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Euphuism

— noun

1) writing or speech that paraphrases another style.

— Related forms

eu·phu·ist, noun
eu·phu·is·tic, adjective
eu·phu·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb

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Evanescent

—adjective

1) fleeting or fading.

—Related forms

ev·a·nes·cent·ly, adverb
non·ev·a·nes·cent, adjective
non·ev·a·nes·cent·ly, adverb
un·ev·a·nes·cent, adjective
un·ev·a·nes·cent·ly, adverb

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Exchequer

—noun

1) government department in charge of the public revenues.

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Extenuate

—verb

1) to represent something as less serious: to extenuate a crime.

—Related forms

ex·ten·u·at·ing, adjective
ex·ten·u·a·tive, adjective
ex·ten·u·a·tor, noun
non·ex·ten·u·a·tive, adjective

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Factious

—adjective

1) dissentious: A factious group was trying to undermine the government.

—Related forms

fac·tious·ly, adverb
fac·tious·ness, noun
non·fac·tious, adjective
non·fac·tious·ly, adverb
non·fac·tious·ness, noun
o·ver·fac·tious, adjective
o·ver·fac·tious·ly, adverb
o·ver·fac·tious·ness, noun
un·fac·tious, adjective
un·fac·tious·ly, adverb

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Fastidious

—adjective

1) hard to please: a fastidious eater.

—Related forms

fas·tid·i·ous·ly, adverb
fas·tid·i·ous·ness, noun
hy·per·fas·tid·i·ous, adjective
hy·per·fas·tid·i·ous·ly, adverb
hy·per·fas·tid·i·ous·ness, noun
non·fas·tid·i·ous, adjective
non·fas·tid·i·ous·ly, adverb
non·fas·tid·i·ous·ness, noun
o·ver·fas·tid·i·ous, adjective
o·ver·fas·tid·i·ous·ly, adverb
o·ver·fas·tid·i·ous·ness, noun
ul·tra·fas·tid·i·ous, adjective
ul·tra·fas·tid·i·ous·ly, adverb
ul·tra·fas·tid·i·ous·ness, noun
un·fas·tid·i·ous, adjective
un·fas·tid·i·ous·ly, adverb
un·fas·tid·i·ous·ness, noun

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Flippant

—adjective

1) lacking in seriousness: The audience was shocked by his flippant remarks about patriotism.

—Related forms

flip·pan·cy, flip·pant·ness, noun
flip·pant·ly, adverb
un·flip·pant, adjective
un·flip·pant·ly, adverb

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Forswear

—verb

1) to renounce under oath: to forswear an injurious habit.

—Related forms

for·swear·er, noun

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Fulsome

—adjective

1) offensive to good taste.

—Related forms

ful·some·ly, adverb
ful·some·ness, noun
un·ful·some, adjective

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Gad

—verb

1) to move aimlessly: to gad about.

—Related forms

gad·der, noun
gad·ding·ly, adverb

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Gait

— noun

1) a manner of walking, stepping, or running.

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Gastronomer

—noun

1) an epicure.

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Gauzy

—Adjective

1) transparently thin and light.

—Related forms

gauz·i·ly, adverb
gauz·i·ness, noun
gauz·i·er, adjective
gauz·i·est, adjective

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Gourmand

—noun

1) an epicure.

—Related forms

gour·mand·ism, noun

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Grandiloquent

—adjective

1) speaking in a lofty style.

—Related forms

gran·dil·o·quent·ly, adverb

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Guffaw

—noun

1) to laugh loudly.

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Habituate

—verb

1) to become accustomed to something: Wealth habituated him to luxury.

—Related forms

un·ha·bit·u·at·ed, adjective

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Ignominy

—noun

1) disgrace or dishonor

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Dossier

—noun

1) a file of documents on the same subject.

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Orthogonal

—adjective

1) pertaining to right angles or mutually exclusive: this and that are orthogonal concepts.

—Related forms

or·thog·o·nal·i·ty, noun
or·thog·o·nal·ly, adverb

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