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great attention to detail; very careful and precise
he had always been so meticulous about his appearance.
soft and slushy mud or dirt.
figurative a situation or state of difficulty, distress, or embarrassment from which it is hard to extricate oneself
many and of various types
lacking interest or excitement; dull
(typically of an action or activity) wicked or criminal
the nefarious activities of the organized-crime syndicates.
obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree
they were served by obsequious waiters.
extremely unpleasant; repulsive
not able to be seen through; not transparent
hard or impossible to understand;
characterized by vulgar or pretentious display; designed to impress orattract notice
able to be touched or felt
a person or thing viewed as a model of excellence
your cook is a paragon.
relating to a church parish
the presence of something only in small or insufficient quantities; scarcity
a paucity of information.
overly concerned with minute details or formalisms,
expressing contempt or disapproval
permissiveness is used almost universally as a pejorative term.
a person who is hostile or indifferent to culture and the arts, or who has no understanding of them
a feeling of irritation or resentment resulting from a slight to one's pride
concise and forcefully
evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret
a strongly critical, controversial, or disputatious writing or speech
an indicative of development
a precocious talent for computing.
a tendency to choose or do something
a proclivity for hard work.
a descendant or the descendants of a person, animal, or plant; offspring
producing many offspring, or works
he was a prolific composer of operas.
having the style or diction of prose; lacking poetic beauty
prosaic language can't convey the experience.
tending or able to change frequently or easily
able to do many different things;
eager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight