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noncommittal
noncommittal
non-kuh-mit-l
NOT COMMITTED - NOT YES/NOT NO
1.not involving committal, to a particular view, course, or the like: The senator gave us a noncommittal answer.
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Synonyms: careful, cautious, fence-sitting,
Antonyms: decisive
concession
TO GIVE UP - ADMITTED TO BE TRUE
1. the act of conceding or yielding, as a right, a privilege, or a point or fact in an argument: He made no concession to caution.
Synonyms: acknowledgment, adjustment, allowance, surrender
Antonyms: fighting, protest
penchant
penchant
[pen-chuhnt]
REALLY LIKE IT
1: a penchant for outdoor sports.
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Definition: fondness
Synonyms: bias, eyes for, inclination, liking
emaciated
emaciate
[i-mey-shee-eyt]
VERY SKINNY
1.abnormally lean or thin by a gradual wasting away of flesh.
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Definition: undernourished
Synonyms: bony, gaunt, skeleton-like, skinny,
Antonyms: beefy, fat, heavy, obese, overweight, plump
dubious
dubious
[doo-bee-uhs]
QUESTIONABLE - DOUBTFUL
doubtful wavering or hesitating in opinion; inclined to doubt.
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Synonyms: arguable, chancy, debatable, diffident, Antonyms: certain, definite
meticulous
me·tic·u·lous
[muh-tik-yuh-luhs]
PERFECTION - EXTRA EFFORT FOR SOMETHING EASY
1. taking or showing extreme care about minute details; precise; thorough: a meticulous craftsman; meticulous personal appearance.
Perfection - Very Carefully
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Definition: detailed
Synonyms: accurate, cautious, conscientious, nitpicking*, painstaking, particular, perfectionist, Antonyms: careless, sloppy
maverick
mav·er·ick
[mav-er-ik, mav-rik]
–noun 1. Southwestern U.S. an unbranded calf, cow, or steer, esp. an unbranded calf that is separated from its mother.
2. a lone dissenter, as an intellectual, an artist, or a politician, who takes an independent stand apart from his or her associates.
3. (initial capital letter) an electro-optically guided U.S. air-to-ground tactical missile for destroying tanks and other hardened targets at ranges up to 15 mi. (24 km).
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Main Entry: maverick
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: radical
Synonyms: bohemian, dissenter, extremist, malcontent, nonconformist, radical
Antonyms: conformist
disdainfully
dis·dain·ful
[dis-deyn-fuhl]
Dislike
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Main Entry: disdainful
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: scornful
Synonyms: aloof, indifferent, superior, Antonyms: admiring, praising, respectful, reverential
raucous
rau·cous
[raw-kuhs]
Rowdy - Loud - Obnoxious
rowdy; disorderly: a raucous party.
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Definition: noisy
Synonyms: blaring, blatant, braying, loud, piercing, Antonyms: quiet, soft
temerity
te·mer·i·ty
[tuh-mer-i-tee]
reckless boldness; rashness.
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Synonyms: assurance, audacity, boldness, forwardness,
Antonyms: care, caution, cowardice
monotonous
mo·not·o·nous
[muh-not-n-uhs]
the same but boring, lacking in variaty.
1.lacking in variety; tediously unvarying: the monotonous flat scenery.
2. characterizing a sound continuing on one note.
3. having very little inflection; limited to a narrow pitch range.
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blah blah blah*, boring, colorless, monotone, repetitious, repetitive, same, samely
Antonyms: interesting
tarpaulin
tar·pau·lin
[tahr-paw-lin]
Tarp, canvas covering
–noun 1. a protective covering of canvas or other material waterproofed with tar, paint, or wax.
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Synonyms: awning cloth, tenting
chignon
chi·gnon[sheen-yon]
Hair Twist
a large, smooth twist, roll, or knot of hair, worn by women at the nape of the neck or the back of the head.
morosely
mo·rose·ly,[muh-ros-i-tee]
Synonyms 1. moody,gloomy
Antonyms 1. cheerful.
amiable
a·mi·a·ble
[ey-mee-uh-buhl]
1. having or showing pleasant, good-natured personal qualities
2. friendly; sociable: an amiable greeting; an amiable gathering.
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Definition: friendly
Synonyms: buddy-buddy*, charming, cheerful, cordial, cozy, delightful, downright neighborly*, friendly, genial,
Antonyms: antisocial, disagreeable, hateful, mean, rude, surly, unfriendly
furrowed
Deep Wrinkles
To make long, narrow, shallow trenches in; plow.
To form grooves or deep wrinkles in.
undaunted
un·daunt·ed
[uhn-dawn-tid
DONT GIVE UP, DETERMINED
1. undismayed; not discouraged; not forced to abandon purpose or effort: undaunted by failure.
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Definition: brave
Synonyms: bold, courageous, fearless,
Antonyms: cowardly, shrinking
pensively
pen·sive
[pen-siv]
THOUGHTFULLY
1. dreamily or wistfully thoughtful: a pensive mood.
2. expressing or revealing thoughtfulness, usually marked by some sadness: a pensive adagio.
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Synonyms: attentive, blue,