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Word: verve

Definition: enthusiasm (as in artistic performance or composition); liveliness; vigor


More Vocab Words

::: perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
::: sophistry - seemingly plausible but fallacious reasoning; sophism
::: ignoble - unworthy; not noble; dishonorable; Ex. ignoble deed
::: imperious - domineering; too commanding; haughty; CF. imperial/emperor
::: mischief - behavior (of children) causing trouble with no serious harm; damage; harm; Ex. mischief to the crops; ADJ. mischievous: causing mischief; playfully troublesome
::: deify - turn into a god; make a god of; idolize; Ex. Kings were deified; CF. deity
::: minion - servile dependent; obsequious follower
::: functionary - official (who performs a particular function)
::: surly - bad-tempered; rude; cross
::: executioner - person administering capital punishment