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AEGIS (n)
(1) Protection
(2) Sponsorship; partronage
A Child under the aegis of the courts.
AUTONOMOUS (adj)
(1) Not controlled by others or outside forces
(2) Independent in mind of judgement; self-directed.
The autonomous man remained in his home despite the tornado heading for his town.
CLANDESTINE (adj)
Kept or done in secret, often to conceal an illicit or improper purpose.
The child lied to his parents about smoking, and kept doing this clandestine deed.
DIFFIDENT (adj)
lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy, timid.
The diffident young man did not want to order his own food, for he was afraid he'd make a fool of himself.
ESOTERIC (adj)
Meant for or understood by only a specific group.
As the man stared at the esoteric political cartoon, he tried to convince himself that it truly didn't make sense, not that he just wasn't smart enough to understand it.
GAMBOL (v)
To leap about playfully; frollic.
After winning the lottery the 81 year old woman gamboled gleefully around the gas station.
IMPERIOUS (adj)
(1) Arrogantly domineering or overbeating
(2)urgent; pressing
JETTISON (v)
To cast off overboard.
While the crooks were being chased by the police in their car, they jettisoned their hostages in order to gain speed.
MIASMA (n)
(1) a noxious atmosphere or influence
(2) A poisonous atmosphere.
The North Hollywood High School area is a miasma for the HGM students due to the drug influences surrounding them.
ONEROUS (adj)
(1) Troublesome or oppressive; burdensom
(2) Entailing obligations that exeed advantages.
The onerous task of repairing the house after the tornado took a toll on my body, leaving me weak and sick by the end of the project.
PONDEROUS (adj)
(1) having great weight
(2) unwieldly from weight and bulk.
RECALCITRANT (adj)
Marked by stubburn resistance to and defiance of authority or guidance.
SCOURGE (n)
A source of widespread dreadful affliction and devastation such as that of war.
SURMISE (v)
To infer; to guess
During the game show, the man would hit the button then tried to randomly surmise an answer.
UNWONTED (adj)
(1) Not habitual or ordinary; unusual
(2) Not accustomed; unused.