Perfunctory Automatic or unthinking After turning on the switch, the contraption began to move perfunctorily, at a slow, monotonous pace.
Meticulous Taking extreme care, thorough, or precise To install the roof, measure meticulously and cut, snip, or saw off each piece.
Lament V.Tr To express grief To regret V.Intr To grieve audibly To express sorrow N. A feeling of sorrow/regret A song or poem expressing grief After finding out finding out her dog died, Jenna screamed, cried, and lamented leaving for vacation.
Paraphernalia Furnishings used in or necessary for a particular activity; equipment In all of my excitement, happiness and bliss, I bought table tennis paraphernalia instead of court tennis equipment.
Despotic dictator In the manga called Naruto, the ninjas can’t accept defeat in fear of a mean, evil, and despotic new leader named Madara.
Tangible real, concrete Lily, who was only 5 years old, was considered an outcast because she lacked an imagination and could only think about things that were tangible and in front of her.
Sensuous Gratifying to the senses Max, who was a notorious player, licked his lips in excitement once he saw the young women walking sensuously toward him.
Prima Donna In the hit TV show Power Puff Girls, Princess, who was a rich girl, acts like a prima donna because she wants to be the leader of the group. Diva or someone who has or wants the lead role
Garrulous Talkative, wordy Tammy, who was best friends with Kim, always complained to her boyfriend how Kim had a garrulous personality and talked her ear off!
Syntax The way words are arranged On every test, homework, or any other assignment, Mr. Abrams wants perfect syntax when writing.
Sagacity Sagacious (adj.) Wisdom Never before had I ever felt such confidence, joy, and sagacity while taking a test until now. Athena
Ravenous Extremely hungry Intensely eager Extremely greedy for satisfaction After working during the sunny, hot, and long day, John was ravenous for anything edible.
Parsimonious Frugal, stingy, tightfisted My mother, who always tries to find a way to save, is very parsimonious when giving me money.
Virulent High deadly The Akita Inu, which is a Japanese guard dog, is so dangerous and virulent that if you dare try to harm its owner, you are dead in less then 10 seconds.