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1. PLIANT \PLY-uht\adjective
Etymology: Middle English, from Old French, present participle of plier, to fold, bend, from Latin plicre. OTHER FORMS: ptian-cy, pliant-ness —NOUN pliant ly —ADVERB
1. Easily bent or flexed; pliable.
2. Easily altered or modified to fit conditions; adaptable3. Yielding readily to influence or domination; compliant.
HIATUS \hia a tes\ noun Latin hitus, from past participle of hire, to gape. \OTHER FORMS: hi-atal (-tl) —ADJECTIVE
. A gap or interruption in space, time, or continuity; a break
contemptuous /Ken temp chu es/ adj-- other forms
con.temptu.ous.ness---noun from L uncertain origin
manifesting or feeling scorn
after we got yelled at we felt contemptuous
CONTRITE \KON-tryt; kuhn-TRYT\ adj c.1300 (contrition), from L. contritus, out, ground to pieces," pp. of L. conterere "to grinc com- "together" + terere "to rub."
1. Deeply affected with grief and regret for done wrong; penitent; as, "a contrite sinn
2. Expressing or arising from contrition; as, words."
INCREDULOUS From Latin incrduhis: in-, not; believing
\in kreh je les\ adjective
in-credu-lous-ly —ADVERB
in.credu-lous ness —NOUN
• 1. Skeptical; disbelieving: incredulous of stc about flying saucers.
2. Expressive of disbelief:
When Jessica said that my performance at the karaoke bar had been incredible, 1 was incredulous." I hope Jessica was using "incredible" in dte casual sense of "unbel good" but I knew 1 used "incredulous" to "unbelieving, skeptical," which is the only; standard usage for this word.
TACIT \tae sihlV adjective
Latin tacitus, silent, past participle of tacre, to be silent
1 . Not spoken: indicated tacit approval by smiling and, winking.
2. Implied by or inferred from actions or statements: Management has given its tacit approval to the plan. b. Law Arising by operation of the law rather than through direct expression.
3. Archaic Not speaking; silent
BLATANT \bie tent\ adjective
OTHER FORMS; blatan cy —NOUN blatanHy — ADVERB
Latin blatre, to blab (on the model of words such as rampant)
1. Unpleasantly loud and noisy
2. Usage Problem Totally or offensively conspicuous or obtrusive: a blatant lie.
MALEVOLENT \me leh ve lhnt\ adjective
OTHER FORMS: ma levolent-ly —ADVERB
Latin malevoms, malevolent-.
1. Having or exhibiting ill will: wishing harm to others; malicious.
2. Having an evil or harmful influence: malevolent .stars.
SOLEMNITY \so lem ni lyVnoun
as solempnete, from Latin sollemnitas.
1 . The state or character of being solemn: earnestness; gravity: impress! veness: the solemnity of a slate funeral.
2. Often, solemnities. A grave observance. ceremonial proceeding, or special formality: the solemnities of Easter.
indignant/ihn dig nent adj
in dignant ly adverb
latin indignns, indignant, present participle of indignr, to be indignant unworthy
feeling, characterized by,,,,,,,or expressing strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting or base