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Word: killjoy

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


More Vocab Words

::: travail - strenuous work; toil; painful labor; labor of childbirth
::: indices - signs; indications; Ex. indices of a student's potential; CF. index: something that reveals or indicates; sign; Ex. cost-of-living index
::: coterie - group that meets socially; select circle; close group of people with shared interests
::: magisterial - authoritative; imperious; commanding; of a magistrate; Ex. magisterial study of Roman law; Ex. magisterial manner
::: peregrination - journey; V. peregrinate
::: platonic - purely spiritual; theoretical; without sensual desire
::: interstice - narrow space between things
::: squalor - condition of being squalid; filth; degradation; dirty neglected state; ADJ. squalid: dirty; sordid; morally repulsive; Ex. squalid story
::: mediate - settle a dispute through the services of an outsider; act as an intermediary; produce by mediating; Ex. mediate a cease-fire
::: stanch - stop or check flow of blood; Ex. stanch the gushing wound