Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wednesday Words

avarice (n) insatiable greed for riches; miserly desire to gain and hoard wealth

calumnies (n) a false or malicious statement designed to injure the reputation of someone or something

contentious (adj) tending to strife or argument; quarrelsome

dullard (n) a stupid, insensitive person

exonerate (v) to clear, as of an accusation; free from guilt or blame

fain (adv) gladly; willingly

homily (n) an admonitory or moralizing discourse

myopia (n) lack of foresight or discernment; obtuseness

nepotism (n) patronage bestowed or favoritism shown on the basis of family relationship, as in business and politics

quietude (n) the state of being quiet

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