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Word: captious

Definition: faultfinding; too critical


More Vocab Words

::: droop - bend or hang downward; become weakened; Ex. His shoulders drooped with tiredness; N.
::: meticulous - excessively careful (with great attention to detail); painstaking; scrupulous
::: deplete - reduce; exhaust
::: shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.
::: resplendent - brilliant; splendid in appearance; dazzling; glorious
::: anguish - acute pain; extreme suffering
::: indissoluble - permanent; impossible to dissolve or disintegrate
::: espouse - adopt; support (an idea or aim); marry; N. espousal
::: preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
::: reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights