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Abject. adjective Wretched, miserable; degrading, humiliating Mean-spirited Synonyms: disheartening, debasing, hopeless, helpless; vile, shameless, ignoble, craven; utter, sheer, downright, Only an abject coward would stand idly by as a defenseless person was mugged. Aesthetic. Adj.

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Abject

Abject

  • adjective

  • Wretched, miserable; degrading, humiliating

  • Mean-spirited

  • Synonyms: disheartening, debasing, hopeless, helpless; vile, shameless, ignoble, craven; utter, sheer, downright,

  • Only an abject coward would stand idly by as a defenseless person was mugged.


Aesthetic

Aesthetic

  • Adj.

  • Pertaining to a sense of beauty

  • Synonyms: artistic, creative, gorgeous, inventive

  • Example: Though the picture did not have much aesthetic appeal, it had considerable commercial value.


Ambience

Ambience

  • Noun

  • The surrounding or pervading atmosphere; the tone and spirit of an environment

  • Synonyms: surroundings, milieu, setting

  • Example: The ambience of the restaurant was very romantic.


Apprehend

Apprehend

  • Verb

  • To arrest of take into custody.

  • Synonyms: seize, capture, nab

  • Example: I was relieved when the burglar who robbed our home was apprehended.


Atrocity

Atrocity

  • Noun

  • A savagely cruel, brutal, or inhuman deed; a monstrosity.

  • Synonyms: enormity, outrage

  • Example: The crimes committed against prisoners of war are an atrocity.


Baffle

Baffle

  • Verb

    • To puzzle completely.

    • To prevent from achieving a goal

  • Synonyms: perplex, mystify, bewilder, confound

  • Example: Despite some small clues, the police were baffled in their attempt to solve the murder.


Boisterous

Boisterous.

  • Adjective

  • Noisy & Rowdy.

  • Synonyms: loud, vociferous, clamorous

  • Example: It is only natural to expect small children to be a bit boisterous


Cajole

Cajole

  • Verb

  • To persuade or obtain by flattery or deceit

  • Synonyms: wheedle, coax, beguile, induce

  • Example: Like most people, I enjoy flattery, but I can’t be cajoled into doing something that I know in my heart is foolish.


Chagrin

Chagrin

  • Noun and verb

    • N. Irritation, embarrassment, or humiliation caused by disappointment or frustration

    • V. To cause such a feeling

  • Synonyms: vexation, annoyance, mortification

  • Example: (n) I didn’t want to go to the party, but I felt a sense of chagrin when I realized that I wouldn’t be invited.

  • (v) Since Marsha prides herself on her skill as a politician, her failure to win election to the student council chagrined her deeply


Collaborate

Collaborate

  • Verb

  • To work together on some kind of joint project.

  • Synonyms: cooperate, team up, join forces

  • Example: To select a new superintendent, school officials will collaborate with community members, faculty, and students to determine the needs of the school.


Aloof

Aloof

  • Adverb

  • At a distance, especially in feeling or interest; apart

  • Synonyms: detached, distant

  • Example: The new student stood aloof from his classmates since he didn’t really know anyone.


Avert

Avert

  • Verb

  • To turn away or aside; to ward off or prevent.

  • Synonyms: avoid, turn away

  • Example: The guilty child averted his eyes as his mother questioned him about the broken plate.


Writhe

Writhe

  • Verb

  • To twist or bend out of shape or position; to twist about as in pain

  • Synonyms: thrash, wriggle

  • Example: The soccer player writhed in pain after breaking his ankle during the game.


Belligerent

Belligerent

  • Adjective

  • Warlike; given to waging war.

  • Synonym: argumentative

  • Example: The student’s belligerent attitude often landed him in the discipline office.


Monotonous

Monotonous

  • Adjective

  • Lacking in variety; having very little inflection; limited to a narrow pitch range.

  • Synonyms: boring, dull

  • Example: The students fell asleep as the teacher’s monotonous voice filled the classroom.


Discontent

Discontent

  • Noun

  • A restless desire or craving for something one does not have; dissatisfaction.

  • Synonyms: displeasure, uneasiness

  • Example: The child’s discontent over his birthday gift became evident when he started to cry.


Haunches

Haunches

  • Noun

  • The hip; a hind quarter of an animal

  • Example: The rabbit in the field sat back on his haunches as he nibbled the blade of grass.


Solemn

Solemn

  • Adjective

  • Grave, sober, or serious, in the face, speech, tone, or mood

  • Synonyms: serious, unsmiling

  • Example: The solemn relatives were crying over the grave during the funeral.


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