Definition: (verb) Lower someone's spirits; make downhearted. Synonyms: cast down, deject, depress, dismay, demoralize. Usage: I try to maintain a positive outlook, but the sad stories that are often featured on the nightly news inevitably dispirit me. Discuss
noun: A sharp turn or angle in a zigzag course. verb intr.: To make a sharp turn.
Definition: (noun) Someone with a habitually sullen or gloomy expression. Synonyms: picklepuss, sourpuss. Usage: What will it take for you to stop being such a pouter and enjoy yourself? Discuss
verb intr.: To swagger, bluster, behave recklessly, etc.
Definition: (noun) Something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose. Synonyms: reserve, backlog. Usage: Over the years, Gina has amassed quite a stockpile of office supplies from her job. Discuss
adjective: Bearing the author’s name; named.
Definition: (adjective) Tall and thin and having long slender limbs. Synonyms: lanky, rangy. Usage: The gangly man's suit sleeves and pant legs flapped like empty fire hoses as he walked. Discuss