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promissory

promissory

/ˈpɹɑməˌsɔɹi/
adjective
relating to or having the character of a promise
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So how would you suggest somebody buy it with a promissory note or owner finance, Cheryl?

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knotty

knotty

/ˈnɑti/
adjective
highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious
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You wanna get knotty?

No, you wanna get knotty?

Some people say I've been a little knotty.

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ghastly

ghastly

/ˈɡæstɫi/
adjective
shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
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Our sentimental ties to Winterfell make this a more ghastly scenario.

The whole ghastly horror show only ended when the Allies booted Italy from North Africa in 1943.

It's just a ghastly little car.

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gingerly

gingerly

/ˈdʒɪndʒɝɫi/
adjective
with extreme care or delicacy
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He's like, "Lemme get over this fence very gingerly!"

Imma make my way to the runway very gingerly.

They’ll usually step around gingerly, trying to sip nectar from the side without setting it off.

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racy

racy

/ˈɹeɪsi/
adjective
designed or suitable for competing in a race
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I wanted to be a racy redhead.

It sounds like, you know some really racy stories about the set.

RUSHKOFF: Baby Scumbag's views are rising as his content gets racier.

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pulmonary

pulmonary

/ˈpʊɫməˌnɛɹi/
adjective
relating to or affecting the lungs
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Squeeze the ventricle and a stream of water squirts out of the pulmonary artery.

The drug sildenafil was originally developed to treat problems like pulmonary hypertension.

So if you're missing this gene, you probably will get this terminal disease, pulmonary hypertension.

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wintry

wintry

/ˈwɪntɹi/
adjective
devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain
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It's a wintry night.

It's warm enough for a wintry walkabout, if not a really biting blizzard.

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predatory

predatory

/ˈpɹɛdəˌtɔɹi/
adjective
(of wild animals) living by preying on other animals, especially live animals
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And the local rock record shows that this formation was just full of predatory dinosaurs.

One idea is that they were outcompeted by new ocean hunters, like predatory fish and mosasaurs.

Dart described it as the predatory transition from ape to man.

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scholarly

scholarly

/ˈskɑɫɝɫi/
adjective
related to or involving academic study
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These alterations have not received scholarly attention.

And you will notice there is no shortage of scholarly events on Harvard campus.

But I won't roll it back in the way that I might before a scholarly audience.

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ungainly

ungainly

/ənˈɡeɪnɫi/
adjective
moving in a way that is awkward and not smooth
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It's like getting a lap dance from a more ungainly Elvis Costello.

The ship is ungainly.

but it just feels like it's a little bit ungainly.

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plenary

plenary

/ˈpɫɛnɝi/, /ˈpɫinɝi/
adjective
full in all respects
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But our plenary sessions are going to cover a lot of ground, as well.

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surly

surly

/ˈsɝɫi/
adjective
inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace
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We're going to slip the surly bonds of earth.

They have soft fur and a passive-aggressive surly attitude they get away with by providing purring and self-sustaining bathroom habits.

Just making a deal and going back home looking surly.

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grisly

grisly

/ˈɡɹɪzɫi/
adjective
shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
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You know, like the one about flipping houses where grisly murders took place?

The wrong one leads to a grisly death.

And though it might sound grisly, his technique produced reliable results.

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stately

stately

/ˈsteɪtɫi/
adjective
impressive in appearance
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So Trump won't get a stately retirement filled with events and honors.

Snowy mountains, a plunge to the death, and a last-minute parachute emblazoned with stately pride?

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velvety

velvety

/ˈvɛɫvəti/
adjective
smooth and soft to sight or hearing or touch or taste
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This is more soft and velvety or silky or whatever.

Her feathers are velvety, soft.

Don't touch my velvety sack.

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murky

murky

/ˈmɝki/
adjective
(of liquids) clouded as with sediment
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And from here, the police training industry kind of falls into murky waters.

Now, when you look at our ancestors before Ardi, the picture starts to get murkier.

Okay, we have a Christmas ornament and we've got murky water below.

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niggardly

niggardly

/ˈnɪɡɝdɫi/
adjective
petty or reluctant in giving or spending

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dimly

dimly

/ˈdɪmɫi/
adverb
in a manner lacking interest or vitality
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And if so, maybe the glory of Athens still shines, however dimly.

Kelly can't get any work done in this dimly lit room with corny music.

But now I sing in dimly lit bars

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swarthy

swarthy

/ˈswɔɹði/, /ˈswɔɹθi/
adjective
having a naturally dark face or complexion

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