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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.