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1

Ignominious

— adjective

1) publicly disgraceful: an ignominious retreat.

—Related forms

ig·no·min·i·ous·ly, adverb
ig·no·min·i·ous·ness, noun
non·ig·no·min·i·ous, adjective
non·ig·no·min·i·ous·ly, adverb
non·ig·no·min·i·ous·ness, noun

2

Impinge

— verb

1) to make an impression or have an impact: social pressures that impinge upon one's daily life.

—Related forms

im·ping·ent, adjective
im·ping·er, noun
im·pinge·ment, noun
un·im·ping·ing, adjective

3

Indefatigable

— adjective

1) incapable of being fatigued.

—Related forms

in·de·fat·i·ga·bil·i·ty, in·de·fat·i·ga·ble·ness, noun
in·de·fat·i·ga·bly, adverb

4

Ineffable

— adjective

1) incapable of being expressed in words: ineffable joy.

— Related forms

in·ef·fa·bil·i·ty, in·ef·fa·ble·ness, noun
in·ef·fa·bly, adverb

5

Invective

— noun

1) a railing accusation, insult or expression; vituperation.

—Related forms

in·vec·tive·ly, adverb
in·vec·tive·ness, noun
un·in·vec·tive, adjective

6

Juxtaposition

— noun

1) the state of being close together or side by side.

—Related forms

jux·ta·po·si·tion·al, adjective

7

Licentious

— adjective

1) unrestrained by law or morality.

— Related forms

li·cen·tious·ly, adverb
li·cen·tious·ness, noun
non·li·cen·tious, adjective
non·li·cen·tious·ly, adverb
non·li·cen·tious·ness, noun

8

Manifold

— adjective

1) of many kinds or numerous: manifold duties.

—Related forms

man·i·fold·ly, adverb
man·i·fold·ness, noun

9

Mawkish

— adjective

1) extremely sentimental.

—Related forms

mawk·ish·ly, adverb
mawk·ish·ness, noun

10

Modicum

— noun

1) a small amount: He hasn't even a modicum of common sense.

11

Obstreperous

— adjective

1) unruly: obstreperous children.

—Related forms

ob·strep·er·ous·ly, adverb
ob·strep·er·ous·ness, ob·strep·e·ros·i·ty

12

Odious

— adjective

1) Offensive or detestable.

—Related forms

o·di·ous·ly, adverb
o·di·ous·ness, noun
un·o·di·ous, adjective
un·o·di·ous·ly, adverb
un·o·di·ous·ness, noun

13

Paucity

— noun

1) smallness of quantity: a country with a paucity of resources.

14

Pellucid

— adjective

1) clear or limpid: pellucid waters.

—Related forms

pel·lu·cid·i·ty
pel·lu·cid·ly, adverb
sub·pel·lu·cid, adjective
sub·pel·lu·cid·ly, adverb
sub·pel·lu·cid·ness, noun

15

Penurious

— adjective

1) extremely stingy or poor.

—Related forms

pe·nu·ri·ous·ly, adverb
pe·nu·ri·ous·ness, noun
un·pe·nu·ri·ous, adjective
un·pe·nu·ri·ous·ly, adverb
un·pe·nu·ri·ous·ness, noun

16

Pernicious

— adjective

1) causing insidious harm: pernicious teachings; a pernicious lie.

—Related forms

per·ni·cious·ly, adverb
per·ni·cious·ness, noun
un·per·ni·cious, adjective
un·per·ni·cious·ly, adverb

17

Proclivity

— noun

1) a natural or habitual inclination: a proclivity to meticulousness.

18

Prosaic

— adjective

1) commonplace or dull: a prosaic mind.

— Related forms

pro·sa·i·cal·ly, adverb
pro·sa·ic·ness, noun
non·pro·sa·ic, adjective
non·pro·sa·ic·ness, noun
non·pro·sa·i·cal·ly, adverb

19

Protean

— adjective

1) changeable in shape or form, as an amoeba.

—Related forms

pro·te·an·ism, noun

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Prurient

— adjective

1) sexually perverse.

—Related forms

pru·ri·ence, pru·ri·en·cy, noun
pru·ri·ent·ly, adverb

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