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Meaning of terse (adjective)
concise; abrupt; succinct; curt

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She believed in getting to the point, so she always gave terse answers.
The terse speech contained only the essential comments.

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Meaning of choleric (adjective)
cranky; cantankerous; easily moved to feeling displeasure; irritable

Example
The choleric man was continually upset by his neighbors.
Rolly becomes choleric when his views are challenged.

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Meaning of decorous (adjective)
showing decorum, propriety or good taste; correct; tasteful

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This movie provides decorous refuge from the violence and mayhem that permeates the latest crop of Hollywood films.
The decorous suit was made of fine material.

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Meaning of insipid (adjective)
uninteresting; boring flat; dull; bland; lifeless

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Many people left the insipid movie before it was finished.
Declaring the offerings insipid, the critic grudgingly awarded the restaurant one star.

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Meaning of nefarious (adjective)
morally bad; vile; wicked

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The nefarious criminal was the scourge of the local police force.

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Meaning of privy (adjective)
private; confidential; clandestine; secret

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He was one of a handful of people privy to the news of the pending merger.
Only the woman's best friend was privy to her secret.

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Meaning of mercurial (adjective)
quick; changeable; fickle; mercury

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The mercurial youth changed outfits six times before deciding what to wear.

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Meaning of irreparable (adjective)
that which cannot be repaired or regained; uncorrectable; irreversible; irremediable

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The damage to the house after the flood was irreparable.
The head-on collision left the car irreparable.

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Meaning of expedient (adjective)
convenient in obtaining a result; guided by self-interest; advantageous; beneficial; worthwhile

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The mayor chose the more expedient path rather than the more correct one.
There is no expedient method a teenager will not resort to in order to get the keys to a car of their own.

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Meaning of noxious (adjective)
harmful to one's health

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The noxious fumes caused the person to become ill.

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