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Cumulative Hot Words

QuestionAnswer
laconic using few words in speech
pithy brief and full of meaning and substance; concise
quiescent quiet; still; inactive
diffuse spread out, not concise; wordy
circumlocution speaking in circles; roundabout speech
loquacious very talkative; liking to talk; garrulous
contemptuous lacking respect; scornful
disdainful full of bitter scorn and pride; aloof
supercilious looking down on others; proud and scornful
hackneyed made commonplace by overuse; trite
platitude quality of being dull; an obvious remark uttered as if it were original
prosaic dull; commonplace
ameliorate to make better; to lessen pain, difficulty, or tension
conciliate to win a person over through special considerations or persuasive methods
mollify to pacify, soothe, or appease; to make less severe or violent
convivial sociable, outgoing in a festive way, especially when pertaining to eating and drinking; fond of good company
gregarious sociable, outgoing
belligerent taking part in war or fighting ready to fight
captious made for the sake of quarreling; quibbling
polemical inclined to argue or debate; controversial
magnanimous generous in overlooking insult or injury by others; rising above pettiness
munificent very generous
austere having great economy; showing self-control when it comes to foregoing luxuries, frills; stern in manner or appearance
penurious stingy; relating to great poverty, destitution
confounding puzzling; baffling
precarious dangerous or risky; uncertain
deleterious . harmful to one’s health or overall welfare; pernicious
odious loathsome; evil; revolting in a disgusting
rancorous deeply hateful or spiteful; malicious
impugn to oppose or attack someone or something as false or refutable
upbraid to chide; to scold bitterly
phlegmatic hard to get excited or emotional; calm
Created by: MrsMloBTHS on 2009-05-06



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