Set 29 – Five New Words for Jan 29

Theme: Insults

1. flagitious (fluh-JISH-uhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Extremely wicked or criminal.

USAGE:
“Ten thousand curses on the head of that infamous villain and flagitious scoundrel.”

2. thewless (THYOO-lis)

MEANING:
adjective
1. Cowardly.
2. Lacking energy.

USAGE:
“The devil, the heathen, the apostate will be awe-struck, thewless before our superior metal.”

3. flaneur (flah-NUHR)

MEANING:
noun: An idler or loafer; a man about town.

USAGE:
“In Dessaix’s delightful contribution to the genre, he turns himself into a modern-day literary flaneur — that is, one with a round-the-world air ticket.”

“The dandy, on the other hand, is a flâneur, a jaded, narcissistic observer well-suited to the 7280 cell phone, whose screen becomes a mirror when not in use.”

4. prima donna

MEANING:
noun: A self-important and temperamental person.

USAGE:
“I was told by one well-placed source that George had been a prima donna throughout his brief stay.”

5. cunctator (kungk-TAY-tuhr)

MEANING:
noun: One who hesitates; a procrastinator or delayer.

USAGE:
“No cunctator, James quickly provided his wife with the surefire ammunition to divorce him — adultery.”

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