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Her habit of using “like” in every sentence was just one of her idiosyncrasies.
they were so impecunious that they couldn't afford to give one another even token Christmas gifts
It would be impolitic to buy a house now.
exemption from harm
she mistakenly believed that she could insult people with impunity
I have an incipient dislike and distrust of that guy, and I only met him this morning.
He is always the class clown and his teachers say he isincorrigible.
an indolent boy who had to be forced to help out with the chores
flat, dull, tasteless
an apple pie with a mushy, insipid filling that strongly resembled soggy cardboard
an insular community that is not receptive of new ideas, especially from outsiders
a political party that has suffered because of bitter internecine rivalries
a patient experiencing intractable pain
an intractable child who deliberately does the opposite of whatever he is told
accustom, habituate, harden
Does violence on television inure children to violence in real life?
the hardship of army training inured her to the rigors of desert warfare
the sportscaster's color commentary tends to be laconicbut very much to the point
our lassitude was such that we couldn't even be bothered to get more soda from the fridge
the teachers disapprove of any displays of levity during school assemblies
a lurid tale of violence and betrayal
a magnanimous donation to the town's animal shelter
hater of mankind
a former misanthrope who now professes a newly discovered love of mankind
newly coined expression
the madman would make up his own neologisms from pieces of other words, making him unintelligible
Politicians keep obfuscating the issues.
The new medical treatment obviates the need for surgery.
an odious and unforgivable insult
an officious little man who was always telling everyone else how to do their jobs
had the onerous and stressful job of notifying the families of soldiers killed in action
They're going ahead with the plan despite public opprobrium.
His pedantic reasoning may have been correct, but it ruined his argument by boring his listeners to death.
a penchant for sitting by the window and staring moodily off into space
the pernicious effects of jealousy
his overly perspicacious recollection of the events led the police to think he lied
a strangely phlegmatic response to what should have been happy news
Some people are phlegmatic, some highly strung.
banal, trite or stale remark
His speech was filled with familiar platitudes about the value of hard work and dedication.
They had a platonic friendship, not a romantic one.
not since Rome in its glory days had a nation enjoyed such overwhelming military preponderance