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Meaning of obdurate, erudite, unruly, chortle, addled, haphazard, rabid, abstemious, condone, mellifluous

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Meaning of obdurate (adjective)
stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing; stiff-necked

Example
The obdurate child refused to go to school.
The obdurate youngster refused to eat the Brussels sprouts.

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Meaning of erudite (adjective)
having a wide knowledge acquired through reading; learned; knowledgeable; educated

Example
The woman was so erudite, she could recite points on most any subject.

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Meaning of unruly (adjective)
not submitting to discipline; rebellious; disobedient; unmanageable

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The unruly boys had to be removed from the concert hall.

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Meaning of chortle (verb)
to make a gleeful, chuckling sound; to laugh loudly

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The chortles emanating from the audience indicated it wouldn't be as tough a crowd as the stand-up comic had expected.

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Meaning of addled (adjective)
rotten; spoiled; confused

Example
The egg will become addled if it is left unrefrigerated.
His teachers said that Mike had an addled mind but after leaving school he managed to open his own business.

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Meaning of haphazard (adjective)
disorganized; irregular; random

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He constantly misplaced important documents because of his haphazard way of running his office.

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Meaning of rabid (adjective)
infected with rabies; extreme fanatical

Example
The insult made him rabid.
Discovering that the dog was rabid, the mail carrier knew he'd have to get a shot.

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Meaning of abstemious (adjective)
sparing in use of food or drinks; satisfied with little; moderate

Example
If we become stranded in the snow storm, we will have to be abstemious with our food supply.
In many abstemious cultures the people are so thin due to the belief that too much taken into the body leads to contamination of the soul.

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Meaning of condone (verb)
to overlook; to forgive; to pardon

Example
The loving and forgiving mother condoned her son's life of crime.
I will condone your actions of negligence.

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Meaning of mellifluous (adjective)
having a sweet sound

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The flute had a beautifully mellifluous sound.

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