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Definition of obsolete, defunct, inane, impudent, sluggish, infamous, adroit, passive, insolent, practicable

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

no longer used; out-of-date

Examples
Computers made five years ago are quite obsolete now.

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

dead

Examples
The generator was defunct again.
It would be unfair and inaccurate to suggest that PageMaker was the first desktop publishing program, that honour probably goes to the now defunct Studio Software's DO-it which actually ran on a PC rather than a Macintosh and, of course, there had been electronic publishing systems based on workstations and mainframes available for several years.

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

silly; foolish

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

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

rudely bold; overly confident

Examples
Their boss made them angry at his impudent manner.
Underneath his impudent and occasionally violent behavior lay a fundamentally nice, simple, easy-going, exceptionally warm-hearted character, in whom Minton took much pleasure.

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

slow moving

Examples
Tanner felt sluggish when he woke up and decided to make coffee.

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

having a bad reputation; well-known for something

Examples
The politician was infamous for his gambling and adulterous practices.
Chinese ladies used perfume from plants for their hair, the Romans used herbs of all kinds, especially lavender, for bathing -- even the ancient Britons used a plant for colouring their skins, the infamous woad, Isatis tinctoria, whose leaves, made into a paste, supplied a blue dye.

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

skillful and adept in stressful conditions; deft

Examples
On the other hand, Stanley Morison, responsible for the typographical identity of The Times in the 1930s, was not an adroit penman -- he simply had an unerring eye for good typefaces and strong composition.

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

not active; usually not aggressive

Examples
He is more passive than his brother.
Behavioural precursors of schizophrenia included a poor emotional rapport in the psychiatric interview, and parental observations that he or she had been a passive baby, with a short attention span in childhood, and often impolite behaviour, while school reports often noted that the child was isolated, uneasy about criticism, easily upset, and disturbed the class.

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

disrespectful; boldly rude in an abrasive manner

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

capable of doing something; describing something that can be done

Examples
The idea was practicable, so they began work the very next day.
When it comes to sharing development and production with our European partners, we have the common aims of all middle powers: protecting our own national armament industries; and preserving the greatest practicable measure of military independence.

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