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/'ɒbdjʊrɪt/;/'ɑbdərɪt/ a. Syn. stubborn; inflexible
hardened in wrongdoing or wickedness; not giving in to persuasion
He was obdurate in his refusal to listen to our complaints.
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/'ɒbfʌskeɪt/ v. Syn. confuse; muddle
(maul obfuscate) confuse; muddle; cause confusion; make needlessly complex
Was the president's spokesman trying to clarify the Whitewater mystery, or was he trying to obfuscate the issue so the voters would never figure out what went on?.
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/ə'bli:k/ a. Syn. inclined
(ترچھا) having slanting or sloping direction, course, or position; inclined
Casting a quick, oblique glance at the reviewing stand, the sergeant ordered the company to march.
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/əb'si:kwɪəs/ a.
(چاپلوس) slavishly attentive; attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
Helen liked to be served by people who behaved as if they respected themselves; nothing irritated her more than an excessively obsequious waiter or a fawning salesclerk.
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/əb'strɛpərəs/ a.
(obstreperous) noisily aggressive; making great noise or outcry
What do you do when an obstreperous horde of drunken policemen goes carousing through your hotel, crashing into potted plants and singing vulgar songs?.
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/əb'tju:s/;/əb'tu:s/ a. Syn. stupid
lacking in insight or discernment; stupid
What can you do with somebody who's so obtuse that he can't even tell that you're insulting him?.
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/'oʊdɪəs/ a. Syn. hateful; vile
(بہت سخت ناپسندیدہ بات) hateful; arousing strong dislike, aversion, or intense displeasure
Cinderella's ugly stepsisters had the odious habit of popping their zits in public.
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/ə'fɪʃəs/ a.
(obtrusive officious) marked by excessive eagerness in offering unwanted services or advice to others
Judy wanted to look over the new computer models on her own, but the officious salesman kept on butting in with "helpful" advice until she was ready to walk out of the store.
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/ɒ'stɛnsɪb(ə)l/ a. Syn. apparent
(درشیمان) put forth or held out as real, actual, or intended; proper or intended to be shown
Although the ostensible purpose of this expedition is to discover new lands, we are really interested in finding new markets for our products.
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/'pælɪeɪt/ v.
(کم کرنا) lessen violence of disease; moderate intensity; gloss over with excuses
Not content merely to palliate the patient's sores and cankers, the researcher sought a means of wiping out the disease.
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/'pælɪd/ a. Syn. pale; wan
(ویورن) abnormally pale; lacking intensity of color or luminousness
Because his job required that he work at night and sleep during the day, he had an exceptionally pallid complexion.
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/pænə'sɪə/ n.
(علاج) remedy for all diseases, evils, or difficulties; a cure-all
The rich youth cynically declared that the panacea for all speeding tickets was a big enough bribe.
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/'pærəgən/;/'pærəgɒn/ n. Syn. model
(مثالی) model of excellence or perfection; peerless example
Mr. Brumby's paragon is shocked at the other's inaptitude for examination.
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/'pærɪə/ n. Syn. untouchable
(pastel) social outcast; person who is rejected from society or home
Shortly Tom came upon the juvenile pariah of the village, Huckleberry Finn, son of the town drunkard.
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/'pɑrsɪmənɪ/;/-moʊnɪ/ n.
(بیرونی کرپنتا) extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
Because her father wouldn't let her buy a new iPhone, Annie accused him of parsimony.
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/'peɪθɒs/ n. Syn. pity
(درد) tender sorrow; pity; quality in art or literature that produces these feelings
The quiet tone of pathos that ran through the novel never degenerated into the maudlin or the overly sentimental.
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/'pɔ:sɪtɪ/ n. Syn. scarcity
(کمی) scarcity; smallness of number; fewness
They closed the restaurant because the paucity of customers made it uneconomical to operate.
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/pɪ'dʒɒrətɪv/ a.
(pejorative) tending to make or become worse; disparaging or belittling
Instead of criticizing Clinton's policies, the Republicans made pejorative remarks about his character.
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/pɪ'lju:sɪd/ a. Syn. transparent; limpid
(pellucid) transparent; limpid; easy to understand
After reading these stodgy philosophers, I find Bertrand Russell's pellucid style very enjoyable.
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/pə'fɪdɪəs/ a. Syn. treacherous; disloyal
(بدکردار) tending to betray; disloyal; faithless
When Caesar realized that Brutus had betrayed him, he reproached his perfidious friend.
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