Definition: (adjective) So lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness. Synonyms: boring, ho-hum, irksome, tedious, tiresome, wearisome, dull, slow. Usage: He envied Joe, down in the village,… fantastically and gloriously drunk and forgetful of Monday morning and the week of deadening toil to come. Discuss
noun: 1. A long thick glove: gauntlet. 2. A hired soldier: mercenary.
Definition: (adjective) Threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments. Synonyms: menacing, ominous, sinister, baleful, forbidding. Usage: Number 3, Lauriston Gardens wore an ill-omened and minatory look. Discuss
noun: A fiery speaker, especially a preacher.
Definition: (noun) An exclusive circle of people with a common purpose. Synonyms: clique, ingroup, camp, pack. Usage: This little coterie of friends was composed of seven famous men, who possessed many talents in common, being poets and musicians, alchemists, philosophers, and mostly hard drinkers as well. Discuss
noun: A small garment to cover the genitals.
Definition: (noun) A negotiator who acts as a link between parties. Synonyms: intercessor, intermediary, mediator. Usage: A skilled go-between can prove invaluable to businesses when negotiations become hostile or contentious. Discuss