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Sententious (adjective)

Definition:

1. tending to use too many maxims; 2. given to moralizing; 3. concise, but full of meaning

Example Sentences:

– Lisa’s boss welcomed her sententious comments, which were succinct and to the point.
– The newly elected mayor thought his speech would come off as intellectual and profound, but the press found it to be sententious and pompous.
– Violent Video games remain a soft target for sententious conservatives who want to heavily tax the product.

Synonyms:

pompous, showy, pretentious,

Antonyms:

meaningless, verbose

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Abscond (verb)

Definition:

 
to escape or run away in secret

Example Sentences:

– The CEO of the company was thought to be trustworthy so everyone was shocked when he absconded with all of the company’s profits.
– Jenny was so embarrassed by her blunder, she wished she could abscond from the room, never to return.
– After the bank heist, they all absconded to different countries, in hope that they would never be caught.

Synonyms:

flee, escape, elope

Antonyms:

return, stay

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