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Word: peccadillo

Definition: slight offense or fault; CF. sin


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::: hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
::: irrepressible - unable to be restrained or held back; impossible to hold back
::: pliable - flexible; easily influenced; yielding; adaptable
::: circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
::: gaffe - social blunder
::: glacial - like a glacier; of an ice age; extremely cold; Ex. glacial epoch; CF. iceberg
::: pusillanimous - cowardly; lacking courage; fainthearted
::: depreciate - lessen in value; belittle; represent as of little value
::: thwart - block or hinder; baffle; frustrate
::: elastic - able to spring back into shape; quick to recover (as from disappointment); able to adapt to change; Ex. elastic plans; N: elastic material