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Word: skinflint

Definition: miser; stingy person


More Vocab Words

::: virile - manly; having masculine spirit or strength; full of strength
::: blandishment - flattery
::: suffuse - spread through or over (with a color or liquid); charge; Ex. A blush suffused her cheeks.
::: veer - change in direction; swerve
::: vituperative - abusive; scolding; V. vituperate: berate; scold; rail against abusively
::: demographic - related to population balance; N. demography: statistical study of human population
::: profane - violate; desecrate (something holy); treat unworthily; be profane for; ADJ: secular; nonreligious; irreverent for holy things
::: plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
::: calamity - disaster; misery
::: retroactive - taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future