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bucolic
The scene was bucolic
So we started to frolic
In our feet so bare
Oops! There are cow chips there.
pastoral, typical of farms and rural life
burgeon
Madonn's career burgeoned as soon as she changed the title of her unsuccessful song "Like a Burgeon."
to grow, sprout, flourish
cantankerous

"Bloody screaming sea dogs, I can't anchor us!" the cantankerous captain cried.
ill-natured, quarrelsome, cranky
corpulent

The corpulent corporal gave up eating for Lent.
obese, having a fat body
demur
demure
The demure French poodle demurred at the Saint Bernard's drooling in public.
demur -to object mildly
demure - shy, reserved
diaphanous

Her diaphanous dinner dress caused much discussion.
translucent; gossamer
emaciated

In May she ate it, but now it's June and she's still emaciated.
excessively thin, weak
esoteric

Now you are one of the few poeple who knows this esoteric word.
known only by a few people
exigent
Mary said it was exigent that she find a sexy gent to take her to the prom.
urgent. requiring immediate attention
fecund
"Feh! Couldn't you do without all this smelly manure?" Slick asked Farmer Brown. "No, we need it to make the soil fecund.
fertile
fetid

I am proud to have fetid feet that smell of feta cheese.
smelly
foment

When your foe warned you not to foment the army against him, your foe meant he was afraid of getting his butt kicked.
to stir up, agitate, INCITE (Think: When you stir something up, it foams.)
frenetic

When the pilot and the fllight attendant became frenzied, the passengers became frenetic.
frenzied; frantic; freaked out
gossamer

Let's go somewhere where I can slip into something a little more gossamer." said the Victoria's Secret model.
light, delicate, or insubstantial
grimace

"Things look grim as long as there is a knife at my throat" the victim thought, grimacing with fear.
verb - to make a twisted facial expression
noun - a twisted facial expression
imperious

The emperor was imperious.
domineering
inchoate

His plan to trek to Saudi Arabia was inchoate; he was still only in Kuwait.
incomplete; only partly in existence or operation
jocose, jocular, jocund
The jocose jockey did a jig as a joke.
The jocular journalist joined the joker's club.
The jocund judge joyfully jailed the jolly janitor.
jocose - merry, joking
jocular - jolly; joking
jocund - merry; jolly
knave
knavery

"Can Avery join the navy?
"Never, he is always up to some kind of knavery."
knave - clever bad guy

knavery - dishonest, mischievous dealing
lacerate

Alas, when Arthur ate pickled razor blades, he lacerated his tongue.
to rip, maul, tear, mutilate, or mangle
lewd

It is rude to be lewd.
indecent; obscene
lugubrious

When Lou the undertaker's friends died, he was too lugubrious to bury them. Finally, they got so tired of waiting that they came back to llife and said, "Lou, go bury us."
mournful or sad
mellifluos

Mel is fluent in the melliflous language of French.
sweet sounding; flowing with honey or sweetness
nadir

Nadine knew thier relationship had reached its nadir when she asked her husband for a kiss and he said, "Nah, dear."
absolutely lowest point
obdurate

I can't endure it when I try to reason with you and you're obdurate.
stubborn, hardened against good influence
hackneyed, insipid, trite, mundane, prosaic, pedestrian, vapid, banal

BORING, DULL, ORDINARY

His idiotic tale makes peppy people very bored.
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magnanimous, benevolent, munificent, altruistic, philanthropic, openhanded

GENEROUS

Magnificent Benny makes all poverty obsolete.
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temporal, transient, ephemeral, evanescent, fleeting

TEMPORARY, NOT LASTING LONG

Take time enjoying every flower. (The beauty doesn’t last forever
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esteem, exalt, extol, revere, lionize, venerate

TO HONOR, TO RESPECT

Even evil Eric respects loyal veterans.
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malice, enmity, acrimony, rancor, hostility

ILL WILL, HATRED

Most enemies act really hostile.
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