to appease; to calm by making concessions
Synonyms: pacify, conciliate
The dentist placated my fears when he told me that the plack on my teeth didn't give me a cavity.
a superficial remark, esp. one offered as meaningful; a dull, overused saying
Synonyms: cliché, hackneyed saying,
I didn't like her attitude and the way she only said platitudes to me when I am upset.
to plunge or drop straight down
The rock plummeted to the bottom of the lake.
Synonyms: belligerent, combative, contentious
Her polemical stance during the family picture made her look like a prostitute.
recklessly wasteful; extravagant; profuse; lavish
Synonyms:dissipated, excessive, profligate
The pro golfer was very prodigal in the way he spent his money and was soon broke.
given or coming forth abundantly; extravagant
Synonyms: excessive, prodigal, prolific
I am sweating profusely.
questions; inquiries; doubts in the mind; reservations
I get annoyed of all of the queries my mom still has when i go on vacation.
prone to complaining or grumbling; peevish
Synonyms: captious, petulant
Her querulous attitude caused her brother and her to quarrel.
characterized by bitter, long-lasting resentment
The rank of Rachel in the running made her friend rancorous toward her.
obstinately defiant of authority; difficult to manage
Synonyms: disobedient, obstinate, fractious
The dog's recalcitrant behavior made his owner return him.
to invalidate; to repeal; to retract
Synonyms: cancel, renege,
The president wished he could rewind and rescind his approval of the disastrous bill.
marked by feeling or expressing a feeling of profound awe and respect
Synonyms: devout, gracious, pious
The reverend was very reverent during the ceremony.
the art or study of effective use of language for communication and persuasion
promoting health or well-being
Synonyms: beneficial, good, healthful
The salad was a very salubrious meals providing two servings of vegetables.
able to meet financial obligations; able to dissolve another substance
lacking authenticity or validity; false; counterfeit
The minor attempted to buy beer with her spurious driver's license.
Synonyms: laconic, pithy,
It sucks when directions are too succinct and you don't know how to put things together.
exceeding what is sufficient or necessary
Synonyms: superfluent, expendable
It is superfluous to have 36 pairs of shoes when you always wear the same pair.
an overabundant supply; excess; to feed or supply to excess
every thanksgiving we are surfeited with food.
the quality of adherence or persistence to something valued; persistent determination
Synonyms: diligence, courage,
You must have the tenacity to go to school for ten years.
having little substance or strengths; flimsy; weak
The tensile strength of the tenuous film was very small.
a long and extremely critical speech; outburst;
synonyms: diatribe; censure, fulmination
I am tired of all the tirade about Mike Leach's career end.
fleeting; passing quickly; temporary; breif
The transient golden leaves in the fall are beautiful.
fervent; ardent; impassioned; devoted to a cause
Synonyms: enthusiastic, dedicated
Instead of being jealous of his new girlfriend, she became overly zealous of finding a new boyfriend of her own.