banal \BAY-nul; buh-NALL; buh-NAHL (British)\ (adjective) - Commonplace; trivial; hackneyed; trite.
"While many critics were raving that the new work was fresh and inspiring, Jack and his friends found it banal and ...Read More
taciturn \TAS-uh-turn\ (adjective) - Habitually silent; not inclined to talk.
"A normally taciturn sort, Mike was surprisingly voluble that evening when the topic of public health care was brought up."
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approbation \ap-ruh-BAY-shuhn\ (noun) - 1 : The act of approving; formal or official approval. 2 : Praise; commendation.
"The candidate's speech struck a responsive chord among the crowd of well-wishers and won him much ...Read More
dishabille \dis-uh-BEEL\ (noun) - 1 : The state of being carelessly or partially dressed. 2 : Casual or lounging attire. 3 : An intentionally careless or casual manner.
"Marta's parents were utterly scandalized when they ...Read More
braggadocio \brag-uh-DOH-see-oh; -shee-oh; -shoh\ (noun) - 1 : A braggart. 2 : Empty boasting. 3 : A swaggering, cocky manner.
"While many considered Lance to be little more than a loud-mouthed braggadocio, when the chips...Read More
chimera \ky-MIR-uh\ (noun) - 1 : (Capitalized) A fire-breathing she-monster represented as having a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail. 2 : Any imaginary monster made up of grotesquely incongruous parts. 3 : ...Read More