Advanced English Adjectives 2

Culpable - Deserving blame

Laconic - Using very few words

Inimical - Tending to obstruct or harm

Recalcitrant - Having an obstinately uncooperative attitude towards authority or discipline

Fractious - Irritable and quarrelsome

Loquacious - Tending to talk a great deal; talkative

Sanguine - Optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation

Profligate - Recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources

Obdurate - Stubbornly refusing to change one’s opinion or course of action

Belligerent - Hostile and aggressive

Prosaic - Having or using the style or diction of a prose as opposed to poetry; lacking imaginativeness or originality

Pellucid - Translucently clear

Dogmatic - Inclined to lay down principles as undeniably true

Mercurial - Subject to sudden or unpredictable changes of mood or mind

Esoteric - Intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest

Vociferous - Expressing or characterized by vehement opinions

Taciturn - Reserved or uncommunicative in speech

Extant - Still in existence

Apocryphal - Of doubtful authenticity, although widely circulated as true

Advanced English Adjectives

Garrulous - excessively talkative

Sententious - given to moralizing in a pompous or affected manner

Pertinacious - holding firmly to an opinion or a course of action

Propitious - giving or indicating a good chance of succeess, favorable

Captious - (of a person) tending to find fault or raise petty objections

Exiguous - very small in size or amount

Contumacious - (especially of a defendant’s behavior) stubbornly or willfully disobedient to authority

Perspicacious - having a ready insight into an understanding of things.

Scurrilous - making or spreading scandalous claims about someone with intention of damaging their reputation

Sumptuous - splendid and expensive-looking

Pervicacious - very obstinate or stubborn

Temerarious - reckless, rash

Sagacious - having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgement

Magnanimous - generous or forgiving, especially to a rival or less powerful person

This guy. Makes me laugh. Thanks.


Advanced English Nouns

Dearth  - A scarcity or lack of something

Iconoclast - A person who attacks or criticizes cherished beliefs or institutions

Diatribe - A forceful and bitter verbal attack against someone or something

Panegyric - A public speech or published text in praise of someone or something

Chicanery - The use of deception or subterfuge to achieve one’s purpose

Guile - skillful deceit

Quisling - A traitor who collaborates with an enemy force occupying their country

Aegis - The protection, backing, or support of a particular person or organization

Eminence - Fame or acknowledged superiority within a particular sphere

Quintessence - The most perfect or typical example of a quality or class

Raconteur - A person who tells anecdotes in a skilful and amusing way

Alacrity - Brisk and cheerful readiness

Sedition -  Conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch

Dilettante - A person who cultivates an area of interest, such as the arts, without real commitment or knowledge

Acumen - The ability to make good judgements and take quick decisions

things newt scamander probably does, pt 2

-meows back at cats (@woodswanderer)
-get really excited about christmas
-gives great birthday gifts
-has very nice handwriting
-wants to bring back very old, very outdated wizarding names for his and tina’s children
-says “ask your mother”
-pretends to be an erumpet and lets his children ride around on his back
-puts a lot of sugar in his tea
-terrible at banking
-very good at photography
-speaks passable to good enough french
-promises to take his children on trips and actually takes them
-refers to tina as “my wife and confidant” after they’re married
-refers to tina as “the cleverest witch of her age” always