Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Plaidy's Wednesday Words

deshabille (n) variant of dishabille; the state of being dressed in a careless, disheveled or disorderly style or manner; undress.

capitulate (v) to surrender unconditionally or on stipulated terms.

supercilious (adj) haughtily, disdainful or contemptuous, as a person or facial expression.

deprecating (v) to express earnest disapproval of.

truculently (adj) fierce, cruel; savagely brutal.

rapacious (adj) given to seizing for plunder or the satisfaction of greed.

prevarication (v) to speak falsely or misleadingly.

corpulence (n) bulkiness or largeness of body.

despotic (adj) of, pertaining to or of the nature of a despot or despotism; autocratic, tyrannical.

1 comment:

  1. I am just dying to use the word deshabille in a sentence or situation one day. It is one of my favorites...sounds so elegent and ladylike when it's really not.