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parsimonious


parsimonious 

Definition: (adjective) Excessively unwilling to spend.
Synonyms: penurious
Usage: I had to sue my parsimonious landlord for not giving me enough heat this winter. Discuss.

QUOTATION: H.G. Wells


Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative.

H.G. Wells (1866-1946) Discuss

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WORD: VAPOROUS


vaporous 

Definition: (adjective) So thin as to transmit light.
Synonyms: cobwebbydiaphanousfilmygauzysee-throughtransparent,gossamersheer
Usage: She was draped in vaporous silks that in the moonlight gave her the appearance of an unearthly apparition. Discuss.
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WORD: BAREFACED


barefaced 

Definition: (adjective) With no effort to conceal.
Synonyms: bald
Usage: They attacked him in various ways—with barefaced questions, ingenious suppositions, and distant surmises; but he eluded the skill of them all. Discuss

 

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QUOTATION: Joseph Conrad ABOUT UNLAWFUL AMBITIONS


All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) Discuss

 

All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.

 

Word: CAPRICIOUS


capricious 

Definition: (adjective) Characterized by or liable to sudden unpredictable changes in attitude or behavior.
Synonyms: whimsicalimpulsive
Usage: My wife’s capricious mood swings are beginning to worry me, and I fear she may need professional help. Discuss.