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Monthly Archives: December 2012
hy-per-bo-le noun 1. intentional and extreme exaggeration When the student said that he was a foot away from an angry great white shark, his peers knew that it was a hyperbolic statement.
fa-ce-tious Adjective 1. Treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor When Jeremy’s mom died, he seemed to change. His new facetious personality just made his friends worry about him even more.
mis-an-throp-ic adjective 1. characterizing a hate for humankind The old man, known to be a cynic around his neighborhood, despised the young children that walked by his house each day, a result of his misanthropic personality.
fi-du-ci-ar-y noun 1. a person to whom property is entrusted for another’s benefit The fiscal cliff refers to the expiration of tax breaks at the end of 2012. The US could be pushed into a recession if a solution is … Continue reading
gen-teel adj. 1. polite; refined Ryan’s genteel manner led himself to a life of filet mignon and smooth red wine.
Ethereal Heavenly or spiritual Rapacious Aggressively greedy Accost To harass somebody or something Hackneyed Lacking significance from being overused Itinerant Traveling from place to place Zealous Having or showing enthusiasm Cynic Someone with a … Continue reading
cyn-ic noun 1. a person who expresses an overly bitter attitude The grumpy old man got angry when the little neighborhood kids told him that he shouldn’t be a cynic.