50 terms

2651~2700

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nocturnal
active at night⇔diurnal
monogamous
being married to only one person at a particular time
thrifty
careful about spending money and not wasting things; frugal
gauche
unsophisticated and socially awkward
horrid
causing horror or extremely unpleasant; unhorrible
obliging
very willing to help; helpful, accommodating
detached
not influenced by other people or your feelings; impartial
mawkish
sentimental in a feeble way; maudlin, saccharine
evanescent
abnormally thin and weak; gaunt, skinny
conversant
have good knowledge about sth; familliar
emaciated
abnormally thin and weak, gaunt, skinny
supercilious
looking down on other people, contemptuous
hackneyed
used too often and therefore boring; overused
jocular
humorous and enjoying making people laugh; funny
polemical
inclined to argue or debate; controversial
heathen
not belonging to Christianity: pagan
hallowed
very respected and considered holly; sacred, sacrosanct
sumptuous
very expensive and looking very impressive; lavish, luxurious
homely
1) not beautiful and unattractive; ugly
2) warm and friendly as if you were in your own home; cozy
untoward
unfavorable and inappropriate; unfortunate
hectic
very busy and full of activity
episodic
happening occasionally and at irregular intervals
vacuous
lacking intelligence and feelings; insane
refractory
behaving badly and difficult and control
nauseous
making you feel like vomiting; queasy
pernicious
very harmful but not easily noticed; detrimental
uncanny
strange and mysterious; eerie
minuscule
extremely small
buxom
(of woman) attractive with large breasts
bespoke
made specially to individual order; custom-made
serene
calm and peaceful
duplicitous
deceitful, acting in two different ways about the same matter
ersatz
artificial and not as good as the real product; substitute, fake
hazy
not clear because of haze or a lack of memory
potent
powerful and having a strong effect
pedantic
showing off your academic learning too much
unabashed
not ashamed or embraced; bold
magnanimous
generous and forgiving toward and enemy or rival
nefarious
extremely wicked; iniquitous
indolent
lazy, not wanting to work; idle, shiftless
obsequious
obeying sb in overly attentive manner, servile
ebullient
full of energy and excitement; exuberant
dogmatic
too confident of your opinions or belief; opinionated
raucous
sounding loud and harsh; rowdy, strident
excruciating
extremely painful; agonizing, severe, exacting
loath
not willing to do sth
callow
young and inexperienced
overblown
overdone or excessive; exaggerated
delectable
extremely delicious; palatable
antediluvian
very old-fashioned; antiquated