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to displace, to substitute for another
The old man supplanted the old batteries with newer ones, which enabled him to finally play with his childhood toy.
to draw a line around; to set the limits; to define
Circumscribing the rules to the teenage girl, the foster parents sternly set down the rules of the foster house, blatantly describing the consequences that would ensue if the rules weren't followed.
without liveliness; dull; spiritless
The vapid teacher was reaching her later years in life, she rarely taught the class, always sulking around as if she was already gone.
inactive; sluggish; not reacting
The poison gas fired by the enemy was inert; even though he had been exposed for a couple minutes, Joe survived without any health problems.
treacherous; sneaky and crafty
The insidious man slowly crept closer to the lost child sneakily offering him candy in his van.
paying back; making amends
After many years of no contact the prodigal son finally returned to his fathers house, offering reparations for all his stupid doings.
People who ignorantly display disdain towards U2 obviously have traits of turpitude and stupidity as U2 is an amazing band.
offensively flattering or insincere
The fulsome employee was a butt-kisser; he constantly complimented the boss even though he knew he didn't really mean it.
to sharpen; to make perfect
The warriors waited in there camp, some resting, some singing, some honing their swords.
habitual; firm in habit; deeply rooted
The inveterate man had OCD, causing him to constantly do habits.
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