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Word: cantankerous

Definition: ill-humored; irritable


More Vocab Words

::: abbreviate - shorten
::: insidious - treacherous; stealthy; sly; working or spreading harmfully in a stealthy manner; Ex. insidious spreading of dry rot
::: extemporaneous - not planned; impromptu; extempore
::: didactic - (of speech or writing) intended to teach a moral lesson; teaching; instructional; N. didacticism
::: conscientious - scrupulous; through and careful; Ex. conscientious worker
::: dumbfound - (dumfound) astonish (making dumb); ADJ. dumbfounded, dumfounded, dumbstruck
::: permeable - that can be permeated; penetrable; porous; allowing liquids or gas to pass through; V. permeate: spread or flow throughout; charge
::: maraud - move in search of plunder; Ex. marauding army
::: derelict - negligent; (of someone) neglectful of duty; (of something) deserted by an owner; abandoned; N: abandoned property; homeless or vagrant person
::: negate - cancel out; nullify; cause to have no effect; deny; N. negation