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urbane
adj. Her URBANE manners and wit made her the ideal guest. (suave, sophisticated)
bellicose
adj. The refugees seemed remarkably BELLICOSE for people seeking aslyum to the U.S.(warlike, hostile)
skeptical
adj. He was SKEPTICAL about the advertisement's claims(doubting, questioning)
complacent
adj. Considering all her mistakes, she is surpisingly COMPLACENT. (smug, self-satisfied)
precursor
noun. The President claimed his PRECURSOR in the white house had also had bad luck with inflation. (one who proceeds or goes before someone or something else)
benediction
noun. After the long drought, the rain fell like a BENEDICTION.(blessing)
ben-good
ion-adj
haggard
adj. The kinapping victim looked HAGGARD after being kept in prison for three days.(appearing worn out, appearing exhausted, appearing sick)
hag-an old bedraggled witch
nebulous
adj. His ideas seemed too NEBULOUS to be taken seriously.(indistinct)
ebullient
adj. The team was EBULLIENT after winning the final game of the season. (filled with excitement, enthusiasm)
connoisseur
noun. The famous critic was a CONNOISSEUR of food and wine. (expert in matters of taste)
negligible
adj. Luckily, the damage was NEGLIGIBLE. (trifling, of no importance, hardly noticeable)
-ible/-able adjective
vanguard
noun. Her work was in the VANGUARD of modern art. (leading position in the army, trend or movement; ahead of others artistically or intellectually)
slovenly
adj. They were criticized for their SLOVENLY ways. (untidy, messy, careless)
-ly
maim
verb. She was permanently MAIMED in the ski accident (mutilate, cripple)
indigenous
adj. It would be nice if pandas were INDIGENOUS to the United States instead of China. (native, living naturally in an area)
noxious
adj. The NOXIOUS fumes overcame the fireman. (harmful to health)
propitious
adj. the convict decided that it was a PROPITIOUS time to climb over the wall. (favorable)
subtle
adj. We were manipulated in a SUBTLE way. (not obvious)
Hers was a SUBTLE philosophy. (requiring mental sharpness)
virulent
adj. The VIRULENT disease spread quickly. (poisonous, harmful)
abstruse
adj. His books were considered ABSTRUSE even by other scholars. (difficult to understand, complex)