Friday November 24, 2017

Author Archive

Oct
31
2017

Lugubrious

Lugubrious adj. Looking or sounding sad and dismal; mournful. “The lugubrious country song reminded her of an ex-boyfriend.”

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Oct
30
2017

Pontificate

Pontificate v. To speak or behave in a pompous or dogmatic manner. “He pontificates at great length in political matters.”

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Oct
29
2017

Corpulent

Corpulent adj. Physically bulky; fat. “The once corpulent woman is now trim and fit.”

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Oct
28
2017

Dubious

Dubious adj. Hesitating or doubting. Not to be relied upon; suspect. “He seemed dubious about the idea.”

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Oct
27
2017

Slavish

Slavish adj. Showing no originality; blindly imitative: “A slavish copy of the original work.”

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Oct
26
2017

Ambivalent

Ambivalent; Ambivalence adj. Having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone. “She has ambivalent feelings about the relationship.”

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Oct
25
2017

Reciprocal

Reciprocal; Reciprocate adj. Done or performed in return: “Reciprocal respect.”

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Oct
24
2017

Frugal

Frugal; Frugality adj. Economical with regard to money or food. Simple and plain that costs very little: “A frugal meal.”

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Oct
23
2017

Docile

Docile adj. Submissive. Ready to accept control or instruction. “The dog was very docile around children.”

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Oct
22
2017

Gravitas

Gravitas n. Dignity, seriousness, or solemnity in manner. “He has the necessary gravitas to lead the company.”

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Oct
21
2017

Incendiary

Incendiary adj. Designed to cause fires. “An incendiary device.”

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Oct
20
2017

Dismal

Dismal adj Gloomy. Depressing; dreary. “The business was a dismal failure;” “Dismal weather.”

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