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Supercilious (adjective) Definition: 1. showing haughty superiority over someone else; 2. characterized by or expressive of contempt Example Sentences: – Janet’s boss spoke in a supercilious tone that was patronizing to everyone. – Jerry’s supercilious...

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Formal (adjective) Definition: 1. following established rules, traditions, or conventions; 2. done in an organized and methodical manner; 3. in language, used in a serious or official context, but not in everyday speech; 4. refined...

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Harness (verb) Definition: 1. to control and direct something for a purpose; 2. to keep something in check; 3. to put a harness (straps) on an animal Example Sentences: – You should harness your excitement...

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Jovial (adjective) Definition: Friendly and cheerful,  Think of the related noun joy, which means “something that gives pleasure.” Jovial describes personalities or moods that are joyful. It is a good compliment for someone who is...

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Propensity (noun) Definition: A natural tendency or preference for something. A propensity is a natural inclination to behave a certain way or to like one thing over another. Propensity often refers to a negative tendency,...

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Antagonist (noun) Definition: Antagonist is a more sophisticated way of saying “opponent.” In the body, an antagonist is a muscle that relaxes while another muscle contracts (opposing muscle), while in pharmacology, an antagonist is a...

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Precocious (adjective) Definition: 1. characterized by early development or maturity; 2. blossoming or appearing early (flowers and plants) Example Sentences: – A man that’s fond precociously of stirring the pot, must be a spoon. –...

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Minute (adjective) Definition: very small, detailed, or inconsequential Example Sentences: – I am trying to prevent this from happening as much as possible, but sometimes I get too caught up in the minute details of...

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