Sycophant By: Faith Harp. Adjective Pronounced [ sik- uh- f uh nt] Definition: “A servile, self-seeking flatterer.” -Servile- meanly submissive “When her career was riding high, the self-deluded actress often mistook sycophants for true friends.”
-Servile- meanly submissive
Becoming angry easily
Marked by hot temper and easily provoked anger.
Crabby; grumpy; grouchy; choleric; irritable
The irascible man threw the expensive mug at the wall.
“Irascible.” Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2008. web. 9 Mar. 2011.
offense; annoyance; displeasure: to feel umbrage at a social snub; to give umbrage to someone; to take umbrage at someone's rudeness.
the slightest indication or vaguest feeling of suspicion, doubt, hostility, or the like.
“She took umbrage at his remarks.”
“He felt a great sense of umbrage when the nurse started his IV.”
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Definition: A feeling of strong dislike, ill will, or enmity that tends to display itself in action.
Example: “Avada Kedavra!” Bellatrix shrieked in animosity, pointing her wand at Sirius.
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1. peculiar to or characteristic of a particular language or dialect.
2. containing or using many idioms.
3. having a distinct style or character, especially in the arts: idiomatic writing; an idiomatic composer.
He used a idiomatic expression as he told her to break a leg as she took center stage.
-Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially in an affected, exaggerated, or unrelieved manner
—Synonyms sorrowful, melancholy
1. not meant to be taken seriously or literally: a facetious remark.
2. amusing; humorous
3. lacking serious intent; concerned with something nonessential, amusing, or frivolous: a facetious person.
I was being very facetious when I told you your mohawk was really hot.
Sentence: Her painting was very insipid.
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Definition: showing or characterized by a patronizing or superior attitude toward others
- Synonyms snobbish, patronizing,totalk down to
Patronize: displaying or indicative of an offensively condescending manner.
They were very condescending toward you.
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(of speech, writing, etc.) High-sounding; high-flown; inflated; pretentious
The guest speaker dominated conversations with his bombastic tone and overbearing demeanor.
Pompous, grandiloquent, turgid, florid, grandiose
Part of Speech: Adjective
Definition: feeling or showing extreme discouragement, dejection, or depression
The woman was despondent over the death of her husband.
Sources: www.webster.com,www.vision.org Sydney Wininger
1. desolate or dreary; unhappy or miserable, as in feeling, condition, or appearance.
2. lonely and sad; forsaken.
3. expressive of hopelessness; despairing
Sentence: She looked so forlorn, so empty like the hope had been sucked out of her.
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Mr. Spock gave an erudite lecture on the latest discoveries in astrophysics.
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characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly: an erudite professor; an erudite commentary.
Scornfully and condescendingly proud.
1. having or showing arrogance
2.Archaic noble or exalted
The haughty ways she displayed her work turned off her peers freedictionary.com
–adjective 1. intended for instruction; instructive: didactic poetry.
2. inclined to teach or lecture others too much: a boring, didactic speaker.
3. teaching or intending to teach a moral lesson.
The teacher gave a didactic lecture on the importance of sanitary conditions in bathrooms.
Without interest or concern; not caring; apathetic
Society is indifferent toward littering.
Source: The burning piano from the Keith Emerson CD shoot in Borrego Springs March 2008.
-Abusive nature or expression
-Bitterly scathing; caustic; -Vitriolic criticism.
“I try not to take it personally, but sometimes his comments can be very vitriolic.”