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Word: puerile

Definition: childish; immature; CF. puer: boy


Sentences Containing 'puerile'

de Rothschild, which came at the price of a dozen puerile and sincere letters.
Winchester, however, presented a challenge to his colleagues' displays of irreverence because his surgical skills could match or even outshine theirs; his aristocratic manner and aversion to the puerile behavior served as the target for his fellow surgeons' barbs and jokes.

More Vocab Words

::: retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
::: puerile - childish; immature; CF. puer: boy
::: arsenal - storage place for military equipment
::: remediable - reparable
::: fractious - unruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered; Ex. fractious horse
::: misconduct - immoral behavior; bad management; V.
::: inverse - opposite
::: denizen - (animal, person, or plant) inhabitant or resident of a particular place; regular visitor
::: consonant - harmonious; in agreement; N.
::: spontaneity - lack of premeditation; naturalness; freedom from constraint; ADJ. spontaneous: self-generated; unpremeditated; happening without being planned