Set 9 – Five New Words For Jan 9

Theme: Words to describe people

1. munificent (myoo-NIF-uh-suhnt)

MEANING:
adjective: Extremely generous.

USAGE:
“The Southern Pacific was a rapacious villain whose coffers overflowed only because of the government’s munificent grant of land.”

2. fastidious (fa-STID-ee-uhs)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Hard to please; exacting.
2. Meticulous.
3. Excessively concerned about cleanliness, propriety, etc.

USAGE:
“His reported conduct suggests a fastidious man of refined manners … In his extravagant generosity and the lavishness of his hospitality, it seems almost as if he sought to outclass the most munificent of Arabs.”

3. impeccable (im-PEK-uh-buhl)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Faultless or blameless.
2. Incapable of sin or error.

USAGE:
“An example of its fastidious attention to detail is the impeccable English spelling on its (very clean) menu.”

4. imperious

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Domineering; dictatorial.
2. Urgent; imperative.

USAGE:
“She had an imperious manner that dared anyone to get in her way. She wore impeccable suits.”

5. rapacious

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Greedy; plundering.
2. (Animals) Living on prey: predacious.

USAGE:
“Banana’s history involved enough imperious diplomats, corrupt dictators, rapacious tycoons and exploited workers to fill many volumes.”

 

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