Mês: janeiro 2021

soi-disant

Definition: (adjective) Calling oneself thus. Synonyms: self-styled. Usage: I do not think either of these soi-disant friends is overflowing with love for the other. Discuss

reprehensible

Definition: (adjective) Bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure. Synonyms: condemnable, deplorable. Usage: I must apologize for my children’s reprehensible behavior, which I assure you will not go unpunished. Discuss

calcareous

Definition: (adjective) Of, containing, or resembling calcium carbonate. Synonyms: chalky. Usage: Immense accumulations of bird-guano gave the sides of Mount Mendif the appearance of calcareous rocks. Discuss

bowdlerize

Definition: (verb) Edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate. Synonyms: expurgate, sanitize. Usage: The publisher refused to bowdlerize the classic novel, so the school board voted to place it on the district’s banned books list. Discuss

entwine

Definition: (verb) Spin, wind, or twist together. Synonyms: interlace. Usage: He entwined his fingers with hers. Discuss

tellurian

Definition: (noun) An inhabitant of the earth; a terrestrial. Synonyms: earthling. Usage: I was the first tellurian the Martians had ever seen, and they were as curious about me as I was about them. Discuss

prognosticate

Definition: (verb) Indicate by signs. Synonyms: augur, auspicate, bode, omen, portend, foreshadow, presage, predict, prefigure, betoken, forecast, foretell. Usage: This neighborhood has seen an urban renewal that prognosticates a social and cultural renaissance. Discuss

robust

Definition: (adjective) Marked by richness and fullness of flavor. Synonyms: full-bodied, racy, rich. Usage: There is nothing like the robust flavor of fresh-brewed coffee. Discuss

yesteryear

Definition: (noun) The time that has elapsed. Synonyms: past. Usage: The teen idols of yesteryear are now middle-aged has-beens. Discuss