AggravateDefinition to make an illness or a bad or unpleasant situation worse | to annoy someone, especially deliberately |
Usage Her constant interruptions were very aggravating.
VanityDefinition too much pride in your own appearance, abilities, or achievements | the quality of being unimportant, especially compared with other things that are important | behavior or attitudes that show people's vanity
Usage She would always wake up and look in the mirror because of her vanity
ForebodingDefinition a strong feeling that something unpleasant or dangerous is going to happen
Usage He has a strange foreboding that he will get into an accident.
CredulousDefinition too ready to believe things and therefore easy to trick
Usage Credulous consumers will often buy products of little or no real value.
LacklusterDefinition not interesting or exciting
Usage The actor gave a lackluster performance in his latest film
AmicableDefinition done or achieved in a polite or friendly way and without arguing
Usage The two towns came to an amicable agreement over water rights.
EncompassDefinition to include a large number or range of things | to surround or cover something completely
Usage Oceans encompass about three fourths of the surface of our planet
VociferousDefinition expressing your opinions or feelings in a loud and confident way
Usage The council's decision was met by vociferous complaints from the assembled residents
GermaneDefinition connected with something in an important or appropriate way
Usage The suppression of documents which were germane to the case
AbominateDefinition to feel hatred or disgust for something or someone
Usage The ruler abominated all acts of terror
DenounceDefinition to strongly criticize someone or something that you think is wrong, illegal, etc.
Usage The atrocities of the army were denounced by the newspaper.
AvidityDefinition very enthusiastic about something | wanting to get something very much
Usage The boss likes his avidity for the project.
FervorDefinition very strong feelings about something
Usage When asked to say a few words about his mentor the man spoke with great fervor and respect
telling the audience what a great influence he had had on his life.
DecryDefinition to strongly criticize someone or something, especially publicly
Usage The activists decried the minister's thoughtless remarks
TormentDefinition extreme suffering, especially mental suffering
Usage His guilt began to torment him