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Vacillate (verb; no obj.) |ˈvasəˌlāt|
I had for a time vacillated between teaching and journalism.
Copious (adjective) |ˈkōpēəs|
she took copious notes.
I had been a little too copious in talking of my country.
late Middle English: from Old French copieux or Latin copiosus, from copia ‘plenty.’
Complacent (adjective) |kəmˈplāsənt|
you can’t afford to be complacent about security.
Dynasty (noun – pl. dynasties) |ˈdīnəstē|
the Tang dynasty.
the Ford dynasty.
dynastic |dīˈnastik| adjective.
dynastically |dīˈnastik(ə)lē| adverb
ORIGIN late Middle English: from French dynastie, or via late Latin from Greek dunasteia ‘lordship, power,’ from dunastēs (see dynast) .
lurid (adjective): |ˈlo͝orid|
lurid food colorings,
a pair of lurid shorts.
the more lurid details of the massacre were too frightening for the children.
mid 17th cent. (in the sense ‘pale and dismal in color’): from Latin luridus; related to luror ‘wan or yellow color.’
Perverse (adjective): |pərˈvərs|
Kate’s perverse decision not to cooperate.
in two general elections the outcome was quite perverse.
perversely, she felt nearer to tears now than at any other moment in the conversation.
late Middle English (in the sense ‘turned away from what is right or good’): from Old French pervers(e), from Latin perversus ‘turned around,’ from the verb pervertere (see pervert) .