negligent of neatness especially in dress and person; habitually dirty and unkempt
filled the door with her frowzy bulk|frowzy white hair|slovenly appearance
Synonyms: frowsy, frowzy
09/29/2014 - 16:37

a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
09/17/2014 - 22:58

liveliness and eagerness
he accepted with alacrity|the smartness of the pace soon exhausted him
Synonyms: briskness, smartness
09/05/2014 - 16:41

lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
he was held in contempt|the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary
open disrespect for a person or thing
Synonyms: contempt
look down on with disdain
He despises the people he has to work for|The professor scorns the students who don't catch on immediately
Synonyms: contemn, despise, disdain
reject with contempt
She spurned his advances
09/05/2014 - 14:28

without or almost without hope
despondent about his failure|too heartsick to fight back
Synonyms: heartsick
08/19/2014 - 14:09

wasting time
Synonyms: laggard, pokey, poky
Some notes
08/14/2014 - 17:53

producing a sizeable profit
a remunerative business
08/13/2014 - 11:07

tending to bring about; being partly responsible for
working conditions are not conducive to productivity|the seaport was a contributing factor in the growth of the city|a contributory factor
08/11/2014 - 16:01

a young offender
guilty of a misdeed
delinquent minors
failing in what duty requires
derelict (or delinquent) in his duty|neglectful of his duties|remiss of you not to pay your bills
past due; not paid at the scheduled time
an overdue installment|a delinquent account
08/11/2014 - 12:41

(theology) in Roman Catholic theology the place where those who have died in a state of grace undergo limited torment to expiate their sins
a temporary condition of torment or suffering
a purgatory of drug abuse
08/09/2014 - 15:42

one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince
a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
07/17/2014 - 21:45


a small overnight bag for short trips

07/17/2014 - 17:57

noun. a stone pillar having a rectangular cross section tapering towards a pyramidal top
noun. a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote
07/17/2014 - 15:00

noun uttering in an irritated tone
adjective unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound a gravelly voice
07/01/2014 - 16:25

adjective shockingly repellent; inspiring horror ghastly wounds|the grim aftermath of the bombing|the grim task of burying the victims|a grisly murder|gruesome evidence of human sacrifice|macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages|macabre tortures conceived by madmen
adjective gruesomely indicative of death or the dead a charnel smell came from the chest filled with dead men's bones|ghastly shrieks|the sepulchral darkness of the catacombs
07/01/2014 - 16:24

noun an individual's prescribed share of work her stint as a lifeguard exhausted her
noun smallest American sandpiper
noun an unbroken period of time during which you do something there were stretches of boredom|he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary
verb supply sparingly and with restricted quantities stint with the allowance
verb subsist on a meager allowance scratch and scrimp
07/01/2014 - 16:16

adjective having scruples; arising from a sense of right and wrong; principled less scrupulous producers sent bundles that were deceptive in appearance
adjective characterized by extreme care and great effort conscientious application to the work at hand|painstaking research|scrupulous attention to details
06/30/2014 - 17:04

adjective extremely silly or stupid
06/30/2014 - 13:24

adjective extremely silly or stupid  
06/30/2014 - 13:03

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
06/30/2014 - 09:31