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characterized by or given to pretentious display; showy
Synonyms: boastful, pretentious, egotistic
The lady wore ostentatious jewelry that included a diamond ring half the size of her ego.
to permeate throughout; to affect strongly
Unwelcome thoughts of defeat began to pervade the mood in locker room.
calm; sluggish; unemotional
Synonyms: lethargic, deadpan, frigid
He was a phlegmatic towards the raising of the flag which showed he was a terrorist.
practical rather than idealistic
Synonyms: sensible, efficient
The professional gave pragmatic advice on the subject.
overstepping due bounds; taking liberties
Synonyms:arrogant, audacious, egotistic, pretentious
It was presumptuous of her to join us for dinner uninvited
adherence to highest principles; complete and confirmed integrity
Synonyms: fidelity, honor, rectitude
She showed her probity to the teachings in the proverbs.
a natural predisposition or inclination
Synonyms: cup of tea, predilection, propensity
She had a proclivity to provide the poor with clothes.
excessively wasteful; recklessly extravagant
Synonyms: lavish, prodigal, spendthrift
All businesses profit from profligate consumers.
a natural inclination or tendency penchant
Synonyms: predilection, tendency
She has a propensity for using proper language.
dull; lacking in spirit or imagination
Synonyms: everyday, hackneyed, vapid
The pro athlete was very prosaic when he was not playing sports.
occurring or recurring daily; commonplace
Frank's quotidian smoking habit was very hard to quit.
foolishly impractical; marked by lofty romantic details
Synonyms:chimerical, chivalrous, dreaming, utopian
Edward believe that love came quick and had a quixotic desire to fall in love at first sight.
to make or become thin, less dense; to refine
Synonyms: diminish, emaciate
He only gave her rare food in order to rarefy her diet.
hidden; concealed; difficult to understand
Synonyms :abstruse, esoteric, acroamatic, arcane, cabalistic, cryptic, pedantic
His recondite apology did not reconcile their relationship.
radiant; shiny; brilliant
Synonyms: luminous, resplendent,shining
The ruby brought full refulgent beauty to the pendant.
to fail to honor a commitment; to go back on a promise
Synonyms: to weasel out
He reneged on his vow to stay married to her.
diligent; persistent; hard-working
The sedulous worker said he would keep working even if he was sad.
one who spends money wastefully
Synonyms: big spender, dissipater, improvident, prodigal, profligate
Kendal is not thrifty with money and is a spendthrift.
implied; not explicitly stated
Synonyms: implicit, allusive
The new rule about not eating the sticky tack was tacit.
brief and concise in wording
Synonyms: laconic, taut, pithy, trenchant
I only like the verses of poems that are terse.
to publicly praise or promote
Synonyms:acclaim, ballyhoo, boost, laud
She touted her tight butt throughout the town.
sharply perceptive; keen; penetrating
Synonyms: acerbic, astringent, biting
The trench coat hid the trenchant figure beneath it.
genuine; not false or hypocritical
Synonyms: heartfelt, sincere
The fine words of the letter made me realize his feelings were unfeigned.
indefensible; not viable; uninhabitable
Synonyms: flawed, unsupportable
Since the evidence was untouchable, the attorney told his client that his case was untenable and could not be won.
to waver indecisively between one course of action or opinion and and another; waver
Synonyms: alternate, be indecisive, pussyfoot around
The doctor vacillated whether to inject the vaccine or not.
multicolored; characterized by a variety of patches of different color
Synonyms: assorted, diverse, kaleidoscopic, mixed, motley,
The kaleidoscope was variegated and had an incredible variety of colors.
Synonyms: aggravation, agitation, annoyance, bother, chagrin, disquiet
Chad left with vexation because he did not have sex.
Synonyms: with eyes peeled, cautious, observant
The princess was vigilant in looking for her hero to rescue her from the villian.
to use harsh, condemnatory language; to abuse or censure severly or abusively; berate
Synonyms: castigate, censure, criticize harshly
Virginia vituperated her friend that she could feel all the emotion boiling in her veins.