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Word: captious

Definition: faultfinding; too critical


More Vocab Words

::: stodgy - dull; stuffy; boringly conservative; Ex. stodgy book
::: vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
::: hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
::: guileless - without deceit
::: protract - prolong; lengthen in time; draw out
::: muster - gather; assemble (troops); Ex. muster up one's strength for the ordeal; N.
::: emasculate - weaken; castrate
::: deign - condescend; stoop
::: credo - creed
::: commemorative - remembering; honoring the memory of; Ex. commemorative stamp