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Word: skinflint

Definition: miser; stingy person


More Vocab Words

::: caulk - (calk) make watertight (by blocking up cracks as in a ship)
::: implausible - unlikely (to be true); unbelievable; Ex. implausible alibi
::: impel - drive or force onward; drive to take action; urge to action
::: susceptible - impressionable; easily influenced; sensitive; having little resistance as to a disease; likely to suffer; receptive to; capable of accepting; Ex. susceptible to persuasion/colds; Ex. The agreement is not susceptible of alteration; N. susceptibility
::: sovereign - ruler in a monarchy; ADJ: (of a country) independent and self-governing; having supreme power; supreme; excellent
::: usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
::: scholarly - full of learning; erudite; like a scholar; Ex. scholarly journal
::: expansive - (of a person) outgoing and sociable; broad and extensive; able to increase in size
::: chronicle - report; record (in chronological order)
::: ponderous - having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing