Definition/Part of Speech: (adj.) Lavish, extravagant. Effusively and almost uninhibitedly enthusiastic. Synonyms: lavish, Antonyms: dispirited, exuberant Context: Sentence: The exuberant Honors students couldn’t wait to read as many books as possible off the 101 list—especially Spencer.
Definition/Part of Speech: (adj.) 1. Producing or tending to produce pestilence/plague. 2. Harmful. 3. annoyingly troublesome. Synonyms: harmful, malignant, pesky, Antonyms: helpful, valuable, pestilential Picture: Sentence: The pestilential wave of second cousins arrived for the wedding and stayed two extra weeks.
Definition/Part of Speech: (adj.) tending to evoke, to call up and/or produce Synonyms: suggestive, reminiscent, Antonyms: meaningless, unclear, forgettable evocative Picture: = Sentence: His evocative word choice instantly depressed the reader. Her floral perfume evoked thoughts of spring.
Definition/Part of Speech: (noun) resolute courageousness; fearlessness Synonyms: bravery, audaciousness, heroism, daring-do, Antonyms: fearfulness, cowardice, intrepidity Context: Sentence: The intrepid five year-old took the dare, and crawled under the bed to see if monsters really lived there.
Definition/Part of Speech: (adj.) shrewd. Clever. Possessing judgment and foresight. Synonyms: wise, adroit, sage Antonyms: foolish sagacious Context: Sentence: The sagacious investor bought stock in Microsoft way back in the 80s; now she’s incredibly wealthy.
Definition/Part of Speech: (adj.) corrupting, treacherous, deceitful Synonyms: corrupting, menacing, Antonyms: noble, reassuring, healthy, positive insidious Sentences: Scott used to be confident, but his girlfriend’s insidious putdowns slowly eroded his self-esteem.