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Word: captious

Definition: faultfinding; too critical


More Vocab Words

::: disquisition - formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report
::: pecuniary - pertaining to money
::: pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
::: demise - death
::: concomitant - that which accompanies; Ex. Deafnes is a frequent concommitant of old age; ADJ: existing or happening together with something else
::: extemporaneous - not planned; impromptu; extempore
::: context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
::: orthography - correct spelling; CF. ortho-: straight; correct; Ex. orthodontics
::: flighty - (esp. of a woman's behavior) capricious; often changing, esp. from one lover to another; impulsive
::: freebooter - pirate or plunderer who makes war in order to grow rich