Definition: (noun) A mournful poem; a lament for the dead.
Synonyms: lament, requiem, dirge.
Usage: Standing beside his departed friend's casket, Mike delivered a moving elegy that brought everyone in the room to tears. Continue reading “elegy”
Definition: (adjective) Excessively forward.
Usage: You might think it presumptuous of me to offer you relationship advice when we barely even know each other, but please hear me out.
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Definition: (adjective) Utterly stupid or silly.
Synonyms: fatuous, inane, vacuous, mindless.
Usage: The class clown's asinine behavior in the classroom landed him, once again, in detention.
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Definition: (noun) Morally objectionable behavior.
Synonyms: evil, wickedness, immorality.
Usage: Each member of the congregation, the most innocent girl, and the man of hardened breast, felt as if the preacher had crept upon them … and discovered their hoarded iniquity of deed or thought.
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Definition: (noun) <i>(Often plural)</i> A feeling of uncertainty, apprehension, or doubt.
Synonyms: unease, worry, anxiety, suspicion, reservation, hesitation, distrust, qualm, trepidation, scruple, dubiety.
Usage: Within all was dark; but she entered as freely and with as little misgiving or restraint as if it had been broad daylight.
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