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overweening

  • adjective satellite unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
    extravagant; excessive; exuberant.
    • extravagant praise
    • exuberant compliments
    • overweening ambition
    • overweening greed
  • adjective satellite presumptuously arrogant
    uppity.
    • had a witty but overweening manner
    • no idea how overweening he would be"- S.V.Benet
    • getting a little uppity and needed to be slapped down"- NY Times

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amatorious

Amatory. Obs. "Amatorious poem." Milton.

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pardonably

  • adverb in an excusable manner or to an excusable degree
    forgivably; excusably.
    • he was excusably late

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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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jangler

An idle talker; a babbler; a prater. Chaucer.

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insufferable

  • adjective satellite used of persons or their behavior
    unsufferable; impossible; unacceptable.
    • impossible behavior
    • insufferable insolence

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babbling

  • noun gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby
    babble; lallation.
  • verb utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way
    babble.
    • The old man is only babbling--don't pay attention

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pennon

  • noun a long flag; often tapering
    streamer; waft; pennant.
  • noun wing of a bird
    pinion.

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curling

  • noun a game played on ice in which heavy stones with handles are slid toward a target
  • verb form a curl, curve, or kink
    curl; curve; kink.
    • the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling

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unutterably

  • adverb to an inexpressible degree
    unspeakably; indescribably; ineffably.
    • she was looking very young tonight, and, as usual, indescribably beautiful, in a simple strapless dress of a green and white silky cotton

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gloriousness

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laughably

  • adverb so as to arouse or deserve laughter
    ridiculously; preposterously; ludicrously.
    • her income was laughably small, but she managed to live well

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blusterer

  • noun a person who causes trouble by speaking indiscreetly
    loudmouth.

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insupportable

  • adjective satellite incapable of being justified or explained
    unwarranted; unjustifiable; unwarrantable; indefensible.

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inordinately

  • adverb extremely
    extraordinarily.
    • she was inordinately smart
    • it will be an extraordinarily painful step to negotiate

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boaster

  • noun a very boastful and talkative person
    braggart; line-shooter; blowhard; vaunter; bragger.

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colossal

  • adjective satellite so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe
    prodigious; stupendous.
    • colossal crumbling ruins of an ancient temple
    • has a colossal nerve
    • a prodigious storm
    • a stupendous field of grass
    • stupendous demand

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boaster

  • noun a very boastful and talkative person
    braggart; line-shooter; blowhard; vaunter; bragger.

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childishly

  • adverb in a childlike manner
    • he acted very childishly

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gaud

  • noun cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing
    fallal; bangle; novelty; trinket; gewgaw; bauble.

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imprecate

  • verb wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
    curse; anathemise; damn; bedamn; anathemize; maledict; beshrew.
    • The bad witch cursed the child
  • verb utter obscenities or profanities
    cuss; curse; blaspheme; swear.
    • The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street

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babbler

  • noun an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
    prater; chatterer; spouter; magpie; chatterbox.
  • noun any of various insectivorous Old World birds with a loud incessant song; in some classifications considered members of the family Muscicapidae
    cackler.

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lou

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oblation

  • noun the act of contributing to the funds of a church or charity
    offering.
    • oblations for aid to the poor
  • noun the act of offering the bread and wine of the Eucharist
    religious offering.

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incorrigible

  • adjective impervious to correction by punishment

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imagine

  • verb form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
    conceive of; envisage; ideate.
    • Can you conceive of him as the president?
  • verb expect, believe, or suppose
    guess; reckon; suppose; opine; think.
    • I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel
    • I thought to find her in a bad state
    • he didn't think to find her in the kitchen
    • I guess she is angry at me for standing her up

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follow

  • verb to travel behind, go after, come after
    • The ducklings followed their mother around the pond
    • Please follow the guide through the museum
  • verb be later in time
    postdate.
    • Tuesday always follows Monday

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prattler

  • noun someone who speaks in a childish way

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bugbear

  • noun an imaginary monster used to frighten children
    booger; bugaboo; boogeyman; bogeyman.
  • noun an object of dread or apprehension
    hobgoblin.
    • Germany was always a bugbear for France
    • A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds"--Ralph Waldo Emerson

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pomp

  • noun cheap or pretentious or vain display
    gaudery.
  • noun ceremonial elegance and splendor
    eclat.
    • entered with much eclat in a coach drawn by eight white horses

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preposterously

  • adverb so as to arouse or deserve laughter
    ridiculously; ludicrously; laughably.
    • her income was laughably small, but she managed to live well

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jangling

  • adjective satellite like the discordant ringing of nonmusical metallic objects striking together
    jangly.
    • cowboys with jangling spurs
  • verb make a sound typical of metallic objects
    jingle; jingle-jangle; jangle.
    • The keys were jingling in his pocket

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monstrously

  • adverb in a hideous manner
    horridly; hideously.
    • her face was hideously disfigured after the accident
  • adverb in a terribly evil manner
    heinously.
    • the child was heinously murdered

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bravado

  • noun a swaggering show of courage
    bluster.

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unactive

Inactive; listless. R.
While other animals unactive range. Milton.

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coquet

  • verb talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions
    butterfly; coquette; mash; flirt; romance; philander; dally; chat up.
    • The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries
    • My husband never flirts with other women

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pitiably

  • adverb in a manner arousing sympathy and compassion
    pathetically.
    • the sick child cried pathetically

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jackdaw

  • noun common black-and-grey Eurasian bird noted for thievery
    Corvus monedula; daw.

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incurably

  • adverb to an incurable degree
    • she was incurably optimistic
  • adverb in a manner impossible to cure
    • he is incurably ill

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gewgaw

  • noun cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing
    fallal; bangle; novelty; trinket; gaud; bauble.

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absurdly

  • adverb in an absurd manner or to an absurd degree
    • an absurdly rich young woman

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babbler

  • noun an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
    prater; chatterer; spouter; magpie; chatterbox.
  • noun any of various insectivorous Old World birds with a loud incessant song; in some classifications considered members of the family Muscicapidae
    cackler.

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ridiculously

  • adverb so as to arouse or deserve laughter
    preposterously; ludicrously; laughably.
    • her income was laughably small, but she managed to live well

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talker

  • noun someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)
    verbalizer; speaker; utterer; verbaliser.
    • the speaker at commencement
    • an utterer of useful maxims

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egregious

  • adjective satellite conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
    gross; flagrant; rank; crying; glaring.
    • a crying shame
    • an egregious lie
    • flagrant violation of human rights
    • a glaring error
    • gross ineptitude
    • gross injustice
    • rank treachery

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intolerably

  • adverb to an unacceptable degree
    unacceptably.
    • The percentage of lead in our drinking water is unacceptably high

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posturing

  • noun adopting a vain conceited posture
  • verb behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others
    pose; posture.
    • Don't pay any attention to him--he is always posing to impress his peers!
    • She postured and made a total fool of herself

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foolishly

  • adverb without good sense or judgment
    unwisely.
    • He acted foolishly when he agreed to come

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conceit

  • noun feelings of excessive pride
    self-love; amour propre; vanity.
  • noun an elaborate poetic image or a far-fetched comparison of very dissimilar things

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ignobly

  • adverb in a currish manner; meanspiritedly
    currishly.
    • he behaved ignobly

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regrets

  • noun a polite refusal of an invitation
    declination.
  • noun sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
    sorrow; ruefulness; regret; rue.
    • he drank to drown his sorrows
    • he wrote a note expressing his regret
    • to his rue, the error cost him the game

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beardless

  • adjective satellite having no beard
    whiskerless.
  • adjective satellite lacking hair on the face
    smooth-faced.
    • a smooth-faced boy of 14 years

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trollop

  • noun a dirty untidy woman
    slovenly woman; slattern; slut.
  • noun a woman adulterer
    strumpet; adulteress; jade; slut; hussy; loose woman; fornicatress.

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fatuously

  • adverb vacuously or complacently and unconsciously foolish
    inanely.

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foolery

  • noun foolish or senseless behavior
    indulgence; craziness; tomfoolery; folly; lunacy.

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abominably

  • adverb in an offensive and hateful manner
    repulsively; odiously; detestably.
    • I don't know anyone who could have behaved so abominably
  • adverb in a terrible manner
    rottenly; awfully; terribly; atrociously; abysmally.
    • she sings terribly

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coxcomb

  • noun a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments
    cockscomb.
  • noun a cap worn by court jesters; adorned with a strip of red
    cockscomb.

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sinful

  • adjective satellite characterized by iniquity; wicked because it is believed to be a sin
    iniquitous; ungodly.
    • iniquitous deeds
    • he said it was sinful to wear lipstick
    • ungodly acts
  • adjective satellite having committed unrighteous acts
    unholy; wicked.
    • a sinful person

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repetition

  • noun an event that repeats
    repeat.
    • the events today were a repeat of yesterday's
  • noun the act of doing or performing again
    repeating.

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ludicrously

  • adverb so as to arouse or deserve laughter
    ridiculously; preposterously; laughably.
    • her income was laughably small, but she managed to live well

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disputer

One who disputes, or who is given to disputes; a controvertist.
Where is the disputer of this world? 1 Cor. i. 20.

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immoderately

  • adverb without moderation; in an immoderate manner
    • he eats immoderately
  • adverb to a degree that exceeds the bounds or reason or moderation
    unreasonably.
    • his prices are unreasonably high

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disquiet

  • noun a feeling of mild anxiety about possible developments
    anxiousness.
  • noun the trait of seeming ill at ease
    uneasiness; unease.

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morbidly

  • adverb in a morbid manner or to a morbid degree
    • he was morbidly fascinated by dead bodies

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imagination

  • noun the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses
    imaginativeness; vision.
    • popular imagination created a world of demons
    • imagination reveals what the world could be
  • noun the ability to form mental images of things or events
    mental imagery; imagery; imaging.
    • he could still hear her in his imagination

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prate

  • noun idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
    prattle; chin music; blether; idle talk.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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conceit

  • noun feelings of excessive pride
    self-love; amour propre; vanity.
  • noun an elaborate poetic image or a far-fetched comparison of very dissimilar things

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contemptibly

  • adverb in a manner deserving contempt

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questioning

  • noun a request for information
    inquiring.
  • verb challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of
    call into question; question; oppugn.
    • We must question your judgment in this matter

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excessively

  • adverb to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits
    to a fault; overly; too.
    • too big

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obtrusion

The act of obtruding; a thrusting upon others by force or unsolicited; as, the obtrusion of crude opinions on the world.

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impossibly

  • adverb to a degree impossible of achievement
    • long thought to be an impossibly difficult operation
    • impossibly far from sources of supply

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bauble

  • noun a mock scepter carried by a court jester
  • noun cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing
    fallal; bangle; novelty; trinket; gewgaw; gaud.

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inexcusably

  • adverb in an unpardonable manner or to an unpardonable degree
    unforgivably; unpardonably.
    • he was inexcusably cruel to his wife
  • adverb without any excuse
    unjustifiably.
    • he is unjustifiably harsh on her

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ostentation

  • noun a gaudy outward display
    flash; fanfare.
  • noun lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity
    splashiness; pompousness; pretentiousness; puffiness; inflation; pomposity; ostentatiousness.

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tumult

  • noun a state of commotion and noise and confusion
    garboil; tumultuousness; uproar.
  • noun violent agitation
    turmoil.

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logomachy

  • noun argument about words or the meaning of words

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evasion

  • noun a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
    equivocation.
  • noun the deliberate act of failing to pay money
    nonpayment.
    • his evasion of all his creditors
    • he was indicted for nonpayment

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delude

  • verb be false to; be dishonest with
    cozen; lead on; deceive.

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stupidly

  • adverb in a stupid manner
    doltishly.
    • he had stupidly bought a one way ticket

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loquaciousness

  • noun the quality of being wordy and talkative
    garrulity; loquacity; garrulousness; talkativeness.

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unbearably

  • adverb to an unbearable degree
    • it was unbearably hot in the room

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coquette

  • noun a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
    minx; prickteaser; tease; vamper; flirt; vamp.
  • verb talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions
    butterfly; coquet; mash; flirt; romance; philander; dally; chat up.
    • The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries
    • My husband never flirts with other women

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vaunt

  • noun extravagant self-praise
  • verb show off
    blow; boast; gasconade; gas; brag; tout; swash; bluster; shoot a line.

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deceit

  • noun the quality of being fraudulent
    fraudulence.
  • noun a misleading falsehood
    misrepresentation; deception.

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disquisition

  • noun an elaborate analytical or explanatory essay or discussion

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frippery

  • noun something of little value or significance
    fluff; bagatelle; frivolity.

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indecently

  • adverb in an indecent manner
    • she was rather indecently dressed

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essay

  • noun an analytic or interpretive literary composition
  • noun a tentative attempt

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utterly

  • adverb completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers
    absolutely; perfectly; dead.
    • an absolutely magnificent painting
    • a perfectly idiotic idea
    • you're perfectly right
    • utterly miserable
    • you can be dead sure of my innocence
    • was dead tired
    • dead right

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thenceforth

  • adverb from that time on
    thereafter.
    • thereafter he never called again

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supposal

  • noun a hypothesis that is taken for granted
    assumption; supposition.
    • any society is built upon certain assumptions
  • noun the cognitive process of supposing
    supposition.

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prodigiously

  • adverb to a prodigious degree
    • the prices of farms rose prodigiously

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braggart

  • noun a very boastful and talkative person
    line-shooter; boaster; blowhard; vaunter; bragger.
  • adjective satellite exhibiting self-importance
    crowing; big; boastful; cock-a-hoop; bragging; self-aggrandizing; braggy; self-aggrandising.
    • big talk

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laudably

  • adverb in an admirable manner
    admirably; commendable; praiseworthily.
    • the children's responses were admirably normal

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supplicate

  • verb ask humbly (for something)
    • He supplicated the King for clemency
  • verb make a humble, earnest petition
    • supplicate for permission

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suchlike

  • adjective satellite of the same kind
    • a locker that usually contained paper, ink, and suchlike equipment

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boasting

  • noun speaking of yourself in superlatives
    self-praise; boast; jactitation.
  • verb show off
    blow; boast; gasconade; gas; brag; tout; swash; bluster; shoot a line; vaunt.

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disgustingly

  • adverb in a disgusting manner or to a disgusting degree
    revoltingly; distastefully; sickeningly.
    • the beggar was disgustingly filthy

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coquette

  • noun a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
    minx; prickteaser; tease; vamper; flirt; vamp.
  • verb talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions
    butterfly; coquet; mash; flirt; romance; philander; dally; chat up.
    • The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries
    • My husband never flirts with other women

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outrageously

  • adverb in a very offensive manner
    • he behaved outrageously
  • adverb to an extravagant or immoderate degree
    atrociously.
    • atrociously expensive

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wrangling

  • noun an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)
    haggling; haggle; wrangle.
  • verb to quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively
    brawl; wrangle.
    • The bar keeper threw them out, but they continued to wrangle on down the street

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extravagantly

  • adverb in an abundant manner
    abundantly; profusely; copiously.
    • they were abundantly supplied with food
    • he thanked her profusely
  • adverb in a wasteful manner
    lavishly.
    • the United States, up to the 1920s, used fuel lavishly, mainly because it was so cheap

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deceit

  • noun the quality of being fraudulent
    fraudulence.
  • noun a misleading falsehood
    misrepresentation; deception.

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insanely

  • adverb in an insane manner
    crazily; madly; dementedly.
    • she behaved insanely
    • he behaves crazily when he is off his medication
    • the witch cackled madly
    • screaming dementedly
  • adverb (used as intensives) extremely
    deadly; deucedly; madly; devilishly.
    • she was madly in love
    • deadly dull
    • deadly earnest
    • deucedly clever
    • insanely jealous

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pretense

  • noun the act of giving a false appearance
    pretence; feigning; pretending; simulation.
    • his conformity was only pretending
  • noun pretending with intention to deceive
    pretence; dissembling; feigning.

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preaching

  • noun an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
    discourse; sermon.
  • noun a moralistic rebuke
    sermon.
    • your preaching is wasted on him

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longing

  • noun prolonged unfulfilled desire or need
    hungriness; yearning.
  • verb desire strongly or persistently
    yearn; long; hanker.

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incredibly

  • adverb not easy to believe
    implausibly; improbably; unbelievably.
    • behind you the coastal hills plunge to the incredibly blue sea backed by the Turkish mountains
  • adverb exceedingly; extremely
    fantastically; fabulously.
    • she plays fabulously well

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citadel

  • noun a stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle
    bastion.

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insolently

  • adverb in an insolent manner
    • he had replied insolently to his superiors

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successless

Having no success.
Successless all her soft caresses prove. Pope.
-- Suc*cess"less*ly, adv. -- Suc*cess"less*ness, n.

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naively

  • adverb in a naive manner
    • he believed, naively, that she would leave him her money

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trifler

  • noun one who behaves lightly or not seriously

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