Saturday February 17, 2018

Author Archive

Feb
17
2018

Boorish

Boorish adj. Resembling or characteristic of a boor; rude and clumsy in behavior. “His boorish behavior was unacceptable to the directors.”

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Feb
16
2018

Penitent

Penitent n. Feeling or showing sorrow and regret for having done wrong; repentant. “After the robbery, the thief was penitent and returned the property.”

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Feb
15
2018

Mellifluous

Mellifluous adj. Sweet or musical; pleasant to hear. “She had a mellifluous voice.”

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Feb
14
2018

Peripatetic

Peripatetic adj. Traveling from place to place, esp. working or based in various places for relatively short periods. “He maintained a peripatetic lifestyle.”

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Feb
13
2018

Canard

Canard n. A false or unfounded rumor or story. “The tabloid included some of Hollywood’s oldest canards.”

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Feb
12
2018

Peckish

Peckish adj. Ill-tempered; irritable; Chiefly British feeling slightly hungry. “He felt rather peckish close to bedtime.”

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Feb
11
2018

Hyperbole

Hyperbole; Hyperbolic n. Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally. “The company chairman may have been guilty of too much hyperbole during the shareholders meeting.”

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Feb
10
2018

Ghoulish

Ghoulish adj. Suggesting the horror of death and decay; morbid or disgusting. “The ghoulish mask was a scary Halloween favorite.”

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Feb
09
2018

Rapier

Rapier n. Quick and incisive. A sharp-pointed sword used for thrusting. “Rapier combat was not for the meek.” “Rapier wit.”

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Feb
08
2018

acuity

acuity n. Sharpness or keenness of thought, vision, or hearing. “The sun’s glare can cause discomfort and reduces visual acuity.”

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Feb
07
2018

Ruminate

Ruminate v. Think deeply about something. “We sat ruminating on the nature of existence.”

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Feb
06
2018

Sycophant

Sycophant; Sycophantic Attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery; A servile self-seeking flatterer. “There was sycophantic laughter from the audience at their bosses jokes.”

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