mə le və lihnt
wishing or doing evil to others; ill-willed; malicious.
The spirits haunting this house are mischievous but not malevolent.
Since my promotion, the administrative assistant looks at me with a malevolent glare.
sae nih ter i
free from contaminants or sources of infection; clean; sterile
With clean water coming in, conditions in the refugee camp will be more sanitary.
The wound was wrapped with sanitary gauze.
ih fyu sihv
1. expressing emotions at undue length or intensity.
His effusive apologies are becoming tiresome.
My father is quite reserved, but my mother tends to be effusive.
2. flowing out or over.
1. attached or connected but not fully integrated; supplementary; subordinate.
The women’s college was originally founded as an adjunct institution to the university.
2. having temporary or part-time status on a staff or faculty.
The adjunct professors are paid by the semester and do not receive the same benefits as full-time staff members.
tae sit turn
habitually silent and uncommunicative.
Her taciturn son had a surprising amount to say on the subject of prisons.