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Word: churlish

Definition: boorish; rude; N. churl: boor; yahoo


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::: pragmatist - practical person; N. pragmatism: pragmatic way of dealing with things
::: ascribe - refer; attribute; assign
::: paragon - model of perfection; Ex. paragon of virtue
::: piebald - of different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and white); Ex. piebald horse; CF. pie+bald
::: vegetate - live in a monotonous way (without interests or activity); CF. vegetation: plants of an area; CF. vegetarian; CF. vegan
::: upright - (sitting or standing) straight up; honest; moral
::: factotum - handyman; person who does all kinds of work; CF. do everything
::: quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
::: wastrel - waster; profligate
::: plebiscite - direct vote by the entire electorate (on an important issue)