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Meaning of glib, opalescent, resplendent, egocentric, obscure, pejorative, capricious, palpable, tentative, novel

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Meaning of glib (adjective)
smooth and slippery; speaking or spoken in a smooth manner; easily fluent; careless; insincere

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The salesman was so glib that the customers failed to notice the defects in the stereo.

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Meaning of opalescent (adjective)
iridescent

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Her new nail polish was opalescent making her finger tips look like pearls.

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Meaning of resplendent (adjective)
dazzling and shining; gleaming; brilliant; dazzling

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Her new diamond was resplendent in the sunshine.

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Meaning of egocentric (adjective)
self-centered; viewing everything in relation to oneself; egoistic; selfish

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The egocentric professor could not accept the students' opinions as valid.

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Meaning of obscure (adjective)
not easily understood; dark; vague

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The orchestra enjoys performing obscure American works, hoping to bring them to a wider audience.

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Meaning of pejorative (adjective)
making things worse; villifying; depreciatory

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The pejorative comment deepened the dislike between the two families.

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Meaning of capricious (adjective)
changeable; fickle

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The capricious bride-to-be has a different church in mind for her wedding every few days.

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Meaning of palpable (adjective)
touchable; clear; obvious; substantial; tangible

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The palpable decision was to discontinue the use of drugs.
On a flight that had included a sudden 5,000-foot drop, the passengers' relief upon landing was palpable.

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Meaning of tentative (adjective)
not confirmed; indefinite; temporary; experimental

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Not knowing if he'd be able to get the days off, Al went ahead anyway and made tentative vacation plans with his pal.

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Meaning of novel (adjective)
new; strange

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It was a novel idea for the rock group to play classical music.

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