Benevolent (adj)- friendly and helpful. The benevolent boss gave each of his employees a large holiday bonus.
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Parched (adj): dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight. Finally, she thought, her throat parched with hunger, they must sell me some orange juice.
Viscosity (n): the property of a fluid that resists the force tending to cause the fluid to flow. The stuffing had a good viscosity for using a fork to eat.
Hackneyed (adj): repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse. The hackneyed saying, “roses are red, violets are blue…” came to mind.
Surreptitious (adj): marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed. She was very surreptitious in her planning of his surprise party.
demagogue (noun): a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular passions and prejudices. Two of the most famous demagogues are thought to be Hitler and Stalin.
Word of the day: vindicate (verb)- justify, prove, or reinforce an idea – or to absolve from guilt. When a lawyer clears their clients name he vindicates him.
Word of the day: wary (adj)- careful, cautious. Be wary of emails that promise you a new computer for your credit card information.