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Sight Words by Hatice Oncel
brusque gruff, rude, bluff
clemency In order to show clemency (merciful), the judge reduced the fine to one dollar.
decadence Corruption, deterioration, a period of decline.
eloquent effective in expressing meaning by speech, persuasive, convincing, moving.
exemplary Excellent, Serving as a warning, given an exemplary punishment..
fledgling Untrained, a fledgling company, a young bird just fledged
heist a robbery or burglary, steal
incessant Ceaseless, endless, continual
incidental Minor, occurring merely by chance or without intention or calculation.
indefatigable Untiring, an indefatigable worker
jargon Specialized language
lampoon Spoof, a harsh satire usually directed against an individual
levity Merriness, lack of steadiness, changeableness
misanthrope A hater, a person who hates or distrusts humankind
nonchalance Coolness, unconcern
progeny Descendents, offspring, outcome, product, a body of followers
querulous complaining regularly, peevish, discontented, whining, cross, a querulous voice
reproach condemnation, blame, accuse; reprove, rebuke, discredit, disgrace
respite A vacation, time off, a period of temporary delay
stoic Unflinching, not affected by pain or distress
substantiate To support, confirm, prove, to give a substance, embody, verify, substantiate a charge
supplant Replace, to take the place of and serve as a substitute for especially by reason of superior excellence or power
vacillate To waver, hesitate, fluctuate, oscillate
voracious Hungry, a voracious reader
writhe To bend, twist, writhed to the music
affinity Fondness, liking, attraction, likeness based on relationship or causal connection
brevity Shortness of duration or expression, conciseness
coalesce Mix, blend, to cause to unite
copious Many, a copious talker, copious food and drink, a copious harvest, a copious references to other writers
dearth Shortage, lack, scarcity, a death of evidence, famine
dispassionate Calm, impartial, a dispassionate critic, a dispassionate approach to an issue
effervescent Energetic, high-spirited, bubble, foam as gas escapes, to show liveliness or exhilaration
exuberance abundance, plenty; high spirits, youthful exuberance, An exuberant act or expression
frivolous Silly, a frivolous lawsuit, lacking in seriousness
hackneyed Lacking in freshness or originality, trite, hackneyed slogans..
insolvent Bankrupt, an insolvent estate
Although the patient is usually morose (unhappy), she seems happy today morose
opulence Wealth, abundance, profusion
parsimonious Stingy, sparing, restrained, frugal to the point of stinginess
peripheral Of minor importance or relevance, good peripheral vision, peripheral equipment
prodigal Extravagant, wasteful, profuse, the prodigal prince
sagacious Wise, shrewd, sagacious judge of character
surreptitious Sneaking, secret, a surreptitious glance
torpor Dullness, lethargy, apathy, dullness
unassailable Strong, an unassailable argument
unobtrusive Not readily noticeable, inconspicious
unscathed Unharmed, wholly unharmed, not injured
voluminous Large, a voluminous literature on the subject.
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