Flashcard
Spelling

putative

putative

/ˈpjutətɪv/
adjective
purported; commonly put forth or accepted as true on inconclusive grounds

Examples

Flashcard
Spelling

abusive

abusive

/əbˈjusɪv/
adjective
treating someone cruelly and violently, especially in a physical or psychological way
Click to see examples

Examples

I'm not out of the abusive household situation that I've been talking about.

And I don't understand teachers who get into this field and be abusive.

Her parents are abusive and, well, let's be honest, OK, Cheryl's not perfect.

Flashcard
Spelling

pejorative

pejorative

/pəˈdʒɔɹətɪv/
adjective
expressing disapproval
Click to see examples

Examples

I think it's pejorative, but that seemed to be.

The expression "aunt" is a pejorative term for a servile black woman.

So there are many pejorative words in this title, but a natural subtitle is applied Financial Derivatives.

Flashcard
Spelling

consecutive

consecutive

/kənˈsɛkjətɪv/
adverb
in a consecutive manner
Click to see examples

Examples

That's a second consecutive month that sales have topped a billion dollars.

We're told that the sum of three consecutive odd integers is 231.

Many experts define a recession as two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth.

Flashcard
Spelling

massive

massive

/ˈmæsɪv/
adjective
unusually or extremely large
Click to see examples

Examples

When it comes to claims of massive deforestation, however, the evidence is undeniable.

Narrator: Ship-breakers saw off massive sections of the hull and move them overhead.

But in Turkey, workers lift ship parts with a massive crane.

Flashcard
Spelling

conclusive

conclusive

/kənˈkɫusɪv/
adjective
forming an end or termination; especially putting an end to doubt or question
Click to see examples

Examples

DNA is another conclusive means of identification because each person's DNA is unique.

But there’s still not a consensus among paleontologists, and these biomarkers may not be conclusive evidence.

Overall, it seems like the McClintock effect just doesn’t have enough conclusive research to back it up...

Flashcard
Spelling

lucrative

lucrative

/ˈɫukɹətɪv/
adjective
producing a sizeable profit
Click to see examples

Examples

According to Zaslavsky, this delayed his potentially lucrative beluga harvest by at least three years.

David Slotnick: Parking is pretty lucrative.

It is very lucrative.

Flashcard
Spelling

decisive

decisive

/dɪˈsaɪsɪv/
adjective
able to make decisions quickly and confidently
Click to see examples

Examples

Clip: The decisive battle of war has begun.

And it goes back to the problem of the decisive battle or the decisive revolution.

They're decisive only to a point.

Flashcard
Spelling

diminutive

diminutive

/dɪˈmɪnjətɪv/
adjective
very small
Click to see examples

Examples

This diminutive creature is genderless, and its physical appearance across stories varies as widely as its name.

And we know that they are smaller pipes because of the diminutive suffix, "-ette."

He was of diminutive size but he was this genius of the cinema and one of my idols.

Flashcard
Spelling

instructive

instructive

/ˌɪnˈstɹəktɪv/
adjective
serving to instruct or enlighten or inform
Click to see examples

Examples

I think it's instructive to look at what happened when Steve dropped out of school.

This is instructive.

And the example of Canada is instructive.

Flashcard
Spelling

furtive

furtive

/ˈfɝtɪv/
adjective
marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed

Examples

Flashcard
Spelling

cumulative

cumulative

/ˈkjumjəɫətɪv/
adjective
increasing or growing by gradual steps or accumulation
Click to see examples

Examples

This axis right over here is the total cumulative amount of debt that we have.

The cumulative issue is the main issue in Aamjiwnaang.

It's your cumulative knowledge.

Flashcard
Spelling

tentative

tentative

/ˈtɛnətɪv/, /ˈtɛntətɪv/
adjective
(of an agreement, etc.) indefinite or uncertain because one might make some changes to it in the future
Click to see examples

Examples

And a month later, it takes its first tentative steps into the world.

The escapees that come out, they're obviously very tentative when they come out.

And I would like to sort of present a tentative theory about how that happened.

Flashcard
Spelling

productive

productive

/pɝˈdəktɪv/, /pɹəˈdəktɪv/, /pɹoʊˈdəktɪv/
adjective
producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly)
Click to see examples

Examples

I was pretty productive.

I was actually incredibly productive today for two reasons.

That means our society will be less productive.

Flashcard
Spelling

conducive

conducive

/kənˈdusɪv/
adjective
tending to bring about; being partly responsible for
Click to see examples

Examples

While 49 percent believe that open offices and workspaces are no longer conducive to their health and wellness.

"My friend, guns are never conducive to a productive negotiation."

But it turns out not to be very conducive to democracy.

Flashcard
Spelling

expressive

expressive

/ɪksˈpɹɛsɪv/
adjective
characterized by expression
Click to see examples

Examples

They're really descriptive, very expressive.

Emotions involve physiological arousal, expressive behaviors and conscious experience.

My face is less expressive.

great

you-have-reviewed-all-the-words-in-this-lesson