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a tendency to be thrifty or cheap
EX: Scrooge McDuck's FRUGALITY was so great that he accumulated enough wealth to fill a giant storehouse with money.
tending to talk a lot
EX: The GARRULOUS parakeet distracted its owner with its continuous talking
outgoing , sociable
EX: She was so GREGARIOUS that wjen she found herself alone, she felt quite sad.
deciet or trickery
EX: Since he was not fast enough to catch the roadrunner on foot, the coyote resorted to GUILE in an effort trap his enemy
one who opposes established beliefs, customs, and institutions
EX: His lack of regard for traditional beliefs soon established him as an ICONOCLAST
not capable of being disturbed
EX: The counselor had so much experience dealing with distraught children that she seemed IMPERTURBABLE, even when faced with the wildest tantrums
impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected
EX: A good raincoat will be IMPERVIOUS to moisture
quick to act without thinking
EX: It is not good for an investment broker to be IMPETUOUS, since much thought should be given to all the possible options
unable to be clamed down or made peaceful
EX: His rage at the betrayal was so great that he remained IMPLACABLE for weeks
not fully formed; disorganized
EX: the ideas expressed in Nietzsche's mature work also appeared in an INCHOATE form in his earliest writing.
showing innocence or childlike simplicity
EX: She was so INGENUOUS that her friends feared that her innocence and truthfulness would be exploited when she visited the big city.
EX: Even thought the children had grown up together they were INIMICAL to each other at school.
EX: Some snakes are poisonous, but most are INNOCUOUS and pose no danger to humans.
lacking interest ofr flavor
EX: The critic claimed that the painting was INSI[PID, containing no interesting qualities at all.
uncompromising; refusing to be reconciled
EX: The professor was INTRANSIGENT on the deadline, insisting that everyone turn in the assignment in at the same time.
to overwhelm; to cover with water
EX: the tidal wave INUNDATED atlantis, which was lost beneath the water.
easily made angry
EX: Attlila the Hun's IRASCILE and violent nature made all who dealt with him fear for thier lives
to express sorrow; to grieve
EX: The children continued to LAMENT the death of the goldfish weeks after its demise
to give unsparingly (v.); extremely generous or extravagant(adj.)
EX: She lavished the puppy with so many treats that it soon became overwieght and spoiled.
acting in an indifferent or slow, sluggish manner
EX: The clerk was so LETHARGIC that, even when the store was slow, he always had a long line in front of him.
bright, brilliant, glowing
EX: The park was bathed in LUMINOUUS sunshine, which warmed the bodies and the souls of the visitors.
to evade responsiblity by pretending to be ill '
EX: A common way to avoid the draft was by MAYLINGERING--pretending to be mentally or physically ill so as to avoid being taken by the .
capable of being shaped
EX: Gold is the most MALLEABLE of precious metals; it can easily be formed into almost any shape.
a figure of speech comparing two different things; a symbols
EX: the METAPHOR "a sea of trobles" suggests a lot of trobles by comparing their number to the vastness of the sea
extremely careful about details
EX: to find all the clues at the crime scene the investigators METICULOUSLY examined every inch of the area.
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