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Word: beatific

Definition: giving or showing bliss; blissful


More Vocab Words

::: consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
::: facile - easily accomplished; ready or fluent; superficial; not deep; Ex. facile solution to a complex problem; Ex. facile speaker; N. facility: ability to do something easily and well; ease in doing resulting from skill or aptitude; something that facilitates an action; amenity; Ex. with great facility
::: neophyte - recent convert; new member of a religious group; beginner; CF. plant
::: astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
::: elliptical - elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out
::: foppish - vain about dress and appearance; N. fop: man who takes too much interest in his clothes and appearance
::: sadistic - inclined to cruelty; N. sadism: delight in cruelty
::: acumen - mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well; Ex. business acumen
::: serenity - calmness; placidity; ADJ. serene
::: insensible - unconscious; unresponsive; insensitive; unaware; imperceptible; Ex. insensible of his danger/to pain; Ex. insensible change; CF. not the opposite of sensible