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the quality of being generously noble in mind and in heart, esp. forgiving
—Synonyms 1. big, liberal, unspiteful
The thief apoligized to the women who showed great magnanimity when she forgave him.
associated with war and armed forces
—Synonyms 2. military, soldierly.
The martial arts group had 12% less body fat compared with their lazier counterparts.
coming into being; in early development stages
Synonyms:beginning, blossoming, burgeoning, pubescent
My research presentation was only in its nascent form when I found out the it was cancelled.
vague; lacking clearly defined form
The test asked a nebulous question to write an essay about.
a new word, expression, or usage
—Synonyms 1. hurtful, unwholesome, unhealthy, nocuous, detrimental,deleterious. 2. corruptive.
The synthetic form of marijuana may be noxious to my health.
not clear in thought or expression
—Synonyms 1. unfeeling, tactless, insensitive; blind, imperceptive,unobservant; gauche, boorish; slow, dim.
—Synonyms 1. heavy, crushing, grievous; irksome, galling.
The government could set rules onerous enough to make people revolt.
a song or hymn of praise and thanksgiving
a humorous imitation intended for ridicule or comic effect, esp. in literature and art
—Synonyms 1, 2. See burlesque.
His hilarious parody of Hamlet's soliloquy was really entertaining.
recurrent through the year or many years
—Synonyms 1. perdurable; constant, incessant, continual. 4. imperishable,undying, eternal, immortal.
My dry spell has become too perennial.
intentional breach of faith; treachery
Synonyms:betrayal, white trash, dirty trick
The perfidy of the husband caused his wife to kill him.
cursory; done without care or interest; performed merely as a routine
—Synonyms 1, 2. negligent, heedless, thoughtless, uninterested.
He did a perfunctory job cleaning his dad's car, finishing quickly but leaving a few spots still dirty.
acutely perceptive; having keen discernment
—Synonyms 1. perceptive, acute, shrewd, penetrating.
He was a perspicacious student of human nature, and knew how we would react.
to babble meaninglessly; to talk in an empty manner
—Synonyms 1. gab, jabber, gabble, blab.
I cannot stand to listen to girls who prattle.
1- acting with excessive hate
2- to bring about prematurely
—Synonyms 1. accelerate. 4. crystallize. 12. reckless, impetuous.
a disposition in favor of something; a preference
—Synonyms bias, inclination, leaning, liking, weakness, predisposition,prepossession.
My predilection for expensive shampoo has caused me to waste a lot of money.
foreknowledge of events
Synonyms: foreknowledge, omniscience, prediction,
It is weird how some psychics truly exhibit prescience.
to deliberately avoid the truth; to mislead
—Synonyms evade, shift.
John always prevaricates, he almost distorts the truth and actually believes it.
misgivings; reservations; causes for hesitancy
Everyone should always have qualms when entering the ghetto in a nice car.
clear; easily understood
Synonyms: apprehensible, explicit, limpid, luminous,
The directions to the exam were very lucid.
to anticipate and make unnecessary
Winning the lottery obviated the need for her to apply for a loan.