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Word: skinflint

Definition: miser; stingy person


More Vocab Words

::: constraint - restraint; compulsion; repression of feelings; reticence; V. constrain: hold back; restrain; compel; oblige; confine forcibly; imprison
::: topple - become unsteady and fall down
::: dowse - use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals
::: simper - smirk; smile in a silly way; smile affectedly
::: affront - insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect; V: insult or hurt the feelings of intentionally
::: pedestrian - ordinary; dull; unimaginative(lacking in imagination); going on foot; Ex. pedestrian prose; N.
::: criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion
::: trite - hackneyed; commonplace
::: veneer - thin surface layer (of good quality wood, glued to a base of inferior material); cover; surface show; fa\c{c}ade; V.
::: nausea - feeling of sickness and desire to vomit; disgust; CF. seasickness