mixed feelings, confused, uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow
to speak vaguely, usually with the intention of deceit
to sap energy from,
diligent in application or in the pursuit of an object; constant, steady, and persevering
lack of something
dull, having the style or diction of prose; lacking poetic beauty
(of a person, speech, or style of writing) Using very few words
fundamentally different, essentially different in kind; not allowing comparison.
standing out in a negative light
verbal or written argument
intentionally delay, tardy
truthful, habitual truthfulness: "his veracity and character".
combative nature; eager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight.
abundance, bountiful, (of a person) lavish; extravagant.
not harmful or offensive
known only to those of specialized knowledge
to show remorse
quarrelsome, apt to argue
To stem means to hold back or limit the flow or growth of something. You can stem bleeding, you (canattempt to) stem the tide. Do not stem the flow of vocabulary coursing through your brains. Make sureto use these words whenever you can.
To check something is to stop its growth (similar to stem but with more of a focus on growth than flow).If something is left unchecked, then it grows freely.
The meaning of checkered is completely unrelated to the meaning of check above– very tricky, so besure to know the difference between the two. A checkered past is one that is marked by disreputablehappenings.
If you blink a lot you are likely to miss something. Indeed, your view would be very limited. Extendingthis meaning, we get the definition of blinkered: means to have a limited outlook or understanding.