ADAMANT : adjective to describe somebody that is not capable of being swayed or diverted from a course.
CONTAGIOUS : used for contagious diseases (a contagious ward) OR
exciting similar emotions or conduct in others (contagious enthusiasm)
ADEPT: a highly skilled or well-trained individual: EXPERT (i.e. an adept at chess)
UNDERSTATEMENT: A disclosure or statement that is less than complete. Restraint or lack of emphasis in expression, as for rhetorical effect.
Understatement is a statement that is restrained in ironic
AVARICE = excessive or insatiable desire for wealth or gain : GREEDINESS, CUPIDITY
OBSEQUIOUS = marked by or exhibiting a fawning attentiveness synonym see SUBSERVIENT
TACITURN = temperamentally disinclined to talk synonym see SILENT
FABRICATE = INVENT, CREATE b : to make up for the purpose of deception
CONSTRUCT, MANUFACTURE; specifically : to construct from diverse and usually standardized parts
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AMAIBLE = generally agreeable, an amiable comedy,
being friendly, sociable, and congenial
= 1 = uttered or sounded in one unvarying tone marked by a sameness of pitch and intensity
2 = tediously uniform or unvarying
involved in often constant activity (a student who has been unceasingly diligent in pursuit of a degree in mathematics) OR
Showing great care in doing one's work
a great number (a myriad of ideas)
having or expressing feelings of joy or triumph (the nominee's jubilant acceptance speech before the cheering)
promptness in response : cheerful readiness (accepted the invitation with alacrity)
Today is a big day, Phil receives the key to his new capacious villa in Cape Town.
more than adequate or average in capacity
synonym see SPACIOUS
Phil, the proud owner of this villa is the landlord for his 5 new housemates. He really likes Lisa,
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Reviewed on 08/27/2007 by rtieder