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long-winded : Definition: (adjective) Using or containing too many words. Synonyms: verbose, wordy, tedious, windy. Usage: To say the politician’s speech was long-winded would be to utter an understatement as unequaled as his pontification was protracted. Discuss
choleric : Definition: (adjective) Quickly aroused to anger. Synonyms: hot-tempered, hotheaded, irascible, quick-tempered, short-tempered. Usage: Gordon was a man by nature ill-suited to be a schoolmaster: he was impatient and choleric. Discuss
roly-poly : Definition: (adjective) Short and plump. Synonyms: pudgy, tubby, dumpy. Usage: He went about in fear and trembling of the fat roly-poly puppy who was unafraid of his snarl. Discuss
concomitant : adjective: Occurring concurrently, especially in an incidental way; noun: Something that occurs concurrently.
red-blooded : Definition: (adjective) Endowed with or exhibiting great bodily or mental health. Synonyms: full-blooded, lusty, hearty. Usage: George was admired as a true red-blooded athlete who always performed with vigor and aplomb. Discuss
disheveled : Definition: (adjective) In disarray; extremely disorderly. Synonyms: frowzled, rumpled, tousled. Usage: With tender hands Mercy smoothed the disheveled hair and arranged the crumpled dress. Discuss
off-color : Definition: (adjective) In violation of good taste even verging on the indecent. Synonyms: indelicate. Usage: The shareholder’s meeting was entirely the wrong forum for his off-color joke. Discuss
dapper : Definition: (adjective) Marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners. Synonyms: jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, spiffy, spruce, dashing, snappy. Usage: He smiled pleasantly upon her, looking very dapper in evening dress and a silk hat. Discuss
cross-grained : Definition: (adjective) Difficult to deal with. Synonyms: contrarious. Usage: Gabriel Grub was an ill-conditioned, cross-grained, surly fellow—a morose and lonely man, who consorted with nobody but himself. Discuss
high-pressure : Definition: (adjective) Aggressively and persistently persuasive. Synonyms: forceful, aggressive, compelling, intensive, persistent, persuasive. Usage: I do not usually buy cologne, but the high-pressure salesman eventually convinced me to give in. Discuss