efficacious \ef-ih-KAY-shuhs\ (adjective) - Possessing the quality of being effective; producing, or capable of producing, the effect intended; as, an efficacious law.
"Plagued by rats, the citizens of Hamelin desperately...Read More
perorate \PUR-uh-rayt\ (intransitive verb) - 1 : To conclude or sum up a long discourse. 2 : To speak or expound at length; to declaim.
"After years of interminable meetings, Freda had come to the conclusion that ...Read More
inimical \ih-NIM-ih-kul\ (adjective) - 1 : Having the disposition or temper of an enemy; unfriendly; unfavorable. 2 : Opposed in tendency, influence, or effects; antagonistic; adverse.
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mephitic \muh-FIT-ik\ (adjective) - 1 : Offensive to the smell; as, mephitic odors. 2 : Poisonous; noxious.
"The mephitic stench from the bilge became overpowering." -- Richard Holmes, Coleridge: Darker Reflections, 1804-...Read More
woebegone \WOE-bee-gon\ (adjective) - 1 : Beset or overwhelmed with woe; immersed in grief or sorrow; woeful. 2 : Being in a sorry condition; dismal-looking; dilapidated; run-down.
"When the lunch bell rang the woebegone ...Read More
patrician \puh-TRISH-un\ (noun) - 1 : A member of one of the original citizen families of ancient Rome. 2 : A person of high birth; a nobleman. 3 : A person of refined upbringing, manners, and taste.
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