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adj. sly: done in a quiet or secret way
The trouble started with surreptitious phone calls to both neighbors which they assumed came from the other
surreptitious
Adj. very sensitive;capable of being acted upon or influenced by a specific trait. School attendance is more likely to be poor because children are more susceptible to colds in that season
susceptible
N. One who tries to win favor or advance himself by flattering people of influence
We can assume that the sycophant will switch loyalties as soon as he is offered a better deal.
sycophant
adj. habitually not talkative;uncommunicative
Toms long years of solitude caused him to be tacitum man unused to even his own voice.
tacitum
adj. not having the sense of the right thing to say without causing anger or hurt feelings without skill in dealing with people
Bringing up the matter of Grace losing her job at the party was tactless
tactless
n. The claw of a bird of prey;a human finger or hand that looks or grasps like a claw;any object suggestive of a claw.
The hawk's talons closed on its prey,locking it in a vise-like grip
talon
adj. diverging or digressing;merely touching a subject, not dealing with it at length.
The matter of Kim's failure was mentioned at the dinner table only in a tangengial way, but it hurt her deeply.
tangential
adj. gaudy and cheap
Mrs. Smith didnt realize her dress looked tawdry until she was at the formal dinner
tawdry
adj. long;tiresome;boring
Some prefer the fast paced games of football and basketball to the tedious game of baseball.
tedious
n. rashness;foolish or reckless
Jack's temerity in costly correcting his superiors cost him his job.
temerity
adj. sly: done in a quiet or secret way
The trouble started with surreptitious phone calls to both neighbors which they assumed came from the other
surreptitious
Adj. very sensitive;capable of being acted upon or influenced by a specific trait. School attendance is more likely to be poor because children are more susceptible to colds in that season
susceptible
N. One who tries to win favor or advance himself by flattering people of influence
We can assume that the sycophant will switch loyalties as soon as he is offered a better deal.
sycophant
adj. habitually not talkative;uncommunicative
Toms long years of solitude caused him to be tacitum man unused to even his own voice.
tacitum
adj. not having the sense of the right thing to say without causing anger or hurt feelings without skill in dealing with people
Bringing up the matter of Grace losing her job at the party was tactless
tactless
n. The claw of a bird of prey;a human finger or hand that looks or grasps like a claw;any object suggestive of a claw.
The hawk's talons closed on its prey,locking it in a vise-like grip
talon
adj. diverging or digressing;merely touching a subject, not dealing with it at length.
The matter of Kim's failure was mentioned at the dinner table only in a tangengial way, but it hurt her deeply.
tangential
adj. gaudy and cheap
Mrs. Smith didnt realize her dress looked tawdry until she was at the formal dinner
tawdry
adj. long;tiresome;boring
Some prefer the fast paced games of football and basketball to the tedious game of baseball.
tedious
n. rashness;foolish or reckless
Jack's temerity in costly correcting his superiors cost him his job.
temerity