Avaricious Adjective Greedy My avaricious puppy Maya always tries to steal Macy’s food.
Discontent Adjective Unhappy with one’s circumstances Maya was discontent when I put her in her kennel without a toy.
Insatiable Adjective Impossible to satisfy Maya has an insatiable hunger for peanut butter.
Onerous Adjective Especially burdensome I dread the onerous task of clipping Maya’s nails.
Palliative Adjective Relieving pain without dealing with the real cause (band-aid for something that needs stitches) We took palliative measures to stop Maya from digging, like saying “no,” but knew we needed to find a real solution.
Respite Noun A short break from something unpleasant When Maya falls asleep, I get a respite from her craziness.
Demeanor Noun Outward behavior or attitude When Maya can tell my husband has an irritable demeanor, she usually avoids him.
Imperturbable Adjective Unable to be upset or excited When she has a bone, Maya is imperturbable.
Mutilate Verb Inflict injury on When she gets a new toy, Maya promptly mutilates it.
Asceticism Noun Severe self-discipline, avoidance of indulgence Maya loves food so much that she will never master asceticism.