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Word: captious

Definition: faultfinding; too critical


More Vocab Words

::: demean - disgrace; humiliate; debase in dignity; behave
::: cartographer - map-maker
::: elegy - poem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac
::: buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
::: vanguard - forerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces; foremost position in a trend or movement; CF. rearguard
::: renege - break a promise; deny; go back on; Ex. renege on the contract/paying off the debt
::: hereafter - life after death
::: circuitous - roundabout
::: promiscuous - mixed indiscriminately; indiscriminate; not choosing carefully; indiscriminate in the choice of sexual partners; irregular, particularly sexually; Ex. promiscuous life/girl; N. promiscuity
::: osseous - made of bone; bony