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Word: captious

Definition: faultfinding; too critical


More Vocab Words

::: temporal - of time; not lasting forever; limited by time; temporary; secular; worldly
::: founder - fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
::: wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
::: nutrient - nourishing substance; ADJ: providing nourishment
::: sultry - (of weather) hot; sweltering; sensual; voluptuous
::: proselytize - (induce someone to) convert to a religion or belief; N. proselyte: new convert to a doctrine or religion
::: growl - low, guttural, menacing sound (as of a dog)
::: depredation - plundering; destruction
::: dispense - distribute; prepare and give out (medicines); N. dispensation: dispensing; religious system; official exemption from an obligation or a rule
::: carnivorous - meat-eating; N. carnivore; CF. herbivore