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Word: killjoy

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


More Vocab Words

::: comprise - include; consist of
::: implausible - unlikely (to be true); unbelievable; Ex. implausible alibi
::: pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
::: epoch - period of time
::: ploy - strategem to gain an advantage; tactic; Ex. management ploy
::: vindicate - clear from blame; free from blame or accusation (with supporting proof); exonerate; substantiate; justify or support; avenge; Ex. vindicate one's client; Ex. vindicate one's claim; CF. vindicator
::: contiguous - adjacent to; touching upon
::: dilatory - delaying; tending to delay
::: prehensile - capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails
::: inquisitor - questioner (especially harsh); investigator; person making an inquisition