high-spirited, enthusiastic, unrestrained; excessive, abundant
EX. "extravagant praise"; "exuberant compliments"
glaring; tastelessly showy or overdecorated in a vulgar or offensive way
EX. "garish colors"
a long, strongly expressed speech or lecture, a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
showing no feeling or emotion; inanimate; motionless
EX. "her impassive remoteness"; "he remained impassive, showing neither interest in nor concern for our plight"
lacking in harmony; incompatible, inappropriate
EX. "a plan incongruous with reason"; "incongruous behavior"; "a joke that was incongruous with polite conversation"
showing innocence or childlike simplicity, artless; frank and candid; lacking in sophistication
EX. "his ingenuous explanation that he would not have burned the church if he had not thought the bishop was in it"
harmless, inoffensive; insignificant
EX. "it was an innocuous remark"; " ~ prank"
to suggest or hint slyly; to edge into something indirectly
EX. "I insinuated that I did not like his wife"
relating to, characteristis of, or situated on an island; narrow or isolated in outlook or experience
EX. "insular attitudes toward foreigners"