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fledgling

fledgling

/ˈfɫɛdʒɫɪŋ/
adjective
young and inexperienced
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This is a fledgling democratic state.

Help that fledgling show.

Well you did give me a new fledgling to deal with.

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cunning

cunning

/ˈkənɪŋ/
adjective
being able to achieve what one wants using con and cheating
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The cunning witch nursed Väinämöinen back to health but demanded a reward for returning him home.

Since night owls could protect their tribes from nocturnal predators, or their cities from cunning conquerors.

And two new papers published this week showed just how manipulative and cunning they can be.

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booming

booming

/ˈbumɪŋ/
adjective
very lively and profitable
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Thanks to the booming economy and low gas prices, Hummer's sales took off, especially in Hollywood.

Factor in the 15,000 other organs transplanted each year, and you've got yourself a booming business.

Investors are itching for a way to make money off of the booming trend.

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yielding

yielding

/ˈjiɫdɪŋ/
adjective
tending to give in or surrender or agree

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harrowing

harrowing

/ˈhɛɹoʊɪŋ/
adjective
extremely painful
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But intuition pumps are persuaders to use in those harrowing circumstances.

"That are harrowing and tearing our vitals.

It was a harrowing effort.

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heartrending

heartrending

/hˈɑːɹtɹɛndɪŋ/
adjective
causing or marked by grief or anguish

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sterling

sterling

/ˈstɝɫɪŋ/
adjective
highest in quality
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It's that the Land Rover brand name does not have a sterling reputation for reliability.

This is the Bib necklace in sterling silver.

The winners will actually receive a gold medal made almost entirely of sterling silver.

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painstaking

painstaking

/ˈpeɪnˌsteɪkɪŋ/
adjective
requiring, involving, or done with a lot of effort and care
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The costumes were created with painstaking detail by Spectral Motion specifically to be on camera.

It's a painstaking process.

It was painstaking work, but she did it in Pierre’s honor.

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rugged

rugged

/ˈɹəɡəd/
adjective
sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring
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If Toyota strips it down and returns it to its rugged roots.

And the whole west as a place of rugged individualism and independenceturns out to be an oversimplification.

Theirs was a rugged existence, for they not only had to settle and build, they had to fight.

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demented

demented

/dɪˈmɛntɪd/
adjective
affected with madness or insanity
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They have a demented dream of taking down President Trump.

This was a sickening plan, but it made a kind of demented sense.

They need someone to expel the literal devil from their demented guinea pig.

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elated

elated

/ɪˈɫeɪtəd/, /ɪˈɫeɪtɪd/
adjective
exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits
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We were just elated at the courthouse.

I was elated.

I'm just elated that Grandma is here.

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pied

pied

/ˈpaɪd/
adjective
having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly
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Wow you're wearing the pied piper jackets.

So I used to have not just two pieces of pied project, I had four pieces.

Even getting cats would have cost more!And so the pied piper went away, a very angry young man.

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gnarled

gnarled

/ˈnɑɹɫd/
adjective
used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots
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They directed him further into town, where he came across another set of villagers contemplating a gnarled tree.

Really good, my favorite part of these shoes is that they hide my gnarled witch's toes.

In his gnarled hand he held a flask containing the cure for all human ailments.

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impassioned

impassioned

/ˌɪmˈpæʃənd/
adjective
characterized by intense emotion
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He adopted an honorific doctor title and started giving impassioned speeches on the steps of the University of Chicago.

That led to an impassioned plea from CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky.

Warnock delivered an impassioned speech.

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veiled

veiled

/ˈveɪɫd/
adjective
muted or unclear
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The language was a veiled offer to the Confederacy for compromise.

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speckled

speckled

/ˈspɛkəɫd/
adjective
having a pattern of dots
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The clay is called speckled buff clay.

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serrated

serrated

/ˈsɛˌɹeɪtɪd/
adjective
notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apex

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concerted

concerted

/kənˈsɝtəd/, /kənˈsɝtɪd/
adjective
involving the joint activity of two or more
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Unions have been under a concerted attack from businesses and even from within government.

According to a de-classified CIA report these activities were a concerted effort of the Qom mullahs.

Rather than a concerted effort to reach the summit, this expedition was more of an exploratory probe.

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brindled

brindled

/bɹˈɪndəld/
adjective
having a grey or brown streak or a pattern or a patchy coloring; used especially of the patterned fur of cats

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