Whimsical (adjective)

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Definitions:
1. characterized by imagination and whimsy-fanciful
2. playful or odd, especially in an endearing way;
3. unpredictable

Synonyms:
playful, amusing, fanciful, capricious, erratic,

Antonyms:
predictable, rational, reasonable

Examples:
– The whimsical art on the dentist’s office walls took my mind off my appointment.
– The orange boots that Judy bought were a whimsical purchase.
– Cameron thought that Tim Burton’s movie “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” was quite whimsical.
– I booked my trip to South Africa on a whim, even though I hadn’t planned on going on vacation.

Punctilious (adjective)

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Definitions:
Adhering to minute details and formalities

. Punctilious is derived from the Italian puntiglio, which means “fine point.” Punctilious describes people very concerned with the finer points of something. It may be helpful to think of the related words punctuation “points used in writing” and punctual “concerned with the finer point of timeliness.”

Synonyms:
precise, scrupulous, careful, proper

Antonyms:
careless, faulty, vague

Examples:
– Marc applied to the New York times as the newspaper is urgently looking for a punctilious editor.
– Alberts Einsteins theory of gravity and motion required years of punctilious research.
– Julia Child’s punctilious attention to detail made her dinner party always a great success.
– Lisa is very punctilious about the care of her home and insists on cleaning it herself because she doesn’t think anyone else will do as good a job.

Unkempt (adjective)

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Definitions:
1. poorly groomed; 2. messy or disheveled
The root word kempt comes from Old English cemban, which means “neat, well-groomed.” Therefore, unkempt is used to refer to things that are not neat or well-groomed.

Synonyms:
messy, uncombed, unclean, ungroomed, untidy

Antonyms:
neat, tidy, well-kept.

Examples:
– Bob was told that his unkempt yard was bringing down the property prices in his neighborhood.
– Roger could not believe that Tyler showed up to the bitcoin party with unkempt hair and disheveled clothing.
– After weeks in the wilderness, the dirty, unkempt Chris couldn’t wait to take a shower.
– No matter how often the Jimmy combed it, he could not control his unruly, unkempt hair.

Pithy (adjective)

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Definitions:
1. full of meaning, but concise; 2. brief, yet forceful and to the point, and often witty or clever.

Synonyms:
brief, concise, effective, abrupt, succinct

Antonyms:
lengthy, extended, pointless, vapid

Examples:
– I just finished the book Bitcoin Billionaires, and when you read the author’s pithy character descriptions, you feel as if you completely know the Winklevoss characters after reading just a few sentences.
– Justine’s pithy comment about teachers being like babysitters didn’t go over very well at the parent-teacher conference.
– The comedian Demetri Martin is best known for his dry humor and pithy one-liners.

Supplicate (verb)

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Definitions:
Verb, to ask for something in a very humble or earnest way and usually to somebody with authority or power over you. It’s almost like begging.

Supplicate is derived from the Latin supplicare, which means “to kneel.” 

Supplicate is often used to refer to prayer requests or to someone getting on their knees and asking, begging, or pleading for something.

Synonyms:
appeal, beg, beseech, implore, plead, pray

Antonyms:
command, insist, answer

Examples:
– My friend Maria is very religious and often visits the church to supplicate blessings from God.
– During the trial, the Ted Bundy’s girlfriend supplicated the judge for a lighter sentence.
– The wife of the hostage made a suppliant plea on national television for her husband’s safe return.
– The terrorists ignored the suppliant’s plea for mercy.

Parody (verb/noun)

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A parody is a humorous and usually satirical imitation of a movie, or artist.
A parody makes fun of something that may not be humorous in its original form.

Movies and public figures are often targets for parody. Parody can also be a verb, meaning “to imitate comically.


Synonyms:
mockery, spoof, caricature, mimicry, satire,

Antonyms:
near antonyms are homage or tribute

Examples:
– Last night we watched the terrible movie Space Balls which was a parody on Star Wars.
– The actor and comedian Jim Carrey made a funny parody of Jerry Seinfeld lost in the Ghetto
– Shakespeare’s works are such classics, they are often parodied for humor.

Savory (adjective)

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Definitions:
1. pleasant to taste or smell; 2. salty or sharp-tasting rather than sweet 3. respectable and socially acceptable

Synonyms:
pleasing, tasty, delectable, delicious, scrumptious, palatable, respectable

Antonyms:
inedible, disgusting, yucky

Examples:
– All the dishes at the party were savory; I couldn’t pick just one favorite.
– After his arrest for embezzlement, his reputation became anything but savory.
– The dinner was so delicious I savored every bite.
– The combination of cheese and apples made for a sweet and savory flavor.

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Indigent (adjective)

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Definitions:
extremely poor. Indigent is used to describe a person or group of people who are so poor they can’t help themselves and need the help and support of others.

Synonyms:
destitute, impoverished, needy

Antonyms:
affluent, wealthy

Examples:
– The United States has a history of helping indigent countries through humanitarian and economic programs.
– Those who are indigent can often receive help at their local shelter.
– The charity was formed to help feed the indigent people starving in Africa.
– The once-indigent young man worked his way from living on the streets to being one of the most affluent people in the community.

Vigilant (adjective)

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Definitions:
watchful and attentive to real or potential danger

Synonyms:
watchful, attentive, alert, on guard, cautious, wary

Antonyms:
negligent, lax

Examples:
– If you remain vigilant at all times, you are less likely to become a victim of crime.
– The vigilant security officer faithfully protected the building for many years.
– The store manager kept a vigilant eye on her inventory in order to prevent theft.
– I’m always vigilant about eating my vegetables in order to remain in good health.

Repertoire (noun)

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Definitions:
1. a collection of works of art; 2. the range of skills of a person or group

Synonyms:
collection, list, range, repository, stock, supply, repertory

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Examples:
– The guitarist had hundreds of songs in his repertoire.
– After I completed the class, I was able to add typing to my repertoire of skills.
– She’s always looking for good recipes to add to her repertoire of delicious dishes.
– The actor’s repertoire included many accents, which allowed him to play foreign characters.