Category: Word of the Day
1. foolish or silly speech or ideas.
I don’t believe a word of this drivel about instant weight loss.
2. saliva that has been allowed to fall from the mouth; drool.
to speak with mild scorn or derision (often fol. by at).
He scoffed at my fear of the dark.
Bart blames Milhouse for snitching on him, and when Milhouse says he feared crows pecking at his soul for eternity if he didn’t tell, Bart scoffs at the very notion of having a soul, saying there is no such thing. (http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/Bart_Sells_His_Soul)
an expression of mocking disapproval.
Her arrogant boss responded with a scoff when she asked for a raise.
1: to pay off (a debt).
His inheritance helped him redeem his debts.
2: to recover (property or the like) by paying off a debt.
As soon as he got his first paycheck, he redeemed his guitar at the pawn shop.
3: to convert (a coupon or securities) into cash or goods.
I redeemed my coupon for a free pizza.
4: to balance or make up for.
Her husband’s stodginess was redeemed by his good humor.
5: to buy or obtain the freedom or release of, as by ransom.
6: to restore the honor, worth, or reputation of.
Once hated, his successful reforms redeemed him in the eyes of the people.
She made a stupid remark as they were sitting down, but she redeemed herself during dinner.
7: to save or deliver from sin or divine retribution.
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1. extremely large or great in size, amount, strength, extent, or the like; enormous.
James A. Michener was a novelist whose output was prodigious.
2. inspiring wonder and admiration; marvelous.
She amazed even herself with this prodigious feat of memorizing.
1. abundant or numerous; plentiful.
He admired the profuse growth of the roses he’d been tending so carefully.
The food at the party was profuse, but the guests seemed more interested in drinking.
2. given or giving generously or to excess.
He was profuse in his apologies.