Monthly Archives: August 2015

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Aug
27

fulsome

fUl səm adjective offensive, esp. because of excessiveness or insincerity. His fulsome flattery did little to win her favor. edit

Aug
26

regress

rih gres intransitive verb definition:  to go back or backwards, as in reverting to an earlier form or stage of development. example:  The child was making good academic progress, but he regressed after moving to a different school in a new city. edit

Aug
26

froward

fro w@rd adjective unwilling to agree or obey; stubborn; perverse. Her froward children would not sit down to dinner if the menu was not to their liking. edit

Aug
25

colloquial

kə lo kwi əl adjective characteristic of or suited to informal or familiar conversation or to writing that is imitative of conversational tone. Some people disapprove of the President using colloquial expressions like “You betcha!” in a formal speech. edit

Aug
25

encroach

ihn kroch intransitive verb definition 1:  to exceed the established or intended limits, usu. gradually. example:  Farming families were forced to move to the cities as the desert encroached on their lands. example:  The commercial district is encroaching on the residential zone. definition…