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quotation: Henry David Thoreau (above morality by points)

Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) Discuss

word: recalcitrant


Definition: (adjective) Marked by stubborn resistance to and defiance of authority or guidance.
Synonyms: refractory
Usage: Neither could he mobilize his army to go forth to war, nor could he punish his recalcitrant subjects. Discuss.


af·ford·a·ble  (-fôrd-bl, -fr-)


That can be afforded: affordable housing; an affordable risk.

af·forda·bili·ty n.
af·forda·bly adv.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

af•ford•a•ble (əˈfɔr də bəl, əˈfoʊr-) 


considered to be within one’s financial means.
af•ford`a•bil′i•ty, n.
af•ford′a•bly, adv.
Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Adj. 1. affordable - that you have the financial means foraffordable – that you have the financial means for; “low-cost housing”

cheapinexpensive – relatively low in price or charging low prices; “it would have been cheap at twice the price”; “inexpensive family restaurants”
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.


adjective inexpensivefaircheapreasonablemoderatemodest, low-price, low-costeconomicalbeautiful clothes at affordable prices
inexpensive dearexpensivecostlyexorbitant, prohibitively expensive, unaffordableuneconomical, beyond your means

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

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