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parlous

parlous

/pˈɑːɹləs/
adjective
fraught with danger

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specious

specious

/ˈspiʃəs/
adjective
plausible but false
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Now you should understand that this was a totally specious argument.

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sonorous

sonorous

/ˈsɑnɝəs/
adjective
full and loud and deep

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studious

studious

/ˈstudiəs/
adjective
marked by care and effort
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[ Laughter ] He perhaps was a more studious student at college.

Oh we're being studious.

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prestigious

prestigious

/pɝˈstidʒəs/, /pɹɛˈstɪdʒəs/
adjective
exerting influence by reason of high status or prestige
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Carrara marble is one of the most prestigious marbles in the world.

The company plans to reestablish itself in the prestigious global Formula One racing series in 2021.

Prestigious investment banks boasted of trading desks the size of football-fields.

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lugubrious

lugubrious

/ɫuɡˈjubɹiəs/
adjective
excessively mournful
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Your word is... "lugubrious".

Conan, I hate to seem like a jerk, but she misspelled "lugubrious" too.

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ludicrous

ludicrous

/ˈɫudəkɹəs/
adjective
broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce
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Daniel: This figure, 10,000, is ludicrous.

It was ludicrous.

It is ludicrous that no one is fucking Josh.

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ravenous

ravenous

/ˈɹævənəs/
adjective
devouring or craving food in great quantities
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But one thing set this killer apart -- it wasn’t some toothy mammal or ravenous reptile.

A ravenous snake that is capable of devouring an alligator.

They’re so ravenous, they’ve even been known to swim up into rivers to chase down food.

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copious

copious

/ˈkoʊpiəs/
adjective
large in number or quantity (especially of discourse)
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Snowflame, a villain with powers that were intrinsically linked to the character taking copious amounts of cocaine.

And speaking of quality over quantity, we're also cutting the copious versions of recipes.

yeah building copious amounts of things didn't work for me so well last game so.

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audacious

audacious

/ɑˈdeɪʃəs/
adjective
invulnerable to fear or intimidation
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And she was audacious.

This piece of paper would become the basis for his audacious next move.

Three weeks after this audacious ceremony, Ivan held another one.

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ominous

ominous

/ˈɑmənəs/
adjective
presaging ill fortune
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That went to an ominous place quickly.

[Narrator] The trailer starts with an ominous voiceover.

They are ominous.

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harmonious

harmonious

/hɑɹˈmoʊniəs/
adjective
exhibiting equivalence or correspondence among constituents of an entity or between different entities
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See how harmonious it is to bring people together as the whole.

There are a lot of different ethnicities in Oakland Chinatown, and, usually, it's very harmonious.

There are a lot of different ethnicities in Oakland Chinatown, and, usually, it's very harmonious.

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hideous

hideous

/ˈhɪdiəs/
adjective
grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror
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Oh, it was hideous.

Those pants are hideous.

Those pants are hideous.

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invidious

invidious

/ˌɪnˈvɪdiəs/
adjective
containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice

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noxious

noxious

/ˈnɑkʃəs/
adjective
injurious to physical or mental health
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So if you're doing some chemistry that might contain some noxious fumes, that goes on in here.

Hot ash and noxious gas billow out in a wave known as a pyroclastic surge.

This smells noxious.

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fictitious

fictitious

/fɪkˈtɪʃəs/
adjective
adopted in order to deceive
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Those are fictitious characters.

And it's a fictitious article

But the dialogue is completely fictitious.

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dubious

dubious

/ˈdubiəs/
adjective
likely to be dishonest
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That’s a dubious proposition.

Some anesthetics had been used for dubious recreation for centuries.

LEA SALONGA: That's a dubious honor to have.

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strenuous

strenuous

/ˈstɹɛnjuəs/
adjective
characterized by or performed with much energy or force
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It's extremely strenuous.

And he was determined to live what he called the strenuous life.

Working conditions in the anime industry can be strenuous with long hours and slim margins.

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meticulous

meticulous

/məˈtɪkjəɫəs/
adjective
marked by extreme care in treatment of details
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That's the kind of meticulous coordination that happens in the background every step of the way.

When he got back to London, Darwin wrote up his meticulous fieldnotes.

This is an extremely meticulous process that can take up to 10 hours per wig.

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