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Definition of objective, massive, chronic, intensive, pliable, placid, desolate, deft, listless, impromptu

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Definition of objective (adjective)
forms: objective; more objective; most objective; less objective; least objective

having no prejudice; impartial; fair

Examples
Newspapers are supposed to be an objective source of information.
It's difficult to be objective about a match that was as one-sided as a two-headed coin.

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Definition of massive (adjective)
forms: massive; more massive; most massive; less massive; least massive

very heavy and large

Examples
Two men lifted the massive box.
Germany has become increasingly concerned about the danger of importing inflation through an undervalued currency despite a massive balance of payments surplus, particularly within the EU.

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Definition of chronic (adjective)
forms: more chronic; most chronic; less chronic; least chronic

continuing over a long period of time

Examples
The man was beginning to believe he had chronic bronchitis he's coughed for a month.
The prevention of ill-health and the successful treatment of chronic and acute illness in older people could result if they felt more positive about their potential for good health in old age, and had access to relevant information.
The depression of the late 1920s and chronic unemployment appeared to confirm Malthusian pessimism.

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Definition of intensive (adjective)
forms: more intensive; most intensive; less intensive; least intensive

thorough; exhaustingly complete (e.g. study)

Examples
Nuclear physics is an intensive course of study.
Intensive and uncontrolled fishing in Russia's Far Eastern seas may soon lead to the total exhaustion of fish stocks, according to the Russian procurator-general's office.

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Definition of pliable (adjective)
forms: pliable; more pliable; most pliable; less pliable; least pliable

movable; flexible

Examples
The pliable clay was great for sculpture art.
Linen, when new, had a certain quantity of starch applied, thereby making it slightly stiff whilst remaining pliable; wrapped in such material a body would be given a neat, crisp appearance and presentable for viewing, the shroud being drawn away from the features for this purpose.

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Definition of placid (adjective)
forms: placid; more placid; most placid; less placid; least placid

still and calm

Examples
The placid sky made the day great for a game of soccer.
Admittedly, this was a placid residential district, but there should be some exterior noise: occasional traffic, water dripping from the eaves, distant carol singers, murmuring electrical appliances.

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Definition of desolate (adjective)
forms: desolate; more desolate; most desolate; less desolate; least desolate

lonely; sometimes barren

Examples
The desolate lands of the desert seem to go on for an eternity.
The railway in Glen Spean is the popular West Highland line between Glasgow and Fort William, a triumph of railway engineering through difficult terrain and completed only after incredible hardships and repeated problems in laying the line across the bogs of the desolate Moor of Rannoch.

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Definition of deft (adjective)
forms: defter; deftest; less deft; least deft

skillful

Examples
The magician was quite deft at his performance.
Forget all preconceptions of a wise-cracking booby whose lifestyle resembles a cross between Hugh Hefner and Ghostbusters -- here is the first Bond book (no sequel was planned) that supports with expert plotting, deft characterization and breathtaking cruelty Fleming's claim to be a major exponent of the spy novel genre.

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Definition of listless (adjective)
forms: more listless; most listless; less listless; least listless

lacking in spirit

Examples
After doing the same minuscule job for a week she was getting listless.
The contrast between the two American girls was almost painful; Ellen was so healthy and strong, while the waif-like Robin-Anne was pathetically wan and listless.

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Definition of impromptu (adjective)
forms: more impromptu; most impromptu; less impromptu; least impromptu

without any preparation (e.g. remarks); unrehearsed

Examples
He gave a nice impromptu speech at his buddy's wedding.
No after action reports seem to have been filed for any of these early raids, which is not surprising considering the impromptu nature of their planning and execution.

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