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Meaning of germane, industrious, insolent, infinite, slender, inane, pensive, somber, devout, posthumous

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Meaning of germane (adjective)
forms: more germane; most germane; less germane; least germane

having an important part of the issue at hand; pertinent

Example
The germane topic was all they wanted to discuss.
If the public were schooled to discriminate between the germane and the irrelevant, the authentic and the phony, and the reality and the appearance, nine-tenths at least of the advertising industry would be out of work.

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Meaning of industrious (adjective)
forms: more industrious; most industrious; less industrious; least industrious

hard-working; productive

Example
She had to be industrious to stay with the firm as they expected 110% effort at all times.

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Meaning of insolent (adjective)
forms: more insolent; most insolent; less insolent; least insolent

disrespectful; boldly rude in an abrasive manner

Example
An insolent private can get into a lot of trouble in the Army.
Stung by the complete absence of regard for her the insolent words betrayed, Maria rammed her key into the lock with violently shaking fingers, anger stoking and stirring a seething cauldron of other emotions.

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Meaning of infinite (adjective)
forms: more infinite; most infinite; less infinite; least infinite

endless; vast

Example
The universe has infinite possibilities for exploration.
Colors can of course be mixed together for an infinite variety of results.

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Meaning of slender (adjective)
forms: slender; more slender; most slender; less slender; least slender

small in size or amount

Example
Her slender waist and striking face got her many looks from the college football team.

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Meaning of inane (adjective)
forms: more inane; most inane; less inane; least inane

silly; foolish

Example
She was known for her inane small talk; so people gave her a wide berth at parties.

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Meaning of pensive (adjective)
forms: pensive; more pensive; most pensive; less pensive; least pensive

thinking of others; thoughtful

Example
The pensive man always sent his daughter a birthday card early.
While indulging his melancholy thoughts he had taken care to position himself in a nobly pensive attitude, with the candle at his side lending a glistening aureole to his dark profile.

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Meaning of somber (adjective)
forms: somber; more somber; most somber; less somber; least somber

gloomy and dark

Example
The song had a somber, mournful tone that touched many people in the audience.

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Meaning of devout (adjective)
forms: more devout; most devout; less devout; least devout

very religious

Example
The parents had been devout Catholics all their lives.

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Meaning of posthumous (adjective)
describing actions after a person's death

Example
The posthumous medal was awarded to the man's wife for valor in war.
The sister of Derek Bentley, executed for his alleged role in the killing of a policeman forty years ago, has been given leave to take court action to secure a posthumous pardon.

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