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Word: churlish

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


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::: edify - instruct; correct morally
::: prate - talk idly; speak foolishly; boast idly
::: bound - leap or spring; limit or confine; constitute the limit of; Ex. bounded by Canada; N: leap or jumping; boundary; ADJ: certain; having a duty to do something (legally or morally); confined by bonds; Ex. We are bound to be late; Ex. I am bound to say my opinion; CF. bounce, rebound
::: elaborate - work out carefully; add more detail or information; ADJ.
::: compunction - remorse; strong uneasiness caused by guilt
::: seedy - run-down; decrepit; disreputable; having many seeds; Ex. seedy downtown hotel
::: pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
::: preposterous - absurd; completely unreasonable; ridiculous
::: inevitable - unavoidable
::: fractious - unruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered; Ex. fractious horse