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a letter of literary composition in letter form
Part of Speech:
epistle
noun
enthusiastic; extremely interested
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avid
adj.
Syn: voracious; eager
Ant: apathetic
an irritating and persistent person
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gadfly
noun
Syn: nuisance; pest
absence of vanity; humbleness
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humility
noun
Syn: modesty
Ant: vanity; arrogance
exhibiting sorrow or pain
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dolorous
adj.
Syn: mournful
Ant: joyous
of huge or extraordinary size and power
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gargantuan
adj.
Syn: gigantic; huge
Ant: tiny
difficult; requiring much effort
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arduous
adj.
Syn: strenuous; laborious
Ant: easy; unchallenging
friendly; agreeable; easy to talk to
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affable
adj.
Syn: amiable; good-natured
Ant:disagreeable; irascible
pompous or high-flown in speech
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grandiloquent
adj.
Syn: pretentious
Ant: plain-spoken
concerning farms, farmers, or the use of land
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agrarian
adj.
Syn: agricultural
Ant: urban; industrial
a facial expression of fear, disapproval, or pain
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grimace
noun
Syn:scowl
Ant: smile
a long, strongly expressed speech or lecture
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harangue
noun
Syn: tirade
arousing fear or awe
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formidable
adj.
Syn: intimidating
a flatter; one who fawns on othersin order to gain favor
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sycophant
noun
Syn: toady
Ant: contrarion
clearly and openly stated; leaving nothing to the imagination
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explicit
adj.
Syn:exact; precise
Ant: ambiguous; vague
Brian spent years writing lengthy, unsent _____ to his old girlfriend.
epistles
Dori was such an _____ reader that I had a hard time recommending a title she had not read.
avid
I tried to lose Judy, an obnoxious _____, in the crowd, but she stuck to me with unbearable closeness.
gadfly
Even though Jo is a celebrated author, she's the picture of _____ and never brags.
humility
The song was so _____ that Dolores found it difficult not to cry.
dolorous
Milltown's players were _____ compared with the small guys on our team.
gargantuan
Refinishing the old bookcase proved an _____ task, but the results were well worth it.
arduous
The _____ old men never lacked for visitors.
affable
Marcus gets _____ when speaking of the theatre, assuming no one knows as much or has as refined a taste as he.
grandiloquent
The economy of the _____ nation depended on good crop yields.
agrarian
Amanda gave a _____ when Mrs. Hind assigned nine pages of algebra homework.
grimace
My wife delivered a lengthy _____ this morning in an effort to get me to quit smoking.
harangue
When the hulking, 250 pound man stepped into the ring, Oscar knew that he had to face a _____ opponent.
formidable
Teri was such a _____ that she laughed loudly at her supervisor's awful jokes.
sycophant
Mom's instructions were _____: Do not leave the house for any reason.
explicit