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Word: churlish

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


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::: automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
::: attenuate - make thin; weaken
::: affinity - feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages
::: solvent - able to pay all debts; N. solvency
::: rend - split; tear apart; N. rent; CF. heartrending: causing deep sorrow
::: martial - warlike; of war; Ex. martial art/law
::: dismiss - eliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal
::: retiring - shy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality
::: insolence - impudent disrespect; haughtiness; ADJ. insolent; CF. haughty + rude
::: vanguard - forerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces; foremost position in a trend or movement; CF. rearguard