Category: Word of the Day
1. made of or containing flint.
2. hard and inflexible; stern; unyielding.
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1. wild, tumultuous uproar; noisy chaos.
The shocking announcement caused pandemonium on the floor of the stock exchange.
The audience broke into pandemonium; shouting, stomping, and throwing things at the speaker.
2. a place or scene marked by such uproar or chaos.
1. not solid or substantial; fragile; weak.
The child was cold in her flimsy nightgown.
That flimsy chair won’t hold your weight.
2. lacking soundness or credibility; inadequate.
The student’s flimsy piece of reasoning failed to impress the professor.
Do you expect me to believe that flimsy excuse?
a very thin, light paper, used esp. for making carbon copies, or the copy printed on such paper.
1. having a slovenly, dirty appearance.
“She found that she was ignored in her frowsy clothes and fawned over when well-dressed.”
1. to envy or wish to possess (something belonging to another) inordinately or without right.
He coveted his brother’s larger share of the inheritance.
Now that she was married, she secretly coveted her friends’ freedom.
2. to want intensely.
She received the award she had coveted for so long.
The horns of the animal are coveted as trophies by hunters.
to have an inordinate or wrongful wish to possess something belonging to another.