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Word: miscreant

Definition: wretch; wrongdoer; villain; Ex. kindness to the miscreant; CF. believe


More Vocab Words

::: fulsome - disgustingly excessive; offensively flattering; Ex. fulsome praise/expressions of admire
::: ostentatious - showy; trying to attract attention; pretentious; N. ostentation: showy display
::: confidential - spoken or written in secret; trusted with private matters; Ex. confidential secretary
::: hurtle - crash; rush; move with great speed; Ex. hurtling runaway train
::: pulse - rhythmical throbbing of arteries; brief sudden change in a normally constant quantity; V: pulsate
::: parable - short simple story teaching a moral
::: collage - work of art put together from fragments
::: irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
::: pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
::: magisterial - authoritative; imperious; commanding; of a magistrate; Ex. magisterial study of Roman law; Ex. magisterial manner