- sarcastic, biting
- very harsh and critical
- Jerry’s caustic tongue often got him into trouble, because of his sarcastic remarks.
a person easily tricked;
My brother is a schemer who is always trying to dupe people out of their money.
a less offensive term;
He used a euphemism to disguise his real feelings about the incident, so as not to offend anyone.
just beginning to develop or exist;
My grandmother is suffering from the incipient stage of Alzheimer’s, with medication it can be slowed down.
inappropriate, not proper or suitable
How incongruous of my fat doctor to tell me I need to loose weight. that was so inappropriate!
having a bad reputation; known for evil acts or crimes
Al Capone was one of the Americas most infamous mobsters, for all the evil acts of crime he committed.
worldly, earthly: dull and ordinary
If you want to escape from the mundane, get out and do something exciting this weekend.
Because of the ominous music, we knew something bad was about to happen in the movie.
to pull or take by force;
My wife had to wrest the candy bar from my hands, because it was not good for my diabetes.
briskness, lively action; quick willingness
What broke my alacrity to lose weight was my irresistible craving for sweets.
candidate for high position;
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both aspirants for high position in the land, to be President.
- warlike, angry and aggressive
- engaged in a war
While many professional wrestlers may appear belligerent, in reality, most of them are really nice.
impudent, insolent, rude;
I did not like the brash salesman who knocked on my door because of his rude attitude, so I closed the door.
a false attack; a quick movement you make to trick an opponent
My knockout combination in boxing is a feint right hand lead, followed by a left hook, which tricks opponents every time.
jagged wound; a deep cut or tear of the flesh
Because the laceration was so deep and ugly, Dean was rushed to the emergency room by an ambulance.
quarrelsome, combative; showing a readiness or desire to fight or argue
John’s pugnacious behavior causes him to have few friends, due to argumentative behavior.
easing of grief; to give comfort to in grief or misfortune
Too many troubled teenagers believe they can find solace in drugs, unfortunately instead drugs just brings more grief.
having actual form; easily seen or recognized; able to be touched or felt
- The trial judge was only interested in evidence that was tangible and visible.