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Word: killjoy

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


More Vocab Words

::: guileless - without deceit
::: concentric - having a common center
::: grandiose - affectedly grand; pretentious; high-flown; ridiculously exaggerated; impressive; great in size or scope; grand; Ex. grandiose ideas
::: prepossessing - attractive; CF. preoccupying ?
::: unseemly - unbecoming; not proper in behavior; indecent; Ex. leave with unseemly haste
::: seedy - run-down; decrepit; disreputable; having many seeds; Ex. seedy downtown hotel
::: inclined - tending or leaning toward; bent; V. incline: slant; dispose; be disposed; tend
::: resentment - indignation; bitterness; displeasure; V. resent: feel anger about
::: continence - self-restraint; sexual chastity; sexual abstinence; voluntary control over bladder and bowel functions; ADJ. continent
::: necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis