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Word: killjoy

Definition: grouch; spoilsport; one who intentionally spoils the pleasure of others


More Vocab Words

::: embryonic - undeveloped; rudimentary; N. embryo: organism in the early stage of development
::: languish - lose animation or strength
::: prevalent - widespread; generally accepted
::: ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
::: precocious - advanced in development; N. precocity
::: calculated - deliberately planned; likely
::: bequeath - leave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest
::: caliber - ability; quality; diameter of the inside of a round cylinder; Ex. work of very high caliber
::: dazzle - make blind with a sudden intense light; amaze; fill with wonder
::: annotate - comment; make explanatory notes