(adj) dishonest; not guided or controlled by moral principles
(adj) having decorative or flavorful additions
EX. sometimes used in combination; "a whole salmon garnished with lemon slices"; "parsley-garnished potatoes"
advertize in strongly positive terms
EX. "This product was touted as a revolutionary invention"
to praise, to extol
marked by qualities giving the power to produce an intended effect
EX. "written propaganda is less efficacious than the habits and prejudices...of the readers"-Aldous Huxley; "the medicine is efficacious in stopping a cough"
unlikely to harm or disturb anyone
EX. "harmless old man"
moderate, sparing (as in eating and drinking); characterized by abstinence and self-discipline
incapable of being satisfied
negligent of neatness especially in dress and person
EX. habitually dirty and unkempt; "filled the door with her frowzy bulk"; "frowzy white hair"; "slovenly appearance"
not pleasant or acceptable to the taste or mind
EX. "an unpalatable meal"; "unpalatable truths"; "unpalatable behavior"
one who disparages or belittles the worth of something
highly ornate, overly decorated
distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
harsh in taste or odor; sharp in manner or temper
reluctant to draw attention to yourself, reserved
guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory
EX. "a hardheaded appraisal of our position"; "a hard-nosed labor leader"; "completely practical in his approach to business"; "not ideology but pragmatic politics"
cannot be removed, washed away or erased ADJECTIVE
EX. "an indelible stain"
on the point of death, EX. breathing your last; "a moribund patient"; "the expiring man was carried home by his two friends"