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The sequel short-changes Angelina Jolie's heroine, of the glaring green contact lenses, black horns on her head and ultra-sharp prosthetic cheekbones.

short-change   Speak
v.  give less than the correct amount of change to

prosthetic   Speak
a.  denoting an artificial body part, such as a limb, a heart, or a breast implant
Added on: 2019-10-19
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debacle   Speak
n. a sudden failure
jog   Speak
v. rouse to alertness
vibe   Speak
n. atmosphere of a place as communicated to and felt by others
The Thomas Cook debacle should jog policymakers into realizing that few travelers merely sign up to a package based on a destination's climate or vibes.
prompt   Speak
v. give or show without delay
whistle-blower   Speak
n. one who reveals something covert or who informs against another
impeachment   Speak
n. charging with a crime or misdemeanor
One of Trump's efforts to support the review, a phone call with Ukraine's leader, has prompted a whistle-blower complaint and a formal impeachment inquiry.
coniferous   Speak
a. any of an order (Coniferales) of mostly evergreen trees and shrubs having usually needle-shaped
deciduous   Speak
a. (of a tree or shrub) shedding its leaves annually
sequester   Speak
v. isolate or hide away (someone or something)
One coniferous or deciduous tree grown in an urban setting over 10 years will sequester between 23.3 and 38 pounds of carbon per year.
stewardship   Speak
n. the job of supervising or taking care of something, such as an organization or property
galvanize   Speak
v. shock or excite (someone), typically into taking action
The street will provide an education, with crucial lessons about environmental stewardship and citizen engagement; youth are leading the way, but many seniors are also galvanized.
kneecap   Speak
v. shoot (someone) in the knee or leg as a form of punishment
dwindle   Speak
v. diminish gradually in size, amount, or strength
High log prices and dwindling timber supply are driving the crisis in the forestry industry that has kneecapped the economy.
meticulous   Speak
a. showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise
netizen   Speak
n. a user of the Internet, especially a habitual or avid one
comb   Speak
v. search carefully and systematically
The meticulous netizens who had combed through the user agreement found that users had granted perpetual rights to all content they uploaded.
craggy   Speak
a. (of a landscape) abrupt, cliffy, steep
melancholy   Speak
n. a feeling of thoughtful sadness
down   Speak
n. a gently rolling hill
From its craggy summit I looked out myself across the melancholy downs.
none other than   Speak
n. one is surprised or impressed by the person or thing one is about to mention
cracksman   Speak
n. a burglar, especially a safecracker
This person appears to have been none other than Beddington, the famous forger and cracksman.
muzzle   Speak
n.  the open end of the barrel of a firearm
temple   Speak
n. the flat area on either side of the forehead
Only when I pressed the cold muzzle of the revolver to his temple did he at last understand that resistance was vain.
sardonic   Speak
a. disdainfully or ironically humorous; scornful and mocking
ascetic   Speak
a. pertaining to practice of rigorous self-discipline
gloom   Speak
n. a state of partial or total darkness
bode   Speak
v. indicate by signs
The sardonic smile which occasionally broke through his ascetic gloom boded little good for the object of our quest.
tide waiter   Speak
n. a customs inspector at a seaport
monger   Speak
n. someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
Your morning letters, if I remember right, were from a fish monger and a tide waiter.
woo   Speak
v. seek someone's favor