607 1 obsolete : keen in sense perception 2 a : of keen and farsighted penetration and judgment : discerning b : caused by or indicating acute discernment synonyms see shrewd — sa·ga·cious·ly adverb — sa·ga·cious·ness noun
  • Main Entry: sur·rep·ti·tious Pronunciation: ˌsər-əp-ˈti-shəs, ˌsə-rəp-, sə-ˌrep- Function: adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin surrepticius, from surreptus, past participle of surripere to snatch secretly, from sub- + rapere to seize — more at rapid Date: 15th century 1 : done, made, or acquired by stealth : clandestine 2 : acting or doing something clandestinely : stealthy <a> synonyms see secret — sur·rep·ti·tious·ly adverb
  • Main Entry: tor·por Pronunciation: ˈtȯr-pər Function: noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, from torpēre Date: 13th century 1 a : a state of mental and motor inactivity with partial or total insensibility b : a state of lowered physiological activity typically characterized by reduced metabolism, heart rate, respiration, and body temperature that occurs in varying degrees especially in hibernating and estivating animals 2 : apathy , dullness synonyms see lethargy
  • Main Entry: un·as·sail·able Pronunciation: ˌən-ə-ˈsā-lə-bəl Function: adjective Date: 1596 : not assailable : not liable to doubt, attack, or question — un·as·sail·abil·i·ty -ˌsā-lə-ˈbi-lə-tē noun — un·as·sail·able·ness -ˈsā-lə-bəl-nəs noun — un·as·sail·ably -blē adverb
  • Main Entry: un·ob·tru·sive Pronunciation: ˌən-əb-ˈtrü-siv, -ziv Function: adjective Date: 1743 : not obtrusive : not blatant, arresting, or aggressive : inconspicuous — un·ob·tru·sive·ly adverb — un·ob·tru·sive·ness noun
  • Main Entry: un·scathed Pronunciation: -ˈskā th d Function: adjective Date: 14th century : wholly unharmed : not injured
  • Main Entry: vo·lu·mi·nous Pronunciation: və-ˈlü-mə-nəs Function: adjective Etymology: Late Latin voluminosus, from Latin volumin-, volumen Date: 1611 1 : consisting of many folds, coils, or convolutions : winding 2 a : having or marked by great volume or bulk : large ; also : full <a> b : numerous 3 a : filling or capable of filling a large volume or several volumes <a> b : writing or speaking much or at great length <a> — vo·lu·mi·nous·ly adverb — vo·lu·mi·nous·ness noun

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  • brusque gruff, rude, bluff
    • clemency
    In order to show clemency (merciful), the judge reduced the fine to one dollar.
  • decadence Corruption, deterioration, a period of decline .
  • eloquent effective in expressing meaning by speech , persuasive, convincing , moving .
  • exemplary Excellent, Serving as a warning, given an exemplary punishment. .
  • fledgling Untrained, a fledgling company, a young bird just fledged
  • heist a robbery or burglary , steal
  • incessant Ceaseless, endless, continual
  • incidental Minor, occurring merely by chance or without intention or calculation .
  • indefatigable Untiring, an indefatigable worker
  • jargon Specialized language
  • lampoon Spoof, a harsh satire usually directed against an individual
  • levity Merriness, lack of steadiness, changeableness
  • misanthrope A hater, a person who hates or distrusts humankind
  • nonchalance Coolness, unconcern
  • progeny Descendents, offspring, outcome, product, a body of followers
  • querulous complaining regularly, peevish, discontented , whining , cross, a querulous voice
  • reproach condemnation, blame, accuse; reprove, rebuke , discredit, disgrace
  • respite A vacation , t ime off , a period of temporary delay
  • stoic Unflinching, not affected by pain or distress
  • substantiate To support, confirm, prove, to give a substance, embody, verify, substantiate a charge
  • supplant Replace, to take the place of and serve as a substitute for especially by reason of superior excellence or power
  • vacillate To waver, hesitate, fluctuate, oscillate
  • voracious Hungry, a voracious reader
  • writhe To bend, twist, writhed to the music
  • affinity Fondness, liking, attraction, likeness based on relationship or causal connection
  • brevity Shortness of duration or expression , conciseness
  • coalesce Mix, blend, to cause to unite <sometimes a book coalesce s a public into a mass market —
  • copious Many, a copious talker, copious food and drink, a copious harvest, a copious references to other writers
  • dearth Shortage, lack, scarcity, a death of evidence, famine
  • dispassionate Calm, impartial, a dispassionate critic, a dispassionate approach to an issue
  • effervescent Energetic, high-spirited, bubble, foam as gas escapes, to show liveliness or exhilaration
  • exuberance abundance, plenty; high spirits , youthful exuberance, An exuberant act or expression
  • frivolous Silly, a frivolous lawsuit, lacking in seriousness
  • hackneyed Lacking in freshness or originality, trite, hackneyed slogans . .
  • insolvent Bankrupt, an insolvent estate
  • Meander wander
  • morose Although the patient is usually morose (unhappy), she seems happy today
  • opulence Wealth, abundance, profusion
  • parsimonious Stingy, sparing, restrained, frugal to the point of stinginess
  • peripheral Of minor importance or relevance, good peripheral vision, peripheral equipment
  • prodigal Extravagant, wasteful, profuse, the prodigal prince
  • proximity Closeness
  • sagacious Wise, shrewd, sagacious judge of character
  • surreptitious Sneaking, secret, a surreptitious glance
  • torpor Dullness, lethargy, apathy, dullness
  • unassailable Strong, an unassailable argument
  • unobtrusive Not readily noticeable, inconspicious
  • unscathed Unharmed, wholly unharmed, not injured
  • voluminous Large, a voluminous literature on the subject .