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redəsənt, adjective; not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily. Example: "she was extremely reticent about her personal affairs" Similar: silent, private, quiet.
efərˈvesəns, noun; bubbles in a liquid; fizz, sparkle.
"the effervescence of sparkling wine"
1.(of an animal or force of nature) fierce, violent, and uncontrolled.
2.(of something bad or negative) very great; severe.
Similar: fierce, ferocious, terrible, awful
prəˈräɡədiv, noun; a right or privilege exclusive to a particular individual or class. Similar: entitlement, right, privilege,advantage,immunity.
noun: a feeling of irritation or resentment resulting from a slight, especially to one's pride. Similar: irritation, annoyance, resentment, anger.
1. stimulate (interest or curiosity). Similar: Stimulate, arouse, provoke, awaken, excite.
2. feel irritated or resentful. "she was piqued by his curtness" Similar: irritate, annoy, upset, bother.
1. breed specimens of (a plant or animal) by natural processes from the parent stock.
2.spread and promote (an idea, theory, etc.) widely.
Similar: spread, pass on, breed, grow, cultivate.
1. a tube or lip projecting from a container, through which liquid can be poured.
"a teapot with a chipped spout"
2. a stream of liquid issuing from somewhere with great force. "the tall spouts of geysers"
Similar: nozzle, lip
ˈspen(d)ˌTHrift, noun; a person who spends money in an extravagant, irresponsible way. "Putt was a spendthrift and a heavy gambler" Similar: big spender, waster.
maɡˈnanəməs, adjective; generous or forgiving, especially toward a rival or less powerful person.
"she should be magnanimous in victory" Similar: generous, charitable, beneficent, big-hearted.
yo͞oˈfôrēə, noun; a feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness. "the euphoria of success will fuel your desire to continue training" Similar: job, happiness, excitement.
inˈefəb(ə)l, adjective; too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words. "the ineffable natural beauty of the Everglades" Similar: inexpressible, indescribable, beyond description.
a wood framed platform that is commonly attached directly to your home.
is usually cement slab in the backyard right up against the house.
is most commonly a covered deck with screen for walls.
kôrtˌSHip, noun; behavior designed to persuade someone to marry or develop a romantic relationship with one. "he was eventually successful in his patient courtship of Dorothy" Similar: wooing, pursuit, dating.
/əˈfekSH(ə)n, noun; a gentle feeling of fondness or liking. Similar: feeling, endearment, fondness.
id est or that is
ˈkərlēˌkyo͞o noun; a decorative curl or twist in calligraphy or in the design of an object.
"the wide bridge was decorated with gilded wrought-iron curlicues"
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