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Advanced English Adjectives


Garrulous – excessively talkative

Sententious – given to moralizing in a pompous or affected manner

Pertinacious – holding firmly to an opinion or a course of action

Propitious – giving or indicating a good chance of succeess, favorable

Captious – (of a person) tending to find fault or raise petty objections

Exiguous – very small in size or amount

Contumacious – (especially of a defendant’s behavior) stubbornly or willfully disobedient to authority

Perspicacious – having a ready insight into an understanding of things.

Scurrilous – making or spreading scandalous claims about someone with intention of damaging their reputation

Sumptuous – splendid and expensive-looking

Pervicacious – very obstinate or stubborn

Temerarious – reckless, rash

Sagacious – having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgement

Magnanimous – generous or forgiving, especially to a rival or less powerful person

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