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Word: captious

Definition: faultfinding; too critical


More Vocab Words

::: emaciated - thin and wasted (from hunger or illness)
::: reticent - inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
::: attrition - rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
::: comely - attractive; agreeable; having a pleasing appearance
::: clamor - loud continous noise; continuous demand or complaint made by a large number of people; V: make a clamor; express (a demand) continually and loudly; ADJ. clamorous
::: lewd - lustful
::: executioner - person administering capital punishment
::: embellish - adorn; ornament; enhance as a story (by adding fictitious details)
::: denomination - religious group; unit in a system; name or designation; CF. denominator: common trait or characteristic
::: forbearance - patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison