[Esc] (1) /'mɪsənθroʊp/ n. one who hates or mistrusts mankind In Gulliver's Travels, Swift portrays an image of humanity as vile, degraded beasts; for this reason, various critics consider him a [___].
[Esc] (2) /mɪs'noʊmə(r)/ n. error in naming person or place; name wrongly or unsuitably applied to a person or an object The essay did make the point that the name “greenhouse effect” is a [___], which is correct.
[Esc] (3) /mə'roʊs/ a. Syn. sullen; gloomy ill humored; sullen; depressingly dark; gloomy; persistent Though we feel sad at someone's pain and sorrow, feeling [___] is difficult while actively wishing the person to be happy.
[Esc] (4) /'mɒtlɪ/ a. Syn. mixed; heterogeneous multi-colored; mixed; having elements of great variety He wore a loose tunic and looser trousers, homespun and dyed in [___] green and brown.
[Esc] (5) /'mɪrɪəd/ a. Syn. innumerable; many; countless; numberless of very large or indefinite number; of ten thousand In China, for example, where a number of different dialects are spoken, the same character can be pronounced in [___] ways.
[Esc] (6) /'nɔ:tɪk(ə)l/ a. Syn. marine; maritime; naval relating to ships, sailors, or navigation I dressed myself in [___] rig, and went on deck to see all that I could.
[Esc] (7) /pɪ'dəntɪk/ a. Syn. bookish marked by narrow focus on or display of learning, especially formal rules and trivial points Leavening his decisions with humorous, down-to-earth anecdotes, Judge Walker was not at all the [___] legal scholar.
[Esc] (8) /'pɛnsɪv/ a. Syn. contemplative deeply, often dreamily thoughtful; engaged in serious thought or reflection; contemplative The [___] lover gazed at the portrait of his beloved and deeply sighed.
[Esc] (9) /pə'rɛmptərɪ/;/'pɛrəmptɔ:rɪ/ a. Syn. imperative offensively self-assured; dictatorial; not allowing contradiction or refusal From Jack's [___] knock on the door, Jill could tell he would not give up until she let him in.
[Esc] (10) /'pleɪdʒərɪzəm/ n. Syn. copying; imitation theft of another's ideas or writings passed off as original The editor recognized the [___] and rebuked the culprit who had presented the manuscript as original.