He was so impudent to his mother that I would have spanked him if he had talked to me that way. IMPUDENT means cheeky, brazen, shamelessly presumptions, cocy boldness. The clue is given as in the way, &quot;..that I would have spanked him if he had talked to me that way. Antonym: respect adjective: marked by casual disrespect (&quot;The student was kept in for impudent behavior&quot;)▸ adjective: improperly forward or bold (&quot;An impudent boy given to insulting strangers&quot;) Pronunciation: \-dənt\ Function: adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin impudent-, impudens, from in- + pudent-, pudens, present participle of pudēre to feel shame Date: 14th century 1 obsolete : lacking modesty2 : marked by contemptuous or cocky boldness or disregard of others : insolent — im·pu·dent·ly adverb
He is usually loquacious, but tonight he&apos;s rather silent. loquacious means NOISY. signal word is BUT. Synonym: chatty, gabby, garrulous, loquacious, talkative, talky Pronunciation: \lō-ˈkwā-shəs\ Function: adjective Etymology: Latin loquac-, loquax, from loqui to speak Date: 1663 1 : full of excessive talk : wordy2 : given to fluent or excessive talk : garrulous synonyms see talkative — lo·qua·cious·ly adverb — lo·qua·cious·ness noun Pronunciation: \lō-ˈkwā-shəs\ Function: adjective Etymology: Latin loquac-, loquax, from loqui to speak Date: 1663 1 : full of excessive talk : wordy2 : given to fluent or excessive talk : garrulous synonyms see talkative — lo·qua·cious·ly adverb — lo·qua·cious·ness noun
The boxer feigned a punch with his left rather than actually jabbing. FEIGNED means pretended signal word RATHER THAN. Synonym: feign, sham, pretend, affect, dissemble Antonym: sincere Pronunciation: \ˈfān\ Function: verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French feign-, stem of feindre, from Latin fingere to shape, feign — more at dough Date: 13th century intransitive verb : pretend, dissembletransitive verb 1 a : to give a false appearance of : induce as a false impression &lt;feign death&gt; b : to assert as if true : pretend2 archaic a : invent, imagine b : to give fictional representation to3 obsolete : disguise, conceal synonyms see assume — feign·er noun
By burning the village to the ground, shooting all the villagers, and plundering the area for valuables, the rebels committed one of the most heinous acts of the war. HEINOUS means GENOCIDE. example clues can probably be a fragment, &quot;By burning the village.. shooting all the villagers, and plundering the area...&quot; Pronunciation: \ˈhā-nəs\ Function: adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French hainus, heinous, from haine hate, from hair to hate, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German haz hate — more at hate Date: 14th century : hatefully or shockingly evil : abominable — hei·nous·ly adverb — hei·nous·ness noun  Adjective heinous (comparative more heinous, superlative most heinous) Totally reprehensible, horrible, wicked. I hope they catch the person responsible for that heinous crime.  Synonyms (totally reprehensible): abominable, horrible, odious
Jerry is so indolent! He sleeps late, never does chores unless yelled at, and would rather lounge around the house than look for a job. INDOLENT means IRRESPONSIBLE. example clues Pronunciation: \-lənt\ Function: adjective Etymology: Late Latin indolent-, indolens insensitive to pain, from Latin in- + dolent-, dolens, present participle of dolēre to feel pain Date: 1663 1 a : causing little or no pain b : slow to develop or heal &lt;indolent tumors&gt; &lt;indolent ulcers&gt;2 a : averse to activity, effort, or movement : habitually lazy b : conducive to or encouraging laziness &lt;indolent heat&gt; c : exhibiting indolence &lt;an indolent sigh&gt; synonyms see lazy — in·do·lent·ly adverb
Sherry&apos;s ill will or, more accurately, malevolence toward her brother become obvious when she tried to push him down the stairs. MALEVOLENCE means CRUEL. Pronunciation: \mə-ˈle-və-lən(t)s\ Function: noun Date: 15th century 1 : the quality or state of being malevolent2 : malevolent behavior synonyms see malice
Hans Zinsser said, &quot;The rat, like men, has become practically omnivorous-it eats anything that lets it.&quot; OMNIVOROUS means PRAGMATIC. Pronunciation: \äm-ˈniv-rəs, -ˈni-və-\ Function: adjective Etymology: Latin omnivorus, from omni- + -vorus -vorous Date: circa 1656 1 : feeding on both animal and vegetable substances2 : avidly taking in everything as if devouring or consuming &lt;an omnivorous reader&gt; — om·niv·o·rous·ly adverb
The most salient feature on his face is his chin; it&apos;s quite prominent. SALIENT means RECOGNIZABLE. Pronunciation: \ˈsā-lyənt, -lē-ənt\ Function: adjective Etymology: Latin salient-, saliens, present participle of salire to leap — more at sally Date: 1646 1 : moving by leaps or springs : jumping2 : jetting upward &lt;a salient fountain&gt;3 a : projecting beyond a line, surface, or level b : standing out conspicuously : prominent; especially : of notable significance &lt;similar to…Prohibition, but there are a couple of salient differences — Tony Gibbs&gt; synonyms see noticeable — sa·lient·ly adverb
Bret&apos;s jocose manner soon had all of us laughing and joking. JOCOSE means STRANGE. Pronunciation: \jō-ˈkōs, jə-\ Function: adjective Etymology: Latin jocosus, from jocus joke Date: 1673 1 : given to joking : merry2 : characterized by joking : humorous synonyms see witty — jo·cose·ly adverb — jo·cose·ness noun — jo·cos·i·ty \jō-ˈkä-sə-tē, jə-\ noun
overbearing : very strong and powerful, domineering Function: adjective Date: 1614 1 a : tending to overwhelm : overpowering b : decisively important : dominant2 : harshly and haughtily arrogant synonyms see proud
pseudo-aristocratic falsely proud or pretending &quot;upper-classness&quot; not genuine abnormal, according to accepted standards Pronunciation: \ˈsü-(ˌ)dō\ Function: adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin pseudo- Date: 15th century : being apparently rather than actually as stated : sham, spurious &lt;distinction between true and pseudo humanism — K. F. Reinhardt&gt;
1. Characterized by excessive self-esteem or exaggerated dignity; pretentious: pompous officials who enjoy giving orders. 2. Full of high-sounding phrases; bombastic: a pompous proclamation. 3. Chracterized by pomp or stately display; ceremonious: a pompous occasion. pompous Pronunciation: \ˈpäm-pəs\ Function: adjective Date: 15th century 1 : excessively elevated or ornate &lt;pompous rhetoric&gt;2 : having or exhibiting self-importance : arrogant &lt;a pompous politician&gt;3 : relating to or suggestive of pomp : magnificent — pomp·ous·ly adverb — pomp·ous·ness noun
Their vociferous (noise) arguing made me wish I had earplugs. VOCIFEROUS means noise. The clue is a wish, &quot; ...wish I had earplugs adjective: conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry (&quot;A vociferous mob&quot;) Antonym: quiet Pronunciation: \vō-ˈsi-f(ə-)rəs\ Function: adjective Date: circa 1611 : marked by or given to vehement insistent outcry — vo·cif·er·ous·ly adverb — vo·cif·er·ous·ness noun synonyms vociferous, clamorous, blatant, strident, boisterous, obstreperous mean so loud or insistent as to compel attention. vociferous implies a vehement shouting or calling out &lt;vociferous cries of protest and outrage&gt;. clamorous may imply insistency as well as vociferousness in demanding or protesting &lt;clamorous demands for prison reforms&gt;. blatant implies an offensive bellowing or insensitive loudness &lt;blatant rock music&gt; &lt;a blatant clamor for impeachment&gt;. strident suggests harsh and discordant noise &lt;heard the strident cry of the crow&gt;. boisterous suggests a noisiness and turbulence due to high spirits &lt;a boisterous crowd of party goers&gt;. obstreperous suggests unruly and aggressive noisiness and resistance to restraint &lt;the obstreperous demonstrators were arrested&gt;.
Carnegie was very frugal. Even thoug he did not earn a lot, he saved most of his money and lived on very little until he saved $10,000 for the investment that was to make him rich FRUGAL means SAVING MONEY OR IDEALIST. example clues can be the statement, &quot; ...saved most of hs money... lived on very little..&quot; Pronunciation: \ˈfrü-gəl\ Function: adjective Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin frugalis virtuous, frugal, from frug-, frux fruit, value; akin to Latin frui to enjoy Date: 1590 : characterized by or reflecting economy in the use of resources synonyms see sparing — fru·gal·i·ty \frü-ˈga-lə-tē\ noun — fru·gal·ly \ˈfrü-gə-lē\ adverb
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 disposition2 : 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
When asked if she liked her aunt&apos;s new hat, she candidly gave her frank opinion that was ugly. CANDIDLY means frankly, honestly, bluntly, openly straightforward. Antonym: indirect The clue is appeared to be; &quot;..she CANDIDLY gave her frank opinion...&quot; ▸ adverb: (used as intensives reflecting the speaker&apos;s attitude) it is sincerely the case that (&quot;Candidly, I think she doesn&apos;t have a conscience&quot;) Pronunciation: \ˈkan-dəd\ Function: adjective Etymology: French & Latin; French candide, from Latin candidus bright, white, from candēre to shine, glow; akin to Welsh can white, Sanskrit candati it shines Date: 1606 1 : white &lt;candid flames&gt;2 : free from bias, prejudice, or malice : fair &lt;a candid observer&gt;3 a : marked by honest sincere expression &lt;a candid discussion&gt; b : indicating or suggesting sincere honesty and absence of deception &lt;her candid face&gt; c : disposed to criticize severely : blunt &lt;candid critics&gt;4 : relating to or being photography of subjects acting naturally or spontaneously without being posed synonyms see frank — can·did·ly adverb — can·did·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 leniency2 : pleasant mildness of weather synonyms see mercy
They enhanced the property by pulling weeds, mowing the lawn, and planting trees around the house. ENHANCED means increased. example clues may be, &quot; ...the property by pulling weeds..&quot;. Pronunciation: \in-ˈhan(t)s, en-\ Function: transitive verb Inflected Form(s): en·hanced; en·hanc·ing Etymology: Middle English enhauncen, from Anglo-French enhaucer, enhauncer, from Vulgar Latin *inaltiare, from Latin in + altus high — more at old Date: 13th century 1 obsolete : raise2 : heighten, increase; especially : to increase or improve in value, quality, desirability, or attractiveness &lt;enhanced the room with crown molding&gt; — en·hance·ment \-ˈhan(t)-smənt\ noun
They think of themselves as the elite group on campus, looking down their noses at everyone else. ELITE means special, the best or choice part, megalomania. The clue is given as, &quot;...loking down their noses at everyone else..&quot;. Pronunciation: \ā-ˈlēt, i-, ē-\ Function: noun Etymology: French élite, from Old French eslite, from feminine of eslit, past participle of eslire to choose, from Latin eligere Date: 1823 1 a singular or plural in construction : the choice part : cream &lt;the elite of the entertainment world&gt; b singular or plural in construction : the best of a class &lt;superachievers who dominate the computer elite — Marilyn Chase&gt; c singular or plural in construction : the socially superior part of society &lt;how the elite live — A P World&gt; &lt;how the French-speaking elite…was changing — Economist&gt; d : a group of persons who by virtue of position or education exercise much power or influence &lt;members of the ruling elite&gt; &lt;the intellectual elites of the country&gt; e : a member of such an elite —usually used in plural &lt;the elites …, pursuing their studies in Europe — Robert Wernick&gt;2 : a typewriter type providing 12 characters to the linear inch — elite adjective
I always felt that the RAPPORT between us was good, based on a relationship of thrust. RAPPORT means AGREEMENT. Pronunciation: \ra-ˈpȯr, rə-\ Function: noun Etymology: French, from rapporter to bring back, refer, from Old French raporter to bring back, from re- + aporter to bring, from Latin apportare, from ad- ad- + portare to carry — more at fare Date: circa 1661 : relation; especially : relation marked by harmony, conformity, accord, or affinity
wrath : anger Pronunciation: \ˈrath, chiefly British ˈrȯth\ Function: noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English wrǣththo, from wrāth wroth — more at wroth Date: before 12th century 1 : strong vengeful anger or indignation2 : retributory punishment for an offense or a crime : divine chastisement synonyms see anger
obsess DELIVER QUICKLY fulfill BECOME PREOCCUPPIED WITH Pronunciation: \əb-ˈses, äb-\ Function: verb Etymology: Latin obsessus, past participle of obsidēre to frequent, besiege, from ob- against + sedēre to sit — more at ob-, sit Date: 1531 transitive verb : to haunt or excessively preoccupy the mind of &lt;was obsessed with the idea&gt;intransitive verb : to engage in obsessive thinking : become obsessed with an idea
Although his parents were indigent, they somehow managed to provide Tommy with proper food and clothing. INDIGENT means POOR. signal word is ALTHOUGH. adjective: poor enough to need help from others Pronunciation: \ˈin-di-jənt\ Function: adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Old French, from Latin indigent-, indigens, present participle of indigēre to need, from Old Latin indu + Latin egēre to need; perhaps akin to Old High German echerode poor Date: 15th century 1 : suffering from indigence : impoverished2 a archaic : deficient b archaic : totally lacking in something specified — indigent noun
pretentious false showy taken for granted Pronunciation: \pri-ˈten(t)-shəs\ Function: adjective Etymology: French prétentieux, from prétention pretension, from Medieval Latin pretention-, pretentio, from Latin praetendere Date: 1832 1 : characterized by pretension: as a : making usually unjustified or excessive claims (as of value or standing) &lt;the pretentious fraud who assumes a love of culture that is alien to him — Richard Watts&gt; b : expressive of affected, unwarranted, or exaggerated importance, worth, or stature &lt;pretentious language&gt; &lt;pretentious houses&gt; 2 : making demands on one&apos;s skill, ability, or means : ambitious &lt;the pretentious daring of the Green Mountain Boys in crossing the lake — American Guide Series: Vermont&gt; synonyms see showy — pre·ten·tious·ly adverb — pre·ten·tious·ness noun
laboriously with a great knowlegde with suspicion WITH GREAT EFFORT Pronunciation: \lə-ˈbȯr-ē-əs\ Function: adjective Date: 14th century 1 : devoted to labor : industrious2 : involving or characterized by hard or toilsome effort : labored — la·bo·ri·ous·ly adverb — la·bo·ri·ous·ness noun
employ develop USE produce Pronunciation: \im-ˈplȯi, em-\ Function: transitive verb Etymology: Middle English emploien, from Anglo-French empleier, emploier, emplier to entangle, apply, make use of, from Latin implicare to enfold, involve, from in- + plicare to fold — more at ply Date: 15th century 1 a : to make use of (someone or something inactive) &lt;employ a pen for sketching&gt; b : to use (as time) advantageously &lt;a job that employed her skills&gt; c (1) : to use or engage the services of (2) : to provide with a job that pays wages or a salary2 : to devote to or direct toward a particular activity or person &lt;employed all her energies to help the poor&gt; synonyms see use — em·ploy·er noun
immoral sexually attractive long-lasting wicked Pronunciation: \(ˌ)i(m)-ˈmȯr-əl, -ˈmär-\ Function: adjective Date: 1660 : not moral; broadly : conflicting with generally or traditionally held moral principles — im·mor·al·ly \-ə-lē\ adverb
laggard [ˈlægəd] n 1. a person who lags behind 2. a dawdler or straggler adj Rare sluggish, slow, or dawdling laggardly adv laggardness n She is usually a laggard; however, today she was energetic and did her share. LAGGARD means RELUCTANT. signal word is HOWEVER. Pronunciation: \ˈla-gərd\ Function: adjective Date: 1702 : lagging or tending to lag : dilatory — lag·gard·ly adverb or adjective — lag·gard·ness noun
My dad is punctilious that he always corrects my sloppy speech and points out my incorrect use of certain words. punctilious means concerned with being precise or correct, precise, accurate, strict, proper, etiquette behaviour. The clue is said, &quot;...he always cirrects my sloppy speech....&quot;. Adj.1.punctilious - marked by precise accordance with details; &quot;meticulous research&quot;; &quot;punctilious in his attention to rules of etiquette&quot; meticulousprecise - sharply exact or accurate or delimited; &quot;a precise mind&quot;; &quot;specified a precise amount&quot;; &quot;arrived at the precise moment&quot; Pronunciation: \-lē-əs\ Function: adjective Date: 1634 : marked by or concerned about precise accordance with the details of codes or conventions synonyms see careful — punc·til·i·ous·ly adverb — punc·til·i·ous·ness noun
Pronunciation: \fə-ˈlak-t(ə-)rē\ Function: noun Inflected Form(s): plural phy·lac·ter·ies Etymology: Middle English philaterie, from Medieval Latin philaterium, alteration of Late Latin phylacterium, from Greek phylaktērion amulet, phylactery, from phylassein to guard, from phylak-, phylax guard Date: 14th century 1 : either of two small square leather boxes containing slips inscribed with scriptural passages and traditionally worn on the left arm and on the head by observant Jewish men and especially adherents of Orthodox Judaism during morning weekday prayers2 : amulet [phylactery illustration]
timid : masterful, powerful, controllingPronunciation: \ˈti-məd\ Function: adjective Etymology: Latin timidus, from timēre to fear Date: 1549 1 : lacking in courage or self-confidence &lt;a timid person&gt;2 : lacking in boldness or determination &lt;a timid policy&gt; — ti·mid·i·ty \tə-ˈmi-də-tē\ noun — tim·id·ly \ˈti-məd-lē\ adverb — tim·id·ness noun
Variant(s): also brusk \ˈbrəsk\ Function: adjective Etymology: French brusque, from Italian brusco, from Medieval Latin bruscus butcher&apos;s-broom (plant with bristly twigs) Date: 1651 1 : markedly short and abrupt2 : blunt in manner or speech often to the point of ungracious harshness synonyms see bluff — brusque·ly adverb — brusque·ness noun
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 decadent2 : 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 &lt;an eloquent preacher&gt;2 : vividly or movingly expressive or revealing &lt;an eloquent monument&gt; — 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 &lt;his courage was exemplary&gt;; also : deserving imitation because of excellence &lt;they serve exemplary pastries — G. V. Higgins&gt;2 : serving as a warning : monitory &lt;given an exemplary punishment&gt;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 fledged2 : an immature or inexperienced person3 : one that is new &lt;a fledgling company&gt;
Main Entry: 1heist Pronunciation: \ˈhīst\ Function: transitive verb Etymology: variant of 1hoist Date: 1865 1 chiefly dialect : hoist2 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 &lt;social obligations incidental to the job&gt; b : minor 12 : 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 &lt;an indefatigable worker&gt; — 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 speech2 : the technical terminology or characteristic idiom of a special activity or group3 : 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 frivolity2 : 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 plants2 : outcome, product3 : 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 complaining2 : fretful, whining &lt;a querulous voice&gt; — quer·u·lous·ly adverb — quer·u·lous·ness noun
Main Entry: 1re·proach Pronunciation: \ri-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 disapproval2 : the act or action of reproaching or disapproving &lt;was beyond reproach&gt;3 a : a cause or occasion of blame, discredit, or disgrace b : discredit, disgrace4 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 delay2 : 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 law2 : 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 : embody2 : to establish by proof or competent evidence : verify &lt;substantiate a charge&gt; 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 treachery2 a (1) obsolete : uproot (2) : to eradicate and supply a substitute for &lt;efforts to supplant the vernacular&gt; 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, oscillate2 : 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 ācweorran to guzzle, Latin gurges whirlpool, Greek bibrōskein to devour Date: 1635 1 : having a huge appetite : ravenous2 : excessively eager : insatiable &lt;a voracious reader&gt; — 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 &lt;teenagers are often voracious eaters&gt;. gluttonous applies to one who delights in eating or acquiring things especially beyond the point of necessity or satiety &lt;an admiral who was gluttonous for glory&gt;. ravenous implies excessive hunger and suggests violent or grasping methods of dealing with food or with whatever satisfies an appetite &lt;a nation with a ravenous lust for territorial expansion&gt;. rapacious often suggests excessive and utterly selfish acquisitiveness or avarice &lt;rapacious developers indifferent to environmental concerns&gt;.
Main Entry: writhe Pronunciation: \ˈrīth\ 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 pain2 : intertwineintransitive verb 1 : to move or proceed with twists and turns &lt;writhed to the music&gt;2 : to twist from or as if from pain or struggling3 : 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 marriage2 a : sympathy marked by community of interest : kinship b (1) : an attraction to or liking for something &lt;people with an affinity to darkness — Mark Twain&gt; &lt;pork and fennel have a natural affinity for each other — Abby Mandel&gt; (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 one3 a : likeness based on relationship or causal connection &lt;found an affinity between the teller of a tale and the craftsman — Mary McCarthy&gt; &lt;this investigation, with affinities to a case history, a psychoanalysis, a detective story — Oliver Sacks&gt; 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 together2 a : to unite into a whole : fuse &lt;separate townships have coalesced into a single, sprawling colony — Donald Gould&gt; b : to unite for a common end : join forces &lt;people with different points of view coalesce into opposing factions — I. L. Horowitz&gt;3 : to arise from the combination of distinct elements &lt;an organized and a popular resistance immediately coalesced — C. C. Menges&gt;transitive verb : to cause to unite &lt;sometimes a book coalesces a public into a mass market — Walter Meade&gt; 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 &lt;a copious harvest&gt; &lt;copious springs&gt; b : plentiful in number &lt;copious references to other writers&gt;2 a : full of thought, information, or matter b : profuse or exuberant in words, expression, or style &lt;a copious talker&gt;3 : present in large quantity : taking place on a large scale &lt;copious weeping&gt; &lt;copious food and drink&gt; 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 : famine2 : an inadequate supply : lack &lt;a dearth of evidence&gt;
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 &lt;a dispassionate critic&gt; &lt;a dispassionate approach to an issue&gt; 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 escapes2 : 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 &lt;youthful exuberance&gt;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) &lt;a frivolous lawsuit&gt;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 &lt;hackneyed slogans&gt; 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 &lt;an insolvent estate&gt; c : not up to a normal standard or complement : impoverished2 : 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 : labyrinth2 : a turn or winding of a stream — me·an·drous \-drəs\ adjective
Main Entry: op·u·lence Pronunciation: \ˈä-pyə-lən(t)s\ Function: noun Date: circa 1510 1 : wealth, affluence2 : 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 stinginess2 : 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 part2 a : of, relating to, affecting, or being part of the peripheral nervous system &lt;peripheral nerves&gt; &lt;peripheral neuritis&gt; b : of, relating to, or being blood in the systemic circulation &lt;peripheral lymphocytes&gt;3 : of, relating to, or being the outer part of the field of vision &lt;good peripheral vision&gt;4 : auxiliary, supplementary &lt;peripheral equipment&gt;; 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 &lt;a prodigal feast&gt; &lt;prodigal outlays for her clothes&gt;2 : recklessly spendthrift &lt;the prodigal prince&gt;3 : yielding abundantly : luxuriant —often used with of &lt;nature has been so prodigal of her bounty — H. T. Buckle&gt; 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 perception2 a : of keen and farsighted penetration and judgment : discerning &lt;sagacious judge of character&gt; b : caused by or indicating acute discernment &lt;sagacious purchase of stock&gt; 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 : clandestine2 : acting or doing something clandestinely : stealthy &lt;a surreptitious glance&gt; 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 animals2 : 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 &lt;an unassailable argument&gt; &lt;an unassailable alibi&gt; — 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: \-ˈskāthd\ 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 : winding2 a : having or marked by great volume or bulk : large &lt;long voluminous tresses&gt;; also : full &lt;a voluminous skirt&gt; b : numerous &lt;trying to keep track of voluminous slips of paper&gt;3 a : filling or capable of filling a large volume or several volumes &lt;a voluminous literature on the subject&gt; b : writing or speaking much or at great length &lt;a voluminous correspondent&gt; — vo·lu·mi·nous·ly adverb — vo·lu·mi·nous·ness noun
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He was so impudent (disrespectful) to his mother that I
would have spanked him if he had talked to me that way.
He is usually loquacious (noisy or chatty),
but tonight he's rather silent.
The boxer feigned (pretended) a punch with
his left rather than actually jabbing.
The rebels committed one of the most
heinous (horrible) acts of the war.
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Jerry is so indolent (slow or sluggish)!
He sleeps late, never does chores unless yelled at.
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Sherry's ill will or, more accurately, malevolence (cruel)
Toward her brother become obvious when she tried
to push him down the stairs.
Hans Zinsser said, "The rat, like men, has become
Practically omnivorous( consuming everything)-
it eats anything that lets it."
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The most salient (noticeable) feature on
his face is his chin; it's quite prominent.
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et's jocose (humorous) manner soon had all of us laughing and jokin
Very strong and powerful, tending to overwhelm, overpowering,
decisively important : dominant
being apparently rather than actually as stated
Characterized by excessive self-esteem or exaggerated dignity;
pretentious: pompous officials who enjoy giving orders.
Their vociferous (noise or conspicuously and offensively loud)
arguing made me wish I had earplugs.
Carnegie was very frugal (prudently saving or sparing; not wasteful).
hough the patient is usually morose (unhappy), she seems happy tod
When asked if she liked her aunt's new hat, she candidly
(honestly or sincerely) gave her frank opinion that was ugly.
In order to show clemency (merciful), the judge reduced
the fine to one dollar.
They enhanced (increased) the property by pulling weeds, mowing
the lawn, and planting trees around the house.
hey think of themselves as the elite (best or special) group on campus
looking down their noses at everyone else.
always felt that the rapport (relation marked by harmony, conformity
between us was good, based on a relationship of thrust.
anger, strong vengeful anger or indignation
was obsessed (become preoccupied with) with the idea or
to engage in obsessive thinking
Although his parents were indigent (poor), they somehow managed
to provide Tommy with proper food and clothing.
Showy, the pretentious fraud who assumes a love of culture
that is alien to him.