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- cranky person.
The old man was a notorious curmudgeon who snapped at anyone who disturbed him for any reason.
- feeling discouraged and dejected.
SYNONYMS: despondent, despairing, forlorn, hopeless.
Mr. Baker was lonely and despondent after his wife's death.
- to humble; disgrace.
After his immature behavior, John was abased in my eyes.
- glorification; an exalted or glorified example.
In her heyday, many people considered Jackie Kennedy to be the apotheosis of stylishness.
- hostile, tending to fight.
The bartender reazlied it would be fruitless to try to subdue the belligerent drunk by himself.
- carefree, happy; with lordly disdain.
The nobleman's cavalier attitude towards the suffering of the peasants made them hate him.
- creating disunity or conflict.
The leader used divisive tactics to pit his enemies against each other.
- to settle comfortably into a place.
Wayne sold the big, old family house and ensconced his aged mother in a cozy little cottage.
- careful with details.
Brett was normally so fastidious that Rachel was astonished to find his desk littered with clutter.
- free, costing nothing, without charge.
The college students swarmed around the gratis buffet in the lobby.
- imperfectly formed or developed.
As her thoughts on the subject were still in inchoate form, Amy could not explain what she meant.
- envious, obnoxious,tending to rouse ill will, discriminatory.
It is cruel and invidious for parents to play favorites with their children.
- quick, shrewd, and unpredictable.
Her mercurial personality made it difficult to guess how she would react to the bad news.
- too helpful, meddlesome.
THe officious waiter butted into the couple's conversation, advising them on how to take out a mortgage.
- done in a routine way with little interest or care; indifferent.
The machinelike bank teller processed the transaction and gave the waiting customer a perfunctory smile.
- corrupt, degenerate.
Some historians claim that it was the Romans' decadent, profligate behavior that led to the decline of the Roman empire.
- group of attendants with an important person.
The nobleman had to make room in his mansion not only for the princess, but also for her entire retinue.
- deceptive reasoning or argumentation.
The politician used sophistry to cloud the issue whenever he was asked a tough question in a debate.
- inherent vileness, foulness, depravity.
The priest's affair with the teeange parishioner was considered an act of utter turpitude.
- to sharpen, stimulate.
The delicious odors wafting from the kitchen whet Jack's appetite, and he couldn't wait to eat.
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