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noun.
a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
adj.
of Epicurus or epicureanism
Epicurean philosophy
adj.
devoted to pleasure
a hedonic thrill|lives of unending hedonistic delight|epicurean pleasures
Synonyms: hedonic, hedonistic
adj.
displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses
an epicurean banquet|enjoyed a luxurious suite with a crystal chandelier and thick oriental rugs|Lucullus spent the remainder of his days in voluptuous magnificence|a chinchilla robe of sybaritic lavishness
noun.
model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
noun.
the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)
noun.
a line that indicates a boundary
noun.
a will to succeed
noun.
a cherished desire
his ambition is to own his own business
Synonyms: ambition, dream
noun.
a manner of articulation involving an audible release of breath
noun.
the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing
filial
adj.
designating the generation or the sequence of generations following the parental generation
adj.
relating to or characteristic of or befitting an offspring
filial respect
Antonyms: parental
adj.
marked by a disposition to oppose and contradict
took perverse satisfaction in foiling her plans
adj.
resistant to guidance or discipline
Mary Mary quite contrary|an obstinate child with a violent temper|a perverse mood|wayward behavior
adj.
deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good
depraved criminals|a perverted sense of loyalty|the reprobate conduct of a gambling aristocrat
verb.
be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action
He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement
Synonyms: hover, oscillate, vibrate
verb.
move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern
the line on the monitor vacillated
Synonyms: fluctuate, waver
verb.
seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town|he usurped my rights|She seized control of the throne after her husband died
verb.
take the place of
gloom had usurped mirth at the party after the news of the terrorist act broke
adj.
hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws|a passing glance|perfunctory courtesy|In his paper, he showed a very superficial understanding of psychoanalytic theory
adj.
done or produced as a formality only
a one-candidate pro forma election
Synonyms: pro forma
noun.
a communication that belittles somebody or something
noun.
the act of speaking contemptuously of
Synonyms: dispraise
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noun.
an ancient megalithic monument in southern England; probably used for ritual purposes
elucidate
verb.
make clear and (more) comprehensible
clarify the mystery surrounding her death
verb.
make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
Could you clarify these remarks?|Clear up the question of who is at fault
supercilious
adj.
expressive of contempt
curled his lip in a supercilious smile|spoke in a sneering jeering manner|makes many a sharp comparison but never a mean or snide one
adj.
having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines|haughty aristocrats|his lordly manners were offensive|walked with a prideful swagger|very sniffy about breaches of etiquette|his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air|a more swaggering mood than usual
peevish
adj.
easily irritated or annoyed
an incorrigibly fractious young man|not the least nettlesome of his countrymen
noun.
a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
adj.
marked with irregularly shaped spots or blots
adj.
marred by discolored spots or blotches
blotchy skin
adjective extremely silly or stupid  
adjective foul and run-down and repulsive a flyblown bar on the edge of town|a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town|squalid living conditions|sordid shantytowns
adjective morally degraded a seedy district|the seamy side of life|sleazy characters hanging around casinos|sleazy storefronts with...dirt on the walls|the sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils|the squalid atmosphere of intrigue and betrayal
n the quality of being unhealthful and generally bad for you  
n an abnormally gloomy or unhealthy state of mind his fear of being alone verges on morbidity
n the relative incidence of a particular disease  
noun.
a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
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noun.
model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
noun.
the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)
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noun.
a will to succeed
noun.
a cherished desire
his ambition is to own his own business
Synonyms: ambition, dream
noun.
a manner of articulation involving an audible release of breath
noun.
the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing
Post date: Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 20:24
adj.
marked with irregularly shaped spots or blots
adj.
marred by discolored spots or blotches
blotchy skin
Post date: Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 13:32
noun.
a communication that belittles somebody or something
noun.
the act of speaking contemptuously of
Synonyms: dispraise
Post date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 09:32
elucidate
verb.
make clear and (more) comprehensible
clarify the mystery surrounding her death
verb.
make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
Could you clarify these remarks?|Clear up the question of who is at fault
Post date: Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 08:12
noun.
a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
adj.
of Epicurus or epicureanism
Epicurean philosophy
adj.
devoted to pleasure
a hedonic thrill|lives of unending hedonistic delight|epicurean pleasures
Synonyms: hedonic, hedonistic
adj.
displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses
an epicurean banquet|enjoyed a luxurious suite with a crystal chandelier and thick oriental rugs|Lucullus spent the remainder of his days in voluptuous magnificence|a chinchilla robe of sybaritic lavishness
Post date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 13:00
filial
adj.
designating the generation or the sequence of generations following the parental generation
adj.
relating to or characteristic of or befitting an offspring
filial respect
Antonyms: parental
Post date: Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 14:21
adjective extremely silly or stupid  
Post date: Monday, June 30, 2014 - 13:03
noun.
a line that indicates a boundary
Post date: Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 20:27
n the quality of being unhealthful and generally bad for you  
n an abnormally gloomy or unhealthy state of mind his fear of being alone verges on morbidity
n the relative incidence of a particular disease  
Post date: Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 21:28
peevish
adj.
easily irritated or annoyed
an incorrigibly fractious young man|not the least nettlesome of his countrymen
Post date: Monday, August 11, 2014 - 14:42
adj.
hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws|a passing glance|perfunctory courtesy|In his paper, he showed a very superficial understanding of psychoanalytic theory
adj.
done or produced as a formality only
a one-candidate pro forma election
Synonyms: pro forma
Post date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 09:35
adj.
marked by a disposition to oppose and contradict
took perverse satisfaction in foiling her plans
adj.
resistant to guidance or discipline
Mary Mary quite contrary|an obstinate child with a violent temper|a perverse mood|wayward behavior
adj.
deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good
depraved criminals|a perverted sense of loyalty|the reprobate conduct of a gambling aristocrat
Post date: Friday, November 21, 2014 - 09:21
adjective foul and run-down and repulsive a flyblown bar on the edge of town|a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town|squalid living conditions|sordid shantytowns
adjective morally degraded a seedy district|the seamy side of life|sleazy characters hanging around casinos|sleazy storefronts with...dirt on the walls|the sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils|the squalid atmosphere of intrigue and betrayal
Post date: Monday, June 30, 2014 - 09:31
noun.
an ancient megalithic monument in southern England; probably used for ritual purposes
Post date: Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 09:04
supercilious
adj.
expressive of contempt
curled his lip in a supercilious smile|spoke in a sneering jeering manner|makes many a sharp comparison but never a mean or snide one
adj.
having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines|haughty aristocrats|his lordly manners were offensive|walked with a prideful swagger|very sniffy about breaches of etiquette|his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air|a more swaggering mood than usual
Post date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 17:11
verb.
seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town|he usurped my rights|She seized control of the throne after her husband died
verb.
take the place of
gloom had usurped mirth at the party after the news of the terrorist act broke
Post date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 09:52
verb.
be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action
He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement
Synonyms: hover, oscillate, vibrate
verb.
move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern
the line on the monitor vacillated
Synonyms: fluctuate, waver
Post date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 09:17
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