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McJob (mehk-JOB) noun
A low-paying, non-challenging job with few benefits or opportunities, typically in the service sector.
surly \SUR-lee\ (adjective)
*1 : irritably sullen and churlish in mood or manner: crabbed
2: menacing or threatening in appearance
contrite \KON-tryt; kun-TRYT\, adjective:
1. Deeply affected with grief and regret for having done wrong; penitent; as, a contrite sinner.
2. Expressing or arising from contrition; as, contrite words.
adage \AD-ij\, noun:
An old saying, which has obtained credit by long use; a proverb.
explicate \EK-spluh-kayt\, transitive verb:
To unfold the meaning or sense of; to explain; to clear of difficulties or obscurity; to clarify.
voracity \vor-RASS-uh-tee or vuh-RASS-uh-tee\ (noun) :
the quality or state of being ravenous or insatiable
apprise \uh-PRYZ\, ransitive verb:
To give notice to; to inform; - often followed by of; as, we will apprise the general of an intended attack; he apprised the commander of what he had done.
prescience \PREH-shince or PREH-shee-ince\ (noun)
foreknowledge of events: a: divine omniscience *b: human anticipation of the course of events : foresight
chasm (KAZ-um) noun
1 . A deep hole; gorge.
2. A sudden interruption, discontinuity.
3. A difference of ideas, beliefs, or opinions.
oaf \OAF (noun)
1 : a stupid person
*2 : a big clumsy slow-witted: reason
McJob (mehk-JOB) noun
A low-paying, non-challenging job with few benefits or opportunities, typically in the service sector.
surly \SUR-lee\ (adjective)
*1 : irritably sullen and churlish in mood or manner: crabbed
2: menacing or threatening in appearance
contrite \KON-tryt; kun-TRYT\, adjective:
1. Deeply affected with grief and regret for having done wrong; penitent; as, a contrite sinner.
2. Expressing or arising from contrition; as, contrite words.
adage \AD-ij\, noun:
An old saying, which has obtained credit by long use; a proverb.
explicate \EK-spluh-kayt\, transitive verb:
To unfold the meaning or sense of; to explain; to clear of difficulties or obscurity; to clarify.
voracity \vor-RASS-uh-tee or vuh-RASS-uh-tee\ (noun) :
the quality or state of being ravenous or insatiable
apprise \uh-PRYZ\, ransitive verb:
To give notice to; to inform; - often followed by of; as, we will apprise the general of an intended attack; he apprised the commander of what he had done.
prescience \PREH-shince or PREH-shee-ince\ (noun)
foreknowledge of events: a: divine omniscience *b: human anticipation of the course of events : foresight
chasm (KAZ-um) noun
1 . A deep hole; gorge.
2. A sudden interruption, discontinuity.
3. A difference of ideas, beliefs, or opinions.
oaf \OAF (noun)
1 : a stupid person
*2 : a big clumsy slow-witted: reason