parsimonious (adjective) Definition: unwilling to spend money Example Sentences: – His mother’s parsimonious habit of reusing aluminum foil drove him crazy. (penny-pinching) – He is simply too parsimonious to buy a new pair of shoes...

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autonomous (adjective) Definition: 1. existing as an independent entity (especially in government); 2. free from external constraint; 3. able to make free and independent decisions Example Sentences: – Some people have expressed the opinion that...

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ebullient (adjective) Definition: 1. full of cheerful excitement or enthusiasm; 2. moving in a rapid, agitated, and irregular fashion. Example Sentences: – The river rafters eyed with excitement the ebullient water ahead. (agitated, bubbling) –...

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foreboding (noun) Definition: the feeling or sense that something bad is going to happen Example Sentences: – For some reason, stormy weather gives me a sense of foreboding. (apprehension, fear) – The ominous look on...

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expedient (adjective, noun) Definition: (adj.) 1. convenient as a means to an end, sometimes not morally acceptable; 2. governed by self-interest; (n.) a means to an end, often not principled or ethical Example Sentences: –...

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defy (verb) Definition: 1. to openly challenge authority or power; 2. to challenge someone to do something; 3. to fail to be explained by something Example Sentences: – Brian defied his parents’ orders and went...

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expatriate (verb, noun) Definition: (v.) 1. to banish or exile someone from a country; 2. to permanently leave one’s country; (n.) an expatriated person Example Sentences: – Hemingway was an American expatriate who wrote of...

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inflammatory (adjective) Definition: 1. likely to cause a strong emotional response, especially anger; 2. characterized by inflammation Example Sentences: – His speech was so inflammatory it started a riot. (angering, incendiary) – According to the...

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regal (adjective) Definition: 1. suitable for royalty; 2. of noteworthy excellence or magnificence Example Sentences: – The Academy Award ceremony is an occasion where celebrities outfit themselves in regal attire and walk the red carpet...

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didactic (adjective) Definition: 1. tending to give instruction or advice, even when it is neither welcome or necessary; 2. containing a political or moral message Example Sentences: – The movie was somewhat entertaining, but it...

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