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very

  • adjective satellite precisely as stated
    • the very center of town
  • adjective satellite being the exact same one; not any other:
    identical; selfsame.
    • this is the identical room we stayed in before
    • the themes of his stories are one and the same
    • saw the selfsame quotation in two newspapers
    • on this very spot
    • the very thing he said yesterday
    • the very man I want to see

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peckish

  • adjective satellite somewhat hungry
  • adjective satellite easily irritated or annoyed
    nettlesome; testy; tetchy; petulant; cranky; techy; fractious; irritable; scratchy; pettish; peevish.
    • an incorrigibly fractious young man
    • not the least nettlesome of his countrymen

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unconsidered

  • adjective satellite without proper consideration or reflection
    inconsiderate.
    • slovenly inconsiderate reasoning
    • unconsidered words
    • prejudice is the holding of unconsidered opinions

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demode

  • adjective satellite out of fashion
    antique; old-hat; ex; passee; passe; outmoded; old-fashioned.
    • a suit of rather antique appearance
    • demode (or outmoded) attire
    • outmoded ideas

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mere

  • noun a small pond of standing water
  • adjective satellite being nothing more than specified
    • a mere child

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waspish

  • adjective satellite very irritable
    bristly; prickly; splenetic.
    • bristly exchanges between the White House and the press
    • he became prickly and spiteful
    • witty and waspish about his colleagues

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sherry

  • noun dry to sweet amber wine from the Jerez region of southern Spain or similar wines produced elsewhere; usually drunk as an aperitif

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huffily

  • adverb in a huffy manner
    • `Don't bother to call me back,' he said huffily

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raspberry

  • noun woody brambles bearing usually red but sometimes black or yellow fruits that separate from the receptacle when ripe and are rounder and smaller than blackberries
    raspberry bush.
  • noun red or black edible aggregate berries usually smaller than the related blackberries

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shamefacedly

  • adverb in a shamefaced manner
    • quarrels and dissensions ensued among the cast, most of whom hurriedly and shamefacedly handed over their parts to understudies

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mere

  • noun a small pond of standing water
  • adjective satellite being nothing more than specified
    • a mere child

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distrait

  • adjective satellite having the attention diverted especially because of anxiety
    distracted.

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beggarly

  • adjective satellite marked by poverty befitting a beggar
    mean.
    • a beggarly existence in the slums
    • a mean hut
  • adjective satellite (used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt
    mean.

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blowsy

  • adjective satellite characteristic of or befitting a slut or slattern; used especially of women
    slatternly; blowzy; sluttish.

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minute

  • noun a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour
    min.
    • he ran a 4 minute mile
  • noun an indefinitely short time
    moment; bit; mo; second.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit

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miffed

  • adjective satellite aroused to impatience or anger
    nettled; riled; pissed off; peeved; stung; roiled; steamed; annoyed; pissed; irritated.
    • made an irritated gesture
    • feeling nettled from the constant teasing
    • peeved about being left out
    • felt really pissed at her snootiness
    • riled no end by his lies
    • roiled by the delay
  • verb cause to be annoyed
    miff.
    • His behavior really miffed me

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strawberry

  • noun sweet fleshy red fruit
  • noun any of various low perennial herbs with many runners and bearing white flowers followed by edible fruits having many small achenes scattered on the surface of an enlarged red pulpy berry

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underbred

  • adjective satellite (of persons) lacking in refinement or grace
    bounderish; rude; yokelish; ill-bred; lowbred.
  • adjective satellite of inferior or mixed breed
    • an underbred dog

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small

  • noun the slender part of the back
  • noun a garment size for a small person

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peeved

  • adjective satellite aroused to impatience or anger
    nettled; riled; pissed off; stung; miffed; roiled; steamed; annoyed; pissed; irritated.
    • made an irritated gesture
    • feeling nettled from the constant teasing
    • peeved about being left out
    • felt really pissed at her snootiness
    • riled no end by his lies
    • roiled by the delay
  • verb cause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful
    peeve.

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mere

  • noun a small pond of standing water
  • adjective satellite being nothing more than specified
    • a mere child

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inconsequently

  • adverb lacking consequence
    inconsequentially.
    • `You're so beautifully dressed,' she said and added quite inconsequentially, `Can you stay the night?'

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inconsiderable

  • adjective too small or unimportant to merit attention
    • passed his life in an inconsiderable village
    • their duties were inconsiderable
    • had no inconsiderable influence

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testily

  • adverb in a petulant manner; `Go away!'"
    pettishly; irritably; petulantly.
    • he said testily

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insignificant

  • adjective satellite not worthy of notice
    undistinguished.
  • adjective satellite signifying nothing
    • insignificant sounds

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tipsy

  • adjective satellite slightly intoxicated
    potty; tiddly.
  • adjective satellite unstable and prone to tip as if intoxicated
    • a tipsy boat

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paltry

  • adjective satellite not worth considering
    negligible; trifling.
    • he considered the prize too paltry for the lives it must cost
    • piffling efforts
    • a trifling matter
  • adjective satellite contemptibly small in amount
    miserable; measly.
    • a measly tip
    • the company donated a miserable $100 for flood relief
    • a paltry wage
    • almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans

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peaky

  • adjective satellite having or as if having especially high-pitched spots
    spiky.
    • absence of peaky highs and beefed-up bass

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blueberry

  • noun any of numerous shrubs of the genus Vaccinium bearing blueberries
    blueberry bush.
  • noun sweet edible dark-blue berries of either low-growing or high-growing blueberry plants

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unsteadily

  • adverb in an unsteady manner
    uncertainly; falteringly.
    • he walked unsteadily toward the exit
    • The wounded soldier was swinging unsteadily on his legs

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careless

  • adjective marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful
    • careless about her clothes
    • forgotten by some careless person
    • a careless housekeeper
    • careless proofreading
    • it was a careless mistake
    • hurt by a careless remark
  • adjective satellite effortless and unstudied
    • an impression of careless elegance
    • danced with careless grace

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tartly

  • adverb in a tart manner
    • `Never mind your immortal soul,' she said tartly

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tiny

  • adjective satellite very small
    bantam; petite; diminutive; midget; flyspeck; lilliputian.
    • diminutive in stature
    • a lilliputian chest of drawers
    • her petite figure
    • tiny feet
    • the flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy

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fox

  • noun alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs
  • noun a shifty deceptive person
    dodger; slyboots.

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mean

  • noun an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
    mean value.
  • verb mean or intend to express or convey
    intend.
    • You never understand what I mean!
    • what do his words intend?

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stout

  • noun a strong very dark heavy-bodied ale made from pale malt and roasted unmalted barley and (often) caramel malt with hops
  • noun a garment size for a large or heavy person

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penurious

  • adjective satellite not having enough money to pay for necessities
    pinched; penniless; in straitened circumstances; impecunious; hard up.
  • adjective satellite excessively unwilling to spend
    parsimonious.
    • parsimonious thrift relieved by few generous impulses
    • lived in a most penurious manner--denying himself every indulgence

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retrousse

  • adjective satellite (used of noses) turned up at the end
    tip-tilted; upturned.
    • a retrousse nose
    • a small upturned nose

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bare

  • verb lay bare
    • bare your breasts
    • bare your feelings
  • verb make public
    publicize; publicise; air.
    • She aired her opinions on welfare

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nettled

  • adjective satellite aroused to impatience or anger
    riled; pissed off; peeved; stung; miffed; roiled; steamed; annoyed; pissed; irritated.
    • made an irritated gesture
    • feeling nettled from the constant teasing
    • peeved about being left out
    • felt really pissed at her snootiness
    • riled no end by his lies
    • roiled by the delay
  • verb sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation
    nettle; urticate.

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dainty

  • noun something considered choice to eat
    goody; kickshaw; delicacy; treat.
  • adjective satellite affectedly dainty or refined
    twee; prim; niminy-piminy; mincing.

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smugly

  • adverb in a smug manner
    • the bureaucrats explained smugly that the facts provided by their own experts show no cause for concern

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worthless

  • adjective lacking in usefulness or value
    • a worthless idler
  • adjective satellite morally reprehensible
    unworthy; vile; slimy; wretched; ugly; despicable.
    • would do something as despicable as murder
    • ugly crimes
    • the vile development of slavery appalled them
    • a slimy little liar

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frostily

  • adverb without warmth or enthusiasm
    frigidly.
    • `Come in if you have to,' he said frostily

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amusing

  • adjective satellite providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining
    diverting; amusive.
    • an amusing speaker
    • a diverting story
  • verb occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion
    disport; amuse; divert.
    • The play amused the ladies

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shamefaced

  • adjective satellite extremely modest or shy
    • cheerfully bearing reproaches but shamefaced at praise"- H.O.Taylor
  • adjective satellite showing a sense of shame
    sheepish.

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seeming

  • adjective satellite appearing as such but not necessarily so
    apparent; ostensible.
    • for all his apparent wealth he had no money to pay the rent
    • the committee investigated some apparent discrepancies
    • the ostensible truth of their theories
    • his seeming honesty
  • verb give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
    seem; look; appear.
    • She seems to be sleeping
    • This appears to be a very difficult problem
    • This project looks fishy
    • They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time

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pompously

  • adverb in a pompous manner
    • he pompously described his achievements

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sketchy

  • adjective satellite giving only major points; lacking completeness
    unelaborated.
    • a sketchy account
    • details of the plan remain sketchy

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overdone

  • adjective satellite represented as greater than is true or reasonable
    exaggerated; overstated.
    • an exaggerated opinion of oneself
  • verb do something to an excessive degree
    overdo; exaggerate.
    • He overdid it last night when he did 100 pushups

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inconsiderate

  • adjective lacking regard for the rights or feelings of others
    • shockingly inconsiderate behavior
  • adjective satellite without proper consideration or reflection
    unconsidered.
    • slovenly inconsiderate reasoning
    • unconsidered words
    • prejudice is the holding of unconsidered opinions

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peevishly

  • adverb in a peevish manner
    querulously; fractiously.

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chocolate

  • noun a beverage made from cocoa powder and milk and sugar; usually drunk hot
    cocoa; drinking chocolate; hot chocolate.
  • noun a food made from roasted ground cacao beans

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disconcerted

  • adjective satellite having self-possession upset; thrown into confusion
    discombobulated.
    • the hecklers pelted the discombobulated speaker with anything that came to hand
    • looked at each other dumbly, quite disconcerted"- G.B.Shaw
  • verb cause to feel embarrassment
    disconcert; flurry; confuse; put off.
    • The constant attention of the young man confused her

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airy

  • adjective satellite open to or abounding in fresh air
    aired.
    • airy rooms
  • adjective satellite not practical or realizable; speculative
    windy; visionary; impractical; Laputan.
    • airy theories about socioeconomic improvement
    • visionary schemes for getting rich

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condescendingly

  • adverb with condescension; in a patronizing manner
    patronisingly; patronizingly.
    • he treats his secretary condescendingly

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slight

  • noun a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
    rebuff.
  • verb pay no attention to, disrespect
    cold-shoulder.
    • She cold-shouldered her ex-fiance

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wanly

  • adverb in a weak or pale or languid manner
    • she was smiling wanly

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light

  • noun (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
    visible light; visible radiation.
    • the light was filtered through a soft glass window
  • noun any device serving as a source of illumination
    light source.
    • he stopped the car and turned off the lights

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unsubstantial

  • adjective lacking material form or substance; unreal
    unreal; insubstantial.
    • as insubstantial as a dream
    • an insubstantial mirage on the horizon

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disingenuously

  • adverb in a disingenuous manner
    artfully.
    • disingenuously, he asked leading questions abut his opponent's work

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inconsequential

  • adjective satellite lacking worth or importance
    inconsequent.
    • his work seems trivial and inconsequential
    • the quite inconsequent fellow was managed like a puppet
  • adjective satellite not following logically as a consequence

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kittenish

  • adjective satellite playful like a lively kitten
    frisky.

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enchanted

  • adjective influenced as by charms or incantations
  • verb hold spellbound
    enthrall; ravish; delight; enthral; enrapture; enchant; transport.

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sheepish

  • adjective satellite like or suggestive of a sheep in docility or stupidity or meekness or timidity
    sheeplike.
  • adjective satellite showing a sense of shame
    shamefaced.

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showy

  • adjective satellite marked by ostentation but often tasteless
    splashy; flamboyant.
    • a cheap showy rhinestone bracelet
    • a splashy half-page ad
  • adjective satellite displaying brilliance and virtuosity

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apprehensively

  • adverb with anxiety or apprehension
    uneasily; anxiously.
    • we watched anxiously

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cardinal

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of a group of more than 100 prominent bishops in the Sacred College who advise the Pope and elect new Popes
  • noun the number of elements in a mathematical set; denotes a quantity but not the order
    cardinal number.

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pale

  • noun a wooden strip forming part of a fence
    picket.
  • verb turn pale, as if in fear
    blanch; blench.

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unimportant

  • adjective not important
    • a relatively unimportant feature of the system
    • the question seems unimportant
  • adjective devoid of importance, meaning, or force
    insignificant.

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underdone

  • adjective satellite insufficiently cooked
    half-baked.

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custard

  • noun sweetened mixture of milk and eggs baked or boiled or frozen

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irritably

  • adverb in a petulant manner; `Go away!'"
    pettishly; petulantly; testily.
    • he said testily
  • adverb in an irritable manner
    • she had become irritably exact

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silly

  • noun a word used for misbehaving children
    • don't be a silly
  • adjective satellite ludicrous, foolish
    cockamamie; wacky; goofy; sappy; whacky; zany; cockamamy.
    • gave me a cockamamie reason for not going
    • wore a goofy hat
    • a silly idea
    • some wacky plan for selling more books

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patronizingly

  • adverb with condescension; in a patronizing manner
    condescendingly; patronisingly.
    • he treats his secretary condescendingly

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perishable

  • noun food that will decay rapidly if not refrigerated
    spoilable.
  • adjective liable to perish; subject to destruction or death or decay
    • this minute and perishable planet
    • perishable foods such as butter and fruit

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bosky

  • adjective satellite covered with or consisting of bushes or thickets
    brushy.
    • brushy undergrowth
    • `bosky' is a literary term
    • a bosky park leading to a modest yet majestic plaza"- Jack Beatty

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elegant

  • adjective refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style
    • elegant handwriting
    • an elegant dark suit
    • she was elegant to her fingertips
    • small churches with elegant white spires
    • an elegant mathematical solution--simple and precise and lucid
  • adjective satellite suggesting taste, ease, and wealth
    refined; graceful.

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patronisingly

  • adverb with condescension; in a patronizing manner
    condescendingly; patronizingly.
    • he treats his secretary condescendingly

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wretched

  • adjective satellite of very poor quality or condition
    miserable; execrable; deplorable; woeful.
    • deplorable housing conditions in the inner city
    • woeful treatment of the accused
    • woeful errors of judgment
  • adjective satellite characterized by physical misery
    miserable.
    • a wet miserable weekend
    • spent a wretched night on the floor

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acid

  • noun any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
  • noun street name for lysergic acid diethylamide
    Elvis; Zen; dose; battery-acid; back breaker; window pane; pane; Lucy in the sky with diamonds; loony toons; dot; superman.

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ridiculous

  • adjective satellite inspiring scornful pity
    silly; pathetic.
    • how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years"- Dashiell Hammett
  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; ludicrous; idiotic; preposterous; cockeyed; absurd; laughable; nonsensical.
    • the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework
    • that's a cockeyed idea
    • ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer
    • a contribution so small as to be laughable
    • it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion
    • a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history
    • her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous

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breathlessly

  • adverb in a breathless manner
    • she spoke breathlessly

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wantonly

  • adverb in a wanton manner
    • the animals were killed wantonly for sport
  • adverb in a licentious and promiscuous manner
    promiscuously; licentiously.
    • this young girl has to share a room with her mother who lives promiscuously

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plump

  • noun the sound of a sudden heavy fall
  • verb drop sharply
    plummet.
    • The stock market plummeted

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biddy

  • noun adult female chicken
    hen.
  • noun young bird especially of domestic fowl
    chick.

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disingenuous

  • adjective not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness
    artful.
    • an ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most disagreeable traits of his time"- David Cannadine
    • a disingenuous excuse

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foolish

  • adjective devoid of good sense or judgment
    • foolish remarks
    • a foolish decision
  • adjective satellite having or revealing stupidity
    goosey; dopy; goosy; anserine; dopey; jerky; gooselike.
    • ridiculous anserine behavior
    • a dopey answer
    • a dopey kid
    • some fool idea about rewriting authors' books

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priggish

  • adjective satellite exaggeratedly proper
    puritanical; prissy; square-toed; straight-laced; straitlaced; strait-laced; tight-laced; victorian; prudish; prim; straightlaced.
    • my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts

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gray

  • noun a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black
    grayness; greyness; grey.
  • noun clothing that is a grey color
    grey.
    • he was dressed in grey

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innocently

  • adverb in a not unlawful manner
    • he claimed to have purchased the contraband innocently
  • adverb in a naively innocent manner
    • she smiled at him innocently

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sourly

  • adverb in a sour manner
    • he complained sourly that the new rules only benefitted the managers

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infinitesimal

  • noun (mathematics) a variable that has zero as its limit
  • adjective satellite infinitely or immeasurably small
    minute.
    • two minute whiplike threads of protoplasm
    • reduced to a microscopic scale

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nonplussed

  • adjective satellite filled with bewilderment
    at a loss; nonplused; puzzled.
    • at a loss to understand those remarks
    • puzzled that she left without saying goodbye
  • verb be a mystery or bewildering to
    mystify; perplex; bewilder; get; beat; puzzle; pose; amaze; vex; baffle; flummox; stick; stupefy; gravel; nonplus; dumbfound.
    • This beats me!
    • Got me--I don't know the answer!
    • a vexing problem
    • This question really stuck me

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comparative

  • noun the comparative form of an adjective or adverb
    comparative degree.
    • `faster' is the comparative of the adjective `fast'
    • `less famous' is the comparative degree of the adjective `famous'
    • `more surely' is the comparative of the adverb `surely'
  • adjective relating to or based on or involving comparison
    • comparative linguistics

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truculently

  • adverb in an aggressively truculent manner
    • they strive for security by truculently asserting their own interests
  • adverb in a defiantly truculent manner
    • the boy looked up truculently at his teacher

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charming

  • adjective satellite pleasing or delighting
    • endowed with charming manners
    • a charming little cottage
    • a charming personality
  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enchant; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

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huskily

  • adverb in a hoarse or husky voice
    hoarsely.
    • `Excuse me,' he said hoarsely

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childish

  • adjective satellite indicating a lack of maturity
    infantile.
    • childish tantrums
    • infantile behavior

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unctuously

  • adverb in an unctuous manner
    fulsomely; smarmily.

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dare

  • noun a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy
    daring.
    • he could never refuse a dare
  • verb take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission
    make bold; presume.
    • How dare you call my lawyer?

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fallacious

  • adjective satellite containing or based on a fallacy
    unsound.
    • fallacious reasoning
    • an unsound argument
  • adjective satellite intended to deceive
    fraudulent; deceitful.
    • deceitful advertising
    • fallacious testimony
    • smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice" - S.T.Coleridge
    • a fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes

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berry

  • noun any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves
  • noun a small fruit having any of various structures, e.g., simple (grape or blueberry) or aggregate (blackberry or raspberry)

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superciliously

  • adverb with a sneer; in an uncomplimentary sneering manner
    sneeringly; snidely.
    • `I don't believe in these customs,' he said sneeringly

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delicious

  • adjective satellite greatly pleasing or entertaining
    delightful.
    • a delightful surprise
    • the comedy was delightful
    • a delicious joke
  • noun variety of sweet eating apples

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shakily

  • adverb in an insecurely shaky manner
    • this theory is rather shakily supported by some obscure data
  • adverb in a manner characterized by trembling or shaking
    • `I--I'm going to make you a cup of tea', she explained shakily

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gaudy

  • noun (Britain) a celebratory reunion feast or entertainment held a college
  • adjective satellite tastelessly showy
    garish; brassy; meretricious; tatty; tawdry; flash; cheap; flashy; tacky; gimcrack; loud; trashy.
    • a flash car
    • a flashy ring
    • garish colors
    • a gaudy costume
    • loud sport shirts
    • a meretricious yet stylish book
    • tawdry ornaments

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overdressed

  • adjective satellite dressed too elaborately
  • verb dress too warmly
    overclothe; overdress.
    • You should not overclothe the child--she will be too hot

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perceptible

  • adjective capable of being perceived by the mind or senses
    • a perceptible limp
    • easily perceptible sounds
    • perceptible changes in behavior
  • adjective satellite easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind
    • a perceptible sense of expectation in the court

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wistfully

  • adverb in a wistful manner
    • his sister would have looked beautiful in that dress, he thought wistfully, just like an angel

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pretty

  • adjective satellite pleasing by delicacy or grace; not imposing
    • pretty girl
    • pretty song
    • pretty room
  • adjective satellite (used ironically) unexpectedly bad
    • a pretty mess
    • a pretty kettle of fish

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sheepishly

  • adverb in a sheepish manner
    • sheepishly he handed her back the money

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coveted

  • adjective satellite greatly desired
    in demand; desired; sought after.
  • verb wish, long, or crave for (something, especially the property of another person)
    covet.
    • She covets her sister's house

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woozy

  • adjective satellite having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling
    giddy; vertiginous; dizzy.
    • had a dizzy spell
    • a dizzy pinnacle
    • had a headache and felt giddy
    • a giddy precipice
    • feeling woozy from the blow on his head
    • a vertiginous climb up the face of the cliff

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humorous

  • adjective full of or characterized by humor
    humourous.
    • humorous stories
    • humorous cartoons
    • in a humorous vein

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absentminded

  • adjective satellite lost in thought; showing preoccupation
    absent; scatty; abstracted.
    • an absent stare
    • an absentminded professor
    • the scatty glancing quality of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence

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witty

  • adjective satellite combining clever conception and facetious expression
    • his sermons were unpredictably witty and satirical as well as eloquent

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guiltily

  • adverb in the manner of someone who has committed an offense
    • she blushed guiltily as she spoke

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Collocation words for "trifle" are words related to "trifle" by occurring either before (prefix words) or after "trifle" (suffix words) in common language usage across multiple media. The words assembled above can be filtered by parts of speech (i.e) nouns, verbs, describing adjectives and adverbs, or by their positive or negative vibes, frequency in usage, whether they are prefix words or suffix words for "trifle" or by the count of syllables each word has.