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Word: saturnine

Definition: morose; gloomy; Ex. Do not be misled by his saturnine countenance.


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::: tanner - person who turns animal hides into leather
::: assail - assault
::: witticism - witty saying; wisecrack(clever joking remark)
::: reprimand - reprove severely; rebuke; N.
::: repine - fret; complain; be annoyed; Ex. repine over the undone work
::: hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
::: deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
::: selective - careful in choosing; having an effect only on certain things; not general; Ex. eclectic weed killer
::: surly - bad-tempered; rude; cross
::: alimony - payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce