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sociable; outgoing; enjoying the company of other people
Greg is a very gregarious person and would not have a behind the desk kind of job.
to deliver a pompous speech or tirade; a long, pompous speech
The cook dilvered an unnecessary harangue about his fresh ingrediants in his meringue pie.
violating accepted dogma or convention
—Synonyms unorthodox, unconventional, dissident, radical.
It was very heretical that she was a vegetarian because it seemed that meat-eating was a hereditary gene.
lacking funds; without money
—Synonyms destitute, poverty-stricken
The meat head soon became impecunious after he spent all of his money on new pecs.
beginning to come into being or to become apparent
The inspiring singer realized he was no longer incipient when he was approached for his first autograph.
unmoving; lethargic; sluggish
The inert gas in the system does not effect the final product.
harmless; causing no damage
The innocent looking baby seemed innocuous but then threw up on my shirt.
refusing to compromise
Tracy was being transfered to Afghanistan but she was intransigent on the decision.
to obtain by deception or flattery
—Synonyms 1. induce, beguile, persuade. 2. wheedle.
The pretty woman was able to inveigle the drunken man into buying her some diamonds and a viel for her wedding.
sad; sullen; melancholy
—Synonyms 1. moody, sour, sulky, surly.
The husband was extremely morose after leaving his wife's funeral.
evoking intense aversion or dislike
—Synonyms 1. abominable, objectionable, despicable, execrable.
Ben Odem is very odious which is why none of my friends like him.
impenetrable by light; not reflecting light
The opaque color of the diamond made her realize it was fake.
penny-pinching; excessively thrifty; ungenerous
My dad is always penurious about his pennies and never splurges.
extremely harmful; potentially causing death
The pernicious form of cancer she had caused her to act like everyday was her last.
to examine with great care
The house appeared perfect but after being perused by the inspector, it was found that it was full of termites.
extremely reverent or devout; showing strong religious devotion
Synonyms: devoted, devout, divine,, godly, goody-goody
You must be very pious to be a preacher.
to dress up; to primp; to groom oneself with elaborate care
Synonyms: beautify, clean, doll up,
I enjoy preening myself so that I can look pretty.
abundant in size, force, or extent; extraordinary
Synonyms: gigantic, huge; phenomenal, amazing
The pregnant womens stomach was prodigious because she was having triplets.
to rot; to decay and give off a foul odor
Synonyms: crumble, decay,decompose,
The pears putrefied after 2 weeks and turned purple.
to drink deeply
I quaffed the water bottle after my five mile run.