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Word: dour

Definition: sullen; gloomy; stubborn


More Vocab Words

::: abridge - condense or shorten
::: distraught - upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry
::: fundamental - basic; primary; essential
::: bullion - gold and silver in the form of bars
::: demagogue - person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery
::: recline - lie down
::: macerate - soften by soaking in liquid; waste away; Ex. macerate powdered wood to make paper
::: perspicacious - (of someone) having insight; penetrating; astute
::: subtlety - perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy; ADJ. subtle: delicate; so slight as to be difficult to detect; able to make fine distinctions; clever; Ex. subtle mind/differences in meaning
::: juncture - crisis; point in time; joining point; joint; act of joining