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idyllic

idyllic

/aɪˈdɪɫɪk/
adjective
excellent and delightful in all respects
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Doesn't it sound idyllic?

The family's early years were peaceful, idyllic, even.

A city with idyllic charm and blooming with opportunities.

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calorific

calorific

/kˌæloːɹˈɪfɪk/
adjective
describing food which is high in calories
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But this isn't the most calorific thing on the menu.

What's the most calorific wing at Wingstop in the US?

The tenders at Wingstop are, as you might expect, more calorific than the wings.

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laconic

laconic

/ɫɑˈkɑnɪk/
adjective
brief and to the point; effectively cut short

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platonic

platonic

/pɫəˈtɑnɪk/
adjective
free from physical desire
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And he figured out that there are five of them, which we call Platonic solids.

So you get the 4D equivalence of the fine standard platonic solids.

So somewhere in the Platonic world of mathematics, this structure exists.

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prosaic

prosaic

/pɹoʊˈzeɪɪk/
adjective
not challenging; dull and lacking excitement
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maybe this is a bit of a prosaic example.

It's for a kind of prosaic reason.

But our insider, who knew Heywood for a decade, claims the truth was far more prosaic.

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seraphic

seraphic

/sˈɛɹəfˌɪk/
adjective
of or relating to an angel of the first order

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Gothic

Gothic

/ˈɡɑθɪk/
adjective
(of a novel, etc.) written or made in a way relating to the Goths
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The gothic label belonged to literature and film until the 1970s when a new musical scene emerged.

It's the world's largest Gothic cathedral.

Rice calls her novels gothic epics.

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esoteric

esoteric

/ˌɛsəˈtɛɹɪk/, /ˌɛsoʊˈtɛɹɪk/
adjective
confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle
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Because this has been pretty ... esoteric.

It is a little bit esoteric.

You know what else is esoteric?

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soporific

soporific

/sˌɑːpoːɹˈɪfɪk/
adjective
sleep inducing
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But then slowly, imperceptibly, as the story goes along, it becomes more soporific.

You'll be surprised at how soporific that actually is.

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eugenic

eugenic

/juˈdʒɛnɪk/
adjective
pertaining to or causing improvement in the offspring produced
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Again it reeks of eugenics.

This was German eugenics: the application of a distorted understanding of Darwinian evolution to human society.

This was called positive eugenics.

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dynamic

dynamic

/daɪˈnæmɪk/
adjective
being positive, energetic, and full of new ideas
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And finally success is very likely to happen for these dynamic people.

I don't have that whole family dynamic thing myself.

There's a lot of dynamic decisions.

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endemic

endemic

/ɛnˈdɛmɪk/
adjective
of or relating to a disease (or anything resembling a disease) constantly present to greater or lesser extent in a particular locality
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Afghanistan and Pakistan are the only countries where polio is still endemic.

Plague, Ebola, anthrax, tuberculosis and HIV are all endemic here.

And within the East African Rift Lakes alone, there are more than 1,500 endemic species of cichlid fishes.

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mnemonic

mnemonic

/niˈmɑnɪk/, /nɪˈmɑnɪk/
adjective
of or relating to or involved the practice of aiding the memory
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You're trying to figure out a mnemonic device.

What does matter is making a catchy, powerpointable mnemonic device.

When crafting your own mnemonic devices, there are two additional considerations to keep in mind.

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spasmodic

spasmodic

/spæzˈmɔdɪk/
adjective
affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm

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histrionic

histrionic

/ˌhɪstɹiˈɑnɪk/
adjective
characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected
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There may be contexts where you exhibit behaviors that are consistent with histrionic personality, as an example.

Some literature suggests that atypical depression may be more prevalent in people with histrionic, borderline and avoidant personalities.

Today I'm going to talk to you about histrionic personality disorder.

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rustic

rustic

/ˈɹəstɪk/
adjective
characteristic of rural life
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There's a fantastic rustic feel to it.

This is a very rustic approach to a potato.

The bowls that I make generally don't have a very rustic look.

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quizzical

quizzical

/ˈkwɪzəkəɫ/
adjective
perplexed (as if being expected to know something that you do not know)

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fiscal

fiscal

/ˈfɪskəɫ/
adjective
relating to government revenue or public money, especially taxes
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If they leave, there's a huge fiscal crisis.

And by 1975, the city was plagued by a fiscal crisis.

Not even the fiscal stimulus that people like Fed Chair Jerome Powell are requesting without the approval of Congress.

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fluvial

fluvial

/ˈfɫuviəɫ/
adjective
of or relating to or happening in a river

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