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Meaning of cumbrous, pedantic, dolorous, disconsolate, mottled, jeopardy, vicarious, exotic, flagrant, sallow

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Meaning of cumbrous (adjective)
burdensome and clumsy; bulky; unwieldy

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The machinery of the ancient Forest courts was found at this time to be cumbrous and ineffective.

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Meaning of pedantic (adjective)
emphasizing minutiae or form in scholarship or teaching; strict; meticulous

Example
Professor Jones's lectures were so pedantic that his students sometimes had a tough time understanding the big picture.
It is important to understand pedantic terminology before beginning a lecture.

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Meaning of dolorous (adjective)
sorrowful; mournful; painful

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My very writing became a different adventure, no longer the dolorous itinerary of a convalescent, no longer a begging for compassion and friendly faces, but a lucid building, which now was no longer solitary; the work of a chemist who weighs and divides, measures and judges on the basis of assured proofs, and strives to answer questions.

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Meaning of disconsolate (adjective)
without hope; sad; dejected; depressed

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There was no more conversation until they reached Mr Zamoyski's shop, where the cobbler was sitting on his front step, looking disconsolate.

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Meaning of mottled (adjective)
spotted or streaked with varied colors

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Built of honey-colored Cotswold stone, some hundred or so years ago, it had a beautiful matching tiled roof, mottled with a patina of lichen and moss.
You'll soon be able to walk down Bond Street without spotting a single varicose vein or mottled thigh.

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Meaning of jeopardy (noun)
danger; peril; hazard

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The campers realized they were in potential jeopardy when the bears surrounded their camp.

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Meaning of vicarious (adjective)
taking the place of another; felt, received or done in place of another; indirect

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His fascination leads him to an agency which administers mental implants, so that he can have the vicarious experience of interplanetary travel injected into his memory.

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Meaning of exotic (adjective)
unusual; striking; foreign; out of the ordinary

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Many people asked the name of her exotic perfume.
The menu of authentic Turkish cuisine seemed exotic to them, considering they were only accustomed to American food.

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Meaning of flagrant (adjective)
glaringly wrong; shameless; notorious; offensive

Example
The flagrant foul was apparent to everyone.

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Meaning of sallow (adjective)
sick; having a sickly yellow coloring

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In his mind that was guarded by grey, disinterested eyes and his sallow tight-drawn forehead, Holly could picture the process of how a match lit in innocence had tumbled upon an incendiary device.

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