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Word: tawdry

Definition: cheap and gaudy; Ex. tawdry jewelry


More Vocab Words

::: agility - nimbleness; ability to move quickly
::: subside - sink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate
::: irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
::: incidence - rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality
::: clapper - striker (tongue) of a bell
::: champion - support militantly; fight for; N: person who fights for or supports strongly (a principle, movement, person, etc.)
::: hypocritical - pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite
::: placid - peaceful; calm; Ex. placid child/lake
::: gruff - rough-mannered; (of a voice) rough; hoarse
::: tablet - small round piece of medicine; flat piece of stone or metal bearing an inscription; Ex. stone tablet on the wall