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adamant
unshakable or insistent especially in maintaining a position or opinion
synonym = unyielding, inflexible
incarcerate
to put in prison
the diseased man was incarcerated in an isolated building because people were scared that he would fatally infect others.
liturgy
a rite or body of rites prescribed for public worship
the liturgy of the church of...
repertoire
a supply of skills, devices, or expedients; amount, supply
an endless repertoire of summer clothes
pedantic
unimaginative; pedestrian; narrowly, stodgily, and often ostentatiously learned
without imagination..
equine
relating to horses, horselike
his equine smell was nasty, i could never be around him for too long because it was like horse poop.
equivocal
ambiguous, intentionally confusing, capable of being interpreted many ways
his answers are often equivocal, but i'm not sure if that's intended or not.
ersatz
serving as a substitute; synthetic, artificial
liking the other guy was ersatz of me, because inside i knew that i liked that one person.
Tacit
implied but not actually expressed
By not saying that we couldn’t go to the concert, our parents gave us tacit approval to go.
ethereal
heavenly, light, insubstantial
he made me feel so ethereal at times that i forgot who i was.
etymology
the study of words and their meanings
etymology test. roAR.
euphonious
pleasant-sounding, opposite of cacophonous; melodious
opp. of cacophonous: harshness in the sound of words or phrases
evanescent
fleeting, vanishing, happening only for the briefest period
the candle light was so evanscent that it felt like there was barely any light at all.
evince
to demonstrate convincingly; to prove
he evinced the unbelieving girl that he was boyfriend material by taking her to disneyland.
execrate
to curse, denounce
she was so angry at the salesclerk that she even execrated his ancestors.
exhume
to unbury; to dig out of the ground
they made plans to exhume the corpse because they heard that the last golden coin was buried with it.
exonerate
to free completely from blame
:vindicated
expeditious
prompt, speedy; to expedite
expedite MAIL... WOOOO it costs moreeeee...... cha chingg.
expiate
to make amends, to atone
he wanted to expiate his sins by praying constantly, you have to acknowledge his devotion at the least...
expunge
to erase, obliterate, to blot out
i wanted to expunge these feelings last night because i was so sick and tired of feeling like a lovesick girl.
facile
fluent, skillful in a superficial way
facile tears
fecund
fertile, productive
i must become a more fecund student when i'm at home. i procrastinate way too much.
fervent
having intense feeling, enthusiastic; fervid
:marked by extreme passion
feign
to pretend; to make a false representation of something
she feigned sleep. she was being nosy.
flaccid
soft and limp
his arms were disgustingly flaccid after the car accident.
florid
very fancy, usually refers to intangible objects
florid speech
flout
to disregard something or someone out of disrespect
how can you flout me like this? i like you so much, but all you do is ignore me.
ford
the shallow part of a river; to cross a river at the shallow part
the water ford allowed me to walk easily through it without getting completely wet.
forensics
the art or study of argumentation and formal debate
forensics science is the study of debating over.. well.. science.. i presume? relating to or dealing with the application of scientific knowledge to legal problems
fortuitous
accidental, occurring by chance
the fortuitous confession of his caught me by surprise, i had no expectation of him liking me.
fracas
a big fight
FRAAAAAACkAAAAAAS.. ROAR~
furrow
a narrow groove made in the ground; to make wrinkles in the face
he furrowed his brows in confusion when i told him that i liked him.
gaffe
a social blunder, an embarrassing mistake, a faux pas
like OMG. that dress she wore was such a gaffe! everyone thought it looked horrid.
galvanize
to startle into sudden activity; to revitalize
the ringing phone galvanized everyone at the office to resume their original work before that awkward silence occurred.
.gastronomy
the art of eating well
mom should know gastronomy best, since she has raised so many children up in her life...
Mundane
commonplace; ordinary
I’m sick of leading such a mundane existence--I do the same thing every day.
dilettante
an admirer or lover of the arts
dilettare to delight
infirmity
the condition of being feeble
FRAILTY
introspection
a reflective looking inward
an examination of one's own thoughts and feelings
Immutable
not able to be changed
I couldn’t change my brother’s mind about borrowing his car; he was immutable on the subject.
Tenuous
having little substance or strength; shaky; flimsy
Her grasp on reality is tenuous at best; she’s not even sure about what year it is.