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austrere

(aw-STEER)

adj. showing self-control when it comes to foreging luxuries; stern in manner and appearance

  • austere ----> stern

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avaricious

(a-vuh-RIH-shus)

adj. greedy

  • visious and avaricious

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frugal

(FROO-gul)

adj. careful with money; not prodigital or wasteful

  • few money spent when fugal.

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mercenary

(MUR-suh-nehr-ee)

adj. thinking only fo money-making

  • me in mercenary indicates self.

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miserly

(MY-zur-lee)

adj. careful with how money is spent

  • miserly is often used in a negative way. think miserable or unhappy.

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parsimonious

(par-suh-MOE-nee-us)

adj. overly careful with how money and reasources are spent

  • someone is parsimonious when they make money and put it in their purse

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penurious

(puh-NOOR-ee-us)

adj. relating to great poverty

  • penny

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thrifty

(THRIF-tee)

adj. showing care with how money and resouces are spent or used

  • being thrifty is often beneficial: "It's nifty to be thrifty!"

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adversity

(ad-VUR-suh-tee)

n. great trouble or difficulty

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conflagration

(kahn-fluh-GRAY-shun)

n. a great fire, an inferno (underworld)

  • GREY!!!! -----> unhappy

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confounding

(kun-FOUN-ding)

adj. puzzling; baffling

  • a slant rhyme can be "confusing"

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cryptic

(KRIP-tik)

adj. hidden; hard to understand

  • crypt means cave. cave writings are pretty confusing.

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debacle

(dee-BAH-kul)

n. a terrible failure or breakdown

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enigma

(eh-NIG-muh)

n. a riddle or mystery

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labyrinth

(LA-buh-rinth)

n.a maze from which it is very hard to free oneself

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precarious

(prih-CARE-ee-us)

adj. dangerous or risky; uncertain

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quagmire

(KWAG-my-ur)

n. a difficult or troubling situation; a swampy ground

  • mires are soggy, wet ground and is hard to get out of.

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quandary

(KWAN-duh-ree)

n. a confusing or puzzling situation

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turbulence

(TUR-byoo-luns)

n. great unrest; turmoil or disorder

  • turning situation

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turmoil

(TUR-moyl)

n. tumult

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baneful

(BANE-ful)

adj. causing ruin; harmful; pernicious

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deleterious

(deh-luh-TI-ree-us)

adj. harmful to one's hearth or overall welfare

  • imagine something so powerful that it can delete its victum

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detrimental

(deh-truh-MEN-tl)

adj. harmful

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devious

(DEE-vee-us)

adj. dishonest or deceptive; tricky

  • devil

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iniquitous

(in-NIH-kwuh-tus)

adj. showing lack of fairness; wicked; vicious

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malicious

(mul-LIH-shus)

adj. intending th hurt or harm another

  • mal- means bad in latin

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nefarious

(nih-FEHR-ee-us)

adj. very mearn and wicked

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odious

(OH-dee-us)

adj. revolting in a disgusting way; evil

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ominous

(AH-muh-nus)

adj. pertaining to an evil omen; foreboding

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pernicious

(puhr-NI-shus)

adj. very destructive or harmful

  • peril

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rancorous

(RANG-kuh-rus)

adj. deeply gateful or spiteful

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virulent

(VIHR-uh-lunt)

adj. extremely poisonous, deadly, full of spiteful hatred

  • viruses can be deadly

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berate

(bih-RATE)

vb. to scold in a harsh tone

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carp

(KARP)

vb. to find fault; to be critical

  • a "carping carp" finding fault in the murky waters

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castigate

(KAS-tuh-gate)

vb. to scold or punish severely

  • punishing someone by casting a gate on top of them would be severe

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censure

(SEN-shur)

vb. to criticize strongly

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chastise

(chas-TIZE)

vb. to punish or scold harshly

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deprecate

(DE-prih-kayt)

vb. to show mild disapproval

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deride

(dih-RIDE)

vb. to ridicule or make fun of; to scoff at

  • ridicule
  • to ride on someting can be mocking

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impugn

(in-PYOON)

vb. to oppose or attack someone or something as false or refutable

  • pugnatious to attack

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rebuff

(rih-BUF)

vb. to snub; to bluntly refuse

  • to buff off the request

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rebuke

(rih-BYOOK)

vb. to scold sharply

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reprove

(rih-PROOV)

vb. to speak to in a disapproving manner; to scold

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unbraid

(up-BRAYD)

vb. to scold bitterly