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rev-er-ence noun 1. deep respect for someone or something verb 1. regard or treat with deep respect In Ancient China, if a younger man didn’t revere his elders, he was often punished quite seriously.
non-cha-lant adjective 1. feeling or appearing casually calm or relaxed The young boy was so nonchalant when he asked a girl to prom that she thought that he didn’t care and didn’t feel bad saying no.
su-per-flu-ous adjective 1. unnecessary, particularly through being more than enough In a superfluous gesture, the man bought $500 worth of flowers for his wife who only expected a card.
lol-ly-gag verb 1. aimlessly waste time; idle When there was a substitute teacher, the young boy decided to lollygag about in the classroom instead of getting caught up on his missing work.
im-pet-u-ous adjective 1. acting or done quickly without thought or care Many procrastinators often do the work that they were procrastinating on very impetuously, once they finally get around to it.
os-ten-ta-tious adjective 1. characterized by vulgar or pretentious display; designed to impress or attract attention The male peacock’s ostentatious display of colorful feathers was intended to impress the female peacocks in his vicinity.
sub-stan-ti-ate verb 1. to provide evidence to support or prove the truth of The defendant substantiated her plea of innocence with a videotape proving that she wasn’t at the library on the night that it was broken into.