pugnacious \puhg-NAY-shuhs\ (adjective) - Inclined to fight; combative; quarrelsome.
"After tolerating Patrick's pugnacious daughter, Kane would be ready to swear off women for the rest of his life." -- Carol Finch, '...Read More
plenary \PLEE-nuh-ree; PLEN-uh-ree\ (adjective) - 1 : Full in all respects; complete; absolute; as, plenary authority. 2 : Fully attended by all qualified members.
"The first plenary session held at the conference was ...Read More
expropriate \ek-SPROH-pree-ayt\ (transitive verb) - 1 : To deprive of possession. 2 : To transfer (the property of another) to oneself.
"You never know when some tinhorn general's going to expropriate your property as ...Read More
nuptial \NUHP-shuhl; -chuhl\ (adjective) - 1 : Of or pertaining to marriage; done or used at a wedding; as, "nuptial rites and ceremonies." 2 : Of, pertaining to, or occurring in the mating season.
(noun) - Marriage; ...Read More
imbue \im-BYOO\, transitive verb: 1. To tinge or dye deeply; to cause to absorb thoroughly; as, "clothes thoroughly imbued with black." 2. To instill profoundly; to cause to become impressed or penetrated.
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denizen \DEN-uh-zuhn\ (noun) - 1 : A dweller; an inhabitant. 2 : One that frequents a particular place. 3 : [Chiefly British] An alien granted certain rights of citizenship. 4 : An animal, plant, etc. that has become ...Read More