Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Monthly Archives: December 2016

Dec
23
2016

lustrous

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luhs tr@s

adjective
1.  shining; glossy; bright.
The new snow was lustrous in the moonlight.
Her dull graying hair had once been lustrous and vibrantly red.

2.  admirable; splendid.
Her start on Broadway had been a failure, but she went on to have a lustrous career in the movies.
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Dec
22
2016

virtuous

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vuhr chu @s

adjective
characterized by moral excellence or righteousness.
Being both kind and virtuous, she took loving care of her aging parents, giving up her own comfort to do so.
She was proud of her virtuous son, who, when faced with difficult decisions, always followed his conscience.
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Dec
21
2016

bloated

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blo tihd

adjective
1.  of a part of the body, swollen due to an excess of fluid or gas.
The doctor was concerned about the patient’s bloated ankles.

2.  unusually or excessively large.
The company’s bloated payroll was caused by unethical hiring practices.
This recent praise will serve to feed his already bloated ego.

3.  having an excess of wealth and luxury.
This island had long been a playground for bloated tycoons.

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Dec
20
2016

glamorous

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glae m@r @s

adjective
full of or characterized by fascination, allure, or excitement.
The magazine reports on the glamorous lives of movie stars.
She’d thought it would be glamorous to be a top model, but she hadn’t realized how hard the work would be.

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Dec
19
2016

accustomed

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@ kuh st@md

adjective
1.  in the habit of (usually followed by “to”).
We’re accustomed to getting up early.

2.  habitual; characteristic.
They’re having their accustomed drinks before dinner.
They met every night at their accustomed spot.
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