Theme: Words to describe people
adjective: Easily handled, managed, or controlled.
“‘I don’t want to go there,’ said Sharina, who was normally such a tractable child.”
adjective: Pompous or pretentious (in speech or writing).
“Mr. Satya Nadella is a leader with a low-key style that differs from Mr. Ballmer’s bombastic manner.”
adjective: Having little or no money.
“The children have no mother, and their father is impecunious, so they have embarked on a series of adventurous money-making schemes.”
“Discounts for the clever or impecunious greatly reduce the sticker price at many universities.”
4. petulant (PECH-uh-lent)
adjective: Bad-tempered; cranky.
“Idol, like the petulant child who can’t understand that her antics have ceased to be entertaining, kept trying to sell it.”
adjective: Incapable of being corrected or reformed.
“I’m an incorrigible scavenger. I’ve been known to climb into dump trucks because I’ve seen an interesting table leg sticking out of the rubbish. I’ve furnished whole apartments from things I’ve found on the street.”