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Word: simper

Definition: smirk; smile in a silly way; smile affectedly


More Vocab Words

::: pedantic - bookish; showing off learning; marked by an excessive ostentatious concern for book learning; N. pedantry
::: avocation - secondary or minor occupation
::: alchemy - medieval chemistry
::: abbreviate - shorten
::: chase - ornament a metal surface by indenting; follow rapidly to catch
::: despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
::: retrench - cut down; cut down expenses; economize
::: compromise - adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of; put into danger, disrepute, or a dishonorable position; Ex. compromise one's principle; N.
::: megalomania - mania for doing grandiose things; mental disorder characterized by delusions of wealth, power, or importance
::: travesty - copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon