Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
dihs truhst f@l
lacking in trust or confidence; doubting; suspicious.
He was distrustful of his employees and kept a close watch on them.
She was distrustful of any offer that seemed impossibly good.
The dog had been badly mistreated by humans and was now distrustful.
1. extremely desirous of wealth or possessions without regard to the desires of others.
He was a greedy man who thought nothing of obtaining wealth by deceitful means.
Being greedy, he took all the potatoes for himself, leaving none for the rest of us.
2. strongly desirous; eager (often followed by “for”).
She was greedy for any news of her family.
ihn dIg n@nt
feeling or showing anger in response to something considered unjust or unworthy.
She gave an indignant reply when asked if she was lying.
showing steady adherence, service, or faithfulness, as to a government, group, person, ideal, or the like.
A loyal friend wouldn’t spread rumors about you behind your back.
As a loyal party member, he felt it was his duty to carry out the party’s requests.
They said he couldn’t be trusted, but I knew he was loyal to the gang.
to stop or pause, as in a movement or operation.
The train pulled into the station and slowly halted.
Production halted as the workers went on strike.
Conversation halted when the supervisor entered the room.
to cause to stop.
Guards halted the travelers as they neared the border.
They halted work on the project when the money began to run out.