liveliness and eagerness; I was filled with ... when I arrived at GVSU for my first class.
(adj.) dull, lacking in distinction and originality; matter-of-fact, straightforward; Something prose-like, lacking the creativity of poetry.
Truthful- note the use of the root.
A lack of something. Paula has a ... of good looks...her name is paula.nuff said.
To assert; Mitt Romney.... that his comments are not arrogant examples of atrocious mispeak, but rather present the true basis of his beliefs. Seriously.
To feel remorse. The athlete, filled with ...., wished she only would have tried a little harder to manage her time instead of quitting the team.
Of few words. Batman was ..... And he had a lisp. And a very goofy voice that was supposed to somehow sound intimidating.
Verbally aggressive. Berkley has a ....attitude and he is not afraid to let everyone know it.
Fundamentally different. Two ..... images are linked in a modern piece of poetry to create a desired effect.
Standing out in a bad way. Remember greg is flock, but out of the flock in a bad way. Like Claude Lemiuex committed an ..... error when he chose to break Kris Draper's jaw with a blind hit from behind. He paid.Nuff said.
Harmless. My airhead comment to Que, so clearly .... in context and connotation, was not received in the same manner by Que...or her mom. Whoops.
Open, up front, and honest. A more .....approach may have been better, where I simply explain to Que that she needs to stop questioning everything I say. all the time.
Wildly unpredictable. Sometimes teenagers can exhibit ..... behavior based on the hormones charging through their bodies.
Depressing view. Orwell may have had a ..... outlook on humanity, but I can't help but agree with him.
Over abundance of. Luckily Dan has a ..... amount of chest hair to showcase, which is a feature much admired by his fiancee.
In existence. Book dealing better be ..... generations from now because I can never replace the satisfaction I get from reading a physical book.
Disagreeable. Some of my athletes tend to be highly ....., and no matter what I do, I can never make them happy.
Favorable. An ..... start to our season will not be overshadowed by recent tensions and concerns.
Sap energy from. Rather than leaving invigorated by our workout sessions, my athletes are often left ...... after practice. This could be due to lack of proper nutrition, ie eating only a bean burrito prior to practice. mmmm,, healthy.
State vaguely with the intent to deceive. Mitt Romney uses ..... language to avoid ever actually revealing anything about his budget plans....in fear that we might realize they aren't actually feasible. Prevaricate is a great synonym for this one.
To have mixed emotions. This is not the same as apathetic; because you actually have feelings on both sides as opposed to no feelings at all. I am feeling ...... towards the length of dress for my bridesmaids.
Diligent w/careful attention. I try to coach in a ..... fashion, taking everything into account in a pre-planned manner, as much as I can.
To flow the tide of. She .... the round of gossip spreading through the team by having them take a simple vote as to practice time.
Limited outlook or understanding. Her ..... reasoning of formation placement made it impossible for her to understand why she was placed in the back row.
Stop its growth. You have to .... that gossip right when it starts....nip it in the bud.
Disreputable. Though Kristen may boast a .... past, she is now a well intentioned stay at home momma.
Large quantity of. A .... of rats would make me vomit. Literally. That's gross.
Complicated. Some of my student blog questions were too .... for my high school students to accurately answer.
To be shy. His .... demeanor made it a challenge to get to know him at first.
Communicative and sociable. Though I would never refer to myself as ...., alcohol has truly helped me to learn how to be interesting and open.
Contemptible and ignoble. The 47% of the population that mooches off of the government is a .... ..... to be sure.
Drink in copiously- liquid or wisdom. The teacher .... her wisdom upon the pupil....who wasn't even listening. Oh well.
Become overwhelmed by too many things. I often feel ..... by the minutia of my daily schedule. Then I sing a little song and I'm ok.
Brilliant and lively. Me.
To limit; usually in the context of an opinion. I love coaching cheerleading, but I sure could do without all of the drama.
Cheap and pinching every penny. Negative connotation.
Careful about money, positive connotation. No one would ever call me ....., as I spend money frivolously on a routine basis.
Overly theatrical. Some of my athletes behave ...... when it really isn't necessary.
Object-show reluctance. When the team voted on practice time, she ..... when the group tried to change plans.
Modest and shy. The debutante played the role of a perfectly .... young lady.
Radiates bliss; holy.
Careless and routine. When your job boils down to a ..... attitude, you should know that it's time to move on.
Bossy and Domineering. Sometimes I give direction in a ..... way because asking nicely is getting us nowhere.
Very poor. The ..... in America make up the 47% Mitt Romney is so repulsed by. A Very nice thing to publicly state.
Feel anger over a perceived injustice. Que felt ..... towards the remark I made, as innocuous as it was. This injustice was perceived only within her mind.
Complete and utter. Mitt Romney is an ..... fool and I would cringe wholeheartedly should he ever be elected as my president.
Wandering path. With such ..... behavior and hapless commentary, how could he ever make a good president?
Cunning and wily; the opposite of innocent refers to artless. Neither refer to art itself. A very ..... way to define a term.
Censor- remove objectionable material. The racy scenes in the movie were quickly ...... to allow its showing on the big screen. Meanwhile, they remained intact for the DVD version.
Remove completely from the record. I wish someone would ...... the silly act from his record so he could move on with his life. Or we could just leave him in a quandary forever. That's cool too.
To express strong disapproval of. Many republicans came out to publicly ...... the comments made by Romney as they would do nothing to bolster votes or the party image.
Move slow in a labored fashion. When Dutchess was near her end, the intensity of her pain was evident in the ...... way she limped around the room. My poor baby.
Impossible to fathom. How long would it take you to drive around the world? Right. That's .......
A word derived from a person's name.
A word derived from a person's name. From the Odyssey, means to bully.
A word derived from a person's name. Means to tout one's group as better than another.
A word derived from a person's name. Wildly idealistic.
A word derived from a person's name. Cries in public for no good reason.
A word derived from a person's name. Blind optimism. Negative connotation.
A word derived from a person's name. Misuse of a word (ie flamingo for flamenco).
A word derived from a person's name. A Traitor.
A word derived from a person's name. Intricate and complicated.
A word derived from a person's name. To shock into action.
Very versatile. You may regard Heath Ledger as a protean actor as he was able to adapt from silly chick flicks, to serious cowboy love, to dangerous evil joker.
Haughty and disdainful. You raise your eyebrows (cilia) to look down at someone in a disdainful way. Oh yes, you are so much better than them.
Having to do with clothing. There was a muscle tailors would cross when they worked on clothes and so the word comes from this...
Gloomy and morose. Early astrologists believed this planet to be dark and gloomy.
Ephemeral or fleeting. Someone who changes their opinion or mood quickly.
Dull, insipid, and lacking flavor. Bright Eyes has a song about jejune stars.
Constantly irritable and ready to bite off someone's head.
Cheerful and optimistic. Blood is rushing to your face as you are filled with positive energy!
Strict disciplinarian- the one holding all of the strings. This is an example of an eponym.
Hater of mankind- ten times worse than a sour curmudgeon.
Express disapproval of, though with a mild degree of fondness.
Ill-tempered and violent woman. You do not want one to go off on you!
An amalgamate of different schools of thought. A religion that combines bits and pieces of other religions into a new one.
Narrow minded- limited view set. Such as from the parish.
Someone or something that is the source of one's hatred. Petty issues and lack of dedication are anathema to my very core.
Violate or destroy a sacred place. You cannot however desecrate a person...
Renunciation of one's faith. I wonder if this works too if you renounce your country and its values...
Holier than thou attitude. My favorite kind of people.
One who destroys holy images.
Wrong doing by a politician or public official.
Perversion related to the field of politics. Similar to lecherous.
Caught up in a scandal.
Terribly evil; remember this was used in Midsummer Night's Dream.
To offer something up. Legal tender.
To suggest something subtly. She tried to intimate to him what she really wanted to eat, but he didn't care.
To fleece is to deceive.
Wax is to increase, while wane is to decrease, as in my love for chocolate is waning with time.
Corrupt. Not as severe a lecherous, but evil still the same.
The most severe form of evil-- downright wicked and evil.
Extremely stingy and miserly. Negative connotation.
In poverty- not having any money
Synonym for impecunious; not having any money
Unable to pay off your debts
Spend recklessly almost to the point of immorality. Governments can often be accused of profligating the nation's funds.
To squander or waste one's wealth. IE the story of the son from the Bible.
Greed for money.
Similar to zenith, pinnacle, apex, and summit. Top of the mountain.
The lowest point of something-- at the nadir of one's career.
Similar to inauspicious. Inconvenient or unfavorable conditions.
Presumptuously arrogant; I'll stop before my humor becomes overweening.
Fierce, savage nature. Imagine the truculent trucker giving you the finger.
shock or dismay
Canned phrases; popular in social discourse.
Calm and pleasant; might fondly remember such days.
Harsh and bitter criticism
Becoming rigid and unresponsive.
Give public praise and attention to; treat like a celebrity
Relating to the countryside
diligently and with perserverence
not easily swayed- relentless
not backing down; incapable of being swayed
Unenlightened. In the dark literally, hahaha!
Unavoidable, as in a conclusion.
Philosophical idea that exists within one's own mind.
In a fixed state
risky or caustic
Confused or bewildered
bias in favor of something; preference or liking for something
Money or gifts given generously
fortified or invulnerable
pretense of toughness and bravery
To find fault with, usually on trivial matters
Mercy and forgiveness
An absolute quantity of
Treats art derisively
Focuses on matters not related to the spiritual world
To induce vomiting
Magical powers or properties
unwise. It is ..... to ignore how climate might affect your body and mood.
State of suspended physical activity
dark and dim
sharp and forthright; sour and bitter
generous or abundant; ..... in their praise of...
Sounds as sweet as honey. The voice of Ella Fitzgerald rings..... to the ears of multitudes.
Can refer broadly to something that has been used many times
something written about with great hostility
to write about with great hostility
Synonym to diatribe and tirade
Launch into a diatribe or tirade. Frothing at the mouth, this is only used in extreme cases.
mixture of two or more things
open and honest, as in government officials
series of images that appear as if they are from a dream; whether real or imagined, oooh spooky!
social and friendly
naive and innocent.
persuade someone that their belief is not valid
poking your nose into someone else's business
filled with courage or valor like a soldier on the battlefield
easily persuaded; someone cooperative who goes along with the program
weaken; taper off and become thinner
false statement meant to injure a person's reputation
to be in proportion or corresponding degree
someone lacking manners; unrefined and rude
clear and persuasive
like wary, means to be cautious
change in one's circumstances usually for the worse
minor and pardonable; venial sin
to flay with words; extremely harsh criticism
curse and hiss at someone
critical interpretation of a scholarly work
strongly urge on; encourage
someone's behavior is rude where respect is expected
an act so horrible or deplorable it leaves everyone aghast; something in excess of what is deemed tolerable
the outward appearance does not match up with reality; contradiction; false representation
to be moralizing, usually in a pompous sense
placate or appease someone to make them less angry
likely to espouse a controversial view; similar to biased though more controversial
relates to clarity of expression
to reveal or make known something, usually unintentionally
complain or fret over something
make objections while pleading
ability to foresee or predict
insolent or insulting language
accustomed to something unpleasant
increase power, status, or wealth of.
sharing a border
gullible. the opposite is skeptical.
openly disregard rules or convention. Mock....as in wedding traditions.
impulsive; acting without care.
fearless, adventurous. not giving into fears...
having an unemotional and calm disposition
having strong moral principles; uprightness. When someone _____ you, you tense up and stand straight. LOL
to make thin or less dense.
induces drowsiness or sleep
understood or implied without having to say so
incisive in expression or style. biting, poignant, vigorous. keen.
Great power, influence, or prowess
repeal, rescind, annul, do away with
intrusively enthusiastic; meddlesome
soothe, appease, mitigate, calm
self-evident; based on accepted principles
exonerate; free from guilt or blame
urgent, demanding, pressing
express protest of; thunder, boom!
evade, prevent, avoid...often purposefully so
acute perception; keen awareness
practicing strict self denial
cheerful and full of energy; exuberant!
full of mystery
attempting to avoid notice; stealth
in the initial stage of; beginning to happen
state of quietness or inactivity
opinionated. peremptory. laying down strongly held opinions as incontrovertible facts.
commonplace; banal. lacks significance due to overuse.
belief system based on pleasure as the only truth.
leadership or dominance of one group over another
lying; untruthfulness. perhaps opposite to veracity.
priggish. makes a big display of knowing knowledge.....hmmmm
terse. concise. succinct. to the point of what's central.
spite. bitterness. holding long seeded resentment
renounce. reject. deny the truth of.
excessive amount of something, you glutton!
obedient to a degree of fawning
cure-all; similar to an elixir
statements lacking thought or meaning; empty used in social discourse
plotting or scheming
steady flow of speech; turning on a an axis
wise and prudent
trying desperately to win the affection of others
something is at risk
deceit used in order to achieve one's goal. artifice, ruse, trick.
unconcerned, nonchalant attitude
lacks proper concern. unconcerned
define or mark off clearly
remove oneself (used in the context of a judge)
someone with a superficial understanding of the arts
someone who makes up stories
someone who is learned in many fields
contrived and done so in an artificial manner with affectation
behavior or speech that is artificial and designed to impress
secondary meaning: to grasp or understand
combine into one (ideas, texts, etc)
quickness or speediness
audacity. boldness. rashness.
producing the desired result
reticent. reserved. uncommunicative.
uncertainty or hesitancy
offense or annoyance
sag, droop, decline
turn frightened; lose courage
renounce or reject; to avoid
acme or zenith; culmination
speed or alacrity
rebellious or insubordinate
aimless or random
oppose or contradict
noisily and stubbornly defiant. aggressively boisterous