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Word: captious

Definition: faultfinding; too critical


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::: condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
::: corrode - destroy or wear away gradually by chemical action (over a long period)
::: prude - excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety
::: conception - beginning; forming of an idea; fertilization; V. conceive: form an idea in the mind; devise; become pregnant; CF. inception
::: beholden - obligated; indebted; owing thanks; obliged or indebted from gratitude
::: depose - dethrone; remove from office; give a deposition; testify
::: vindicate - clear from blame; free from blame or accusation (with supporting proof); exonerate; substantiate; justify or support; avenge; Ex. vindicate one's client; Ex. vindicate one's claim; CF. vindicator
::: hallucination - delusion; false idea; false perception of objects with a compelling sense of their reality; objects so perceived; V. hallucinate; ADJ. hallucinatory
::: embrace - hug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet
::: chary - cautious; unwilling to take risks; sparing or restrained about giving; OP. bold