(primary defintions: logically following, important)
Javier thinks that his views are the most consequential
think "con too much" "going too far"
means insult of scorn
pussiant means powerful, strong
Women (pussy) are pussiant.
exceptional, unusual, odd
"He was singularly well-suited for the job."
Fell beasts surrounded the explorers
think ph | light, see through
vapid, uninteresting, nugatory, childish, immature, puerile
Like children chasing June bugs, you are very jejune.
lustful, lascivious, bawdy
The sala was filled with salacious people wanting all the Oscar goodies.
diligent, hard-working, sedulous
I sit on my assiduous ass and just do it.
pounding, thundering, resounding
The sound of the plates banging was plangent.
to complain or grumble
Every office has their own wag to keep everyone happy!
moldable, pliable, not rigid
Plastic has a plastic quality when placed under heat.
pronounce or speak affectedly, euphemize, speak too carefully
"Don't mince words during your speech"
to take tiny steps, tiptoe
to tolerate, endure, countenance
noisily and stubbornly defiant, agressively boisterous
Ostriches are often obstreperous with anyone but their parents
Think agressive ostriches
to discriminate or discern
I cry when people descry against me as I am a gringa.
childish, immature, jejune, nugatory
You little jejune nuggat! You're so puerile, juvenil.
remedial, wholesome, causing improvment
Salud: remedy, remedial, causing improvment
reserved, shy, unassuming, lacking in self-confidence
When speaking Spanish, Anca can turn rather diffident different to her outgoing personality.
formal praise, eulogy, encomium
panegyrical means expressing elaborate praise
gyric: churchy, formal praise
biased, showing marked tendencies
He showed his marked political tendencies obviously. He's now marked by his tendentious behavior.
novice, greenhorn, rank amateur
Tyra is a tyro when it comes to talk shows.
not easily exhaustible, tireless, dogged
fatigue: un fatiguable
deep rooted, ingrained, habitual
inbeded: inveted: inveterated
glowing and enthusiastic praise: tribute, eulogy
In good company, my parents frequently resort to encomium.
in company | encomium
to move heavily and clumsily
"Walruses are lumbering giants on land, not in the water"
major, as in cardinal sin
to remove (as a parliamentary motion) from consideration
"They tabled the motion and will consider it again later"
"The motion was tabled, shoving it down the table"
to demand, call for, require, take
Even a victorious war exacts a heavy price
to be established, accepted, or customary
Those standards no longer obtain. Now Panera is working under new Red Robin's obtained standards.
to foreshadow vaguely or intimate, to suggest or outline sketchily, to obscure or overshadow
For dumb people, oranges adumbrate death in the Godfather. For smart people, it foreshadows death.
farthest or highest point, culmination, zenith
They got to the apogee on the mountain! Gee that's high!
gloomy and dark
Stars | stygain
fluent, verbal, having easy use of spoken language
The talkative child was voluble in many languages, including one of his own.
one of a kind, peerless
Noone can imitate him, he´s inimitable.
to censure scathingly, to upbraid
Ex-corrupte government of Romania excoriated everything.
denounce, feel loathing for, curse, declare to be evil
Romanians execrate gypsies, some declaring that they are so evil, they must exit the country in crates
Think gypsies in crates
bring up, announce, bring to talk about
We recently broached the topic of...
a rope, cord or cable attached to something as a brace or guide, to steady of reinforce using a guy
Think of a guy supporting his girlfriend with a rope
to atone or make amends for
Kim Kardashian has expiated her movie career by good clothing line and husband.
tending to become more rigid, conventional, sterile and reactionary with age, litterally turned into a bone
fossil | ossified
My dad is on his way to becoming ossified.
to pry, to press or force with a lever: something taken by force or spoils
"Tortured, the information was prized from him."
to tilt or lean to one side
"The ship's broken mast listed helplessly in the wind"
|sophistry||plausible but misleading|
|circumspect||careful; prudent; discreet|
|opprobrium||disgrace; contempt; scorn|
|calumny||to slander; aspersion|
|validity||soundness or truthfulness|
|inopportune||ill-timed; unsuitable; inappropriate|
|quell||to put down forcibly|
|disingenuous||insincere; lacking in honesty|
|cower||shrink in fear; cringe|
|chasten||to chastise or correct|
|byzantine||extremely complicated or devious|
|detraction||slandering; verbal attack; aspersion|
|cacophony||harsh, jarring, discordant sound|
|obsequious||exhibiting a fawning attentiveness|
|insinuate||to introduce or communicate stealthily|
|furtive||marked by stealth, covert, surreptitious|
|spurious||lacking authenticity or validity; false; counterfeit|
|artless||completely without guile; natural; without artificiality|
|curative||able to heal or cure|
|disabuse||to undeceive to set right|
|craven||contemptibly fainthearted; lacking any courage|
|lethargic||lacking energy; sluggish or sleepy|
|diffuse||dispersed or scattered; not centralized|
|retard||to slow delay or hamper|
|rudimentary||basic; elementary; in the earliest stages of development|
|bombast||self-important or pompous writing or speech|
|intemperance||excessive indulgence of appetite or passion, esp. in regard to alcohol; lack of constraint|
|anodyne||soothing; something that assuages or allays pain or comforts|
|abscission||act of cutting off or removing|
|boor||a rude or intensive person; lout|
|expurgate||to remove objectionable content before publication or release|
|rescind||to invalidate; to repeal to retract|
|corrigible||capable of being set right; correctable; reparable|
|eradicate||to remove completely; to annihilate; to pull out by the roots|
|enervate||to weaken; to reduce in vitality|
|gaffe||a clumsy social error; a faux pas|
|conspire||to secretly work together with the intent to commit a wrong or illegal act|
|burnish||to polish; to rub to a shine|
|abscond||to depart clandestinely; to steal off and hide|
|amalgam||a combination of diverse elements; a mixture|
|equivocate||to use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent|
|denouement||an outcome or solution; the unraveling of a plot|
|sever||to remove or separate by cutting off|
|extrapolate||to infer or estimate by extending or projecting know information|
|superficial||lacking depth; existing on or near the surface|
|denigrate||to blacken; to belittle; to sully; to defame; to disparage|
|mollify||to calm or soothe; to reduce in emotional intesity|
|effluvia||outflow in a stream of particles; a noxious odor or vapor|
|esoteric||intended for or understood by a small, specific group|
|aver||to state as a fact; to confirm or support|
|prune||to cut back or clip branches or other parts of a plant, esp parts that are dead|
|digress||to stray from the point; to go off on a tangent|