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dejected
depressed, disheartened
down and out
abject
lacking all self-respect, contemptible
very miserable, wretched
Rodney Dangerfield
conjecture
The act of forming an opinion from incomplete evidence, guesswork
A statement based on guesswork.
wondering
injection
The acto of forcing something, generally a liquid or a gas into something else.
getting a shot
subjective
Taking place within an individual's mind rather than the external environment, personal.
personal choice
jetty
A pier or other structure projecting into a body of water, a wharf
The rocks we walked on in Florida with Granpa Larry
objectionable
Arousing disapproval, offensive
bad smell
projectile
An object, such as a bullet or an arrow that is thrown, fired or otherwise launched through space.
BB gun
reject
To refuse to accept, use , grant, or consider.
To fail to give affection
To throw out or discard
turn away
affix
A word element such as prefix or suffix that is attached to a base stem or root.
attachment
coinage
the invention of new words
frendle
colloquial
used in or suitable to spoken language or to writing that imitates speech
malapropism
the use of a word sounding somewhat like the one intended but humorously wrong in the context
Polo Bear
acronym
A word formed from the initial letters of a name or by combining initial letters or parts of a series of words.
USA United States of America
onomatopoeia
the formation or use of a word that imitates or resembles what it stands for
buzz or hiss
palindrome
a word or phrase or sentence that reads the same backward or forward
A man, a plan, a canal, Panama.
simile
a figure of speech in which two essentially unlike things are compared
hungry as a bear
portmanteau word
a word formed by merging the sounds and meanings of two different words.
slithy from slimy and lithe
spoonerism
an accidental but humorous distortion of words in a phrase formed by interchanging the initial sounds.
the tons of soil rather than the sons of toil.
diligence
constant and earnest effort to accomplish a task, careful attention
studying chemistry requires diligence because you have to memorize lots of formulas
trajectory
The path made by a moving body or particle, especially the flight path of a missle.
the contrail shows this
foresight
the ability to see what is likely to happen and to prepare for it accordingly.
fortunetellers have this.
meticulous
extremely careful and precise
brain surgery
minutiae
minor or trivial details
read the small print
selective
careful in choosing, particular, discriminating
very picky
systematic
having a system or method, or plan, carried out in a step-by-step procedure.
The countdown of a rocket.
civililty
politness, courtesy
an act or expression of courtesy
action of two debaters towards each other.
demeanor
the way in which one behaves or conducts oneself
the way one acts
foolhardy
foolishly bold or daring, rash
bungee jumping without measuring the height
glib
performing or performed with careless, often thoughtless, ease
marked by quickness or fluency
smooth talker. used car salesman
ignoble
not having a noble character or purpose
common
a liar or thief
unseemly
not in good taste, improper, unbecoming
rude
beguile
to deceive, trick
to amuse, delight
to pass(time)pleasantly
enchanted by someone
fastidious
difficult to satisfy or please, exacting
covers all details
judicious
having or exhibiting sound judgement, sensible or wise.
select facts carefully
mores
the accepted customs and rules of behaviour of a particular social group.
attitudes about proper behaviour.
customs
provincial
characteristic of people or things away from the capital of a country.
limited in range or thinking, uninformed, unsophisticated.
the Beverly Hillbilly's behaviour
prudent
exercising caution, good judgment, or common sense in handling practical matters.
a Judge has this.
punctilious
attentive to the finer points of etiquette and formal conduct, very careful and exact.
you always send thank-you cards if you're this way.
decorum
appropriateness of behavior or conduct, propriety.
manners