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Adjectives and Adverbs from Latin


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comorbid
(of medical conditions) present simultaneously in a patient
satrapy
a province governed by a provincial governor, subordinate or local ruler.
abeyant
Being in a state of abeyance.
acrimonious
Acrid; corrosive
equidistant
occupying a position midway between two ends or sides
avaricious
characterized by avarice; greedy; covetous.
captious
apt to notice and make much of trivial faults or defects; difficult to please.
compunctious
exhibiting feelings regret or guilt.
concomitant
existing or occurring with something else, often in a lesser way; accompanying; concurrent
concubinary
of, relating to, or living in concubinage.
craven
cowardly; contemptibly timid.
declamatory
pertaining to or characterized by declamation.
desuetude
the state of being no longer used or practiced.
discursive
passing aimlessly from one subject to another
dolorous
full of, expressing, or causing pain or sorrow; mournful
egalitarian
asserting, resulting from, or characterized by belief in the equality of all people
equanimous
Calm and composed; of stable disposition.
unconscionable
not right or reasonable; unreasonably excessive
execrable
utterly detestable
funerary
of or relating to a funeral or burial
ignominious
Marked by shame or disgrace.
insuperable
impossible to overcome a difficulty or obstacle
indolent
having a disposition to avoid exertion; lazy
inextricable
impossible to disentangle or escape
intrepid
resolutely fearless; dauntless
inviolable
never to be broken, infringed, or dishonored
inane
lacking sense, significance, or ideas
insidious
intended to entrap or beguile
invective
insulting, abusive, or highly critical language
impetuous
acting quickly, without forethought
litigious
unreasonably inclined to engage in lawsuits; argumentative
mercurial
subject to sudden or unpredictable changes of mood or mind
moribund
at the point of death; in terminal decline; almost obsolete
nutritive
serving to nourish; providing nutriment; nutritious.
obtuse
annoyingly insensitive or slow to understand
opprobrious
conveying or expressing harsh criticism
obeisant
Ready to obey
ostentatious
characterized by or given to pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to impress others
ostensible
stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so
piquant
having a pleasantly sharp taste or appetizing flavor.
redolent
Diffusing odor or fragrance
sagacious
Of quick sense perceptions
sanguine
optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation
solicitous
characterized by or showing interest or concern
strident
presenting a controversial point of view in an excessively forceful way
turpitude
vile, shameful, or base character; depravity.
vaporous
Having the form or nature of vapor.
veniality
being capable of receiving forgiveness
venial
Capable of being forgiven
voluble
speaking or spoken incessantly and fluently
furtive
attempting to avoid notice out of guilt; secretive
hortatory
Giving exhortation or advise
ineffable
incapable of being expressed or described in words
insipid
without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities; vapid
noisome
having an extremely offensive smell
occidental
of the countries of the West, especially Europe and the Americas
odious
extremely unpleasant; repulsive.
onerous
involving an amount of effort that is oppressively burdensome (of a task, duty, or responsibility)
par excellence
better or more than all others of the same kind
quotidian
of or occurring every day; daily
stolid
calm, dependable, and showing little emotion or animation.
truculent
fierce; cruel; savagely brutal.
intransigent
refusing to change one's views or to agree about something
punctilious
showing great attention to detail or correct behavior
aberrant
Wandering
abtruse
difficult to understand; obscure
acerbic
Sour or severe.
acuminate
Tapering to a point
adipose
Of or pertaining to animal fat
equivocal
vague and open to multiple interpretations
afferent
Bearing or conducting inwards to a part or organ
agrarian
Pertaining to fields, or lands, or their tenure
ampliate
enlarged; dilated.
apposite
apt in the circumstances or in relation to something
assiduous
constant; unremitting: assiduous reading.
aureate
Of language: characterized by the use of (excessively) ornamental or grandiose terms, often of Latin or French origin.
avuncular
of, relating to, or characteristic of an uncle: avuncular affection.
capacious
capable of holding much; spacious or roomy
censorious
severely critical; faultfinding; carping.
circumspect
watchful and discreet; cautious; prudent: circumspect behavior.
circuitous
roundabout; not direct: a circuitous route; a circuitous argument.
commodious
spacious and convenient; roomy
constitutive
constituent; making a thing what it is; essential.
consubstantial
of one and the same substance, essence, or nature.
concupiscent
lustful or sensual.
conflagrant
blazing; burning; on fire.
connubiality
of marriage or wedlock; matrimonial; conjugal
conspicuous
easily seen or noticed
contumacious
stubbornly perverse or rebellious; willfully and obstinately disobedient.
copious
large in quantity or number; abundant; plentiful: copious amounts of food.
desiccated
dehydrated; lacking interest, passion, or energy
diffident
Lacking self-confidence or trust in one's own powers; not self-reliant
divisive
forming or expressing division or distribution.
egregious
extraordinary in some bad way; glaring; flagrant
efferent
conveying or conducting away from an organ or part (opposed to afferent).
extemporaneous
done without special advance preparation
effusive
unduly demonstrative, lacking reserve; pouring out, overflowing
exiguous
very small in size or amount
fatuous
Obnoxiously stupid, vacantly silly, content in one's foolishness.
abstruse
Concealed or hidden out of the way.
erudite
characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly
evanescent
fleeting, or short duration, vanishing; fragile and unsubstantial
esculent
edible, especially a vegetable
exculpatory
Excusing or clearing of any wrongdoing.
extricable
capable of being freed from entaglement
extant
still in existence; not destroyed or lost
factitious
Made by art rather than by nature
fastidious
Difficult to please
gratuitous
Given without an equivalent or recompense
gregarious
Habitually living or moving in flocks or herds
indelible
making marks that cannot be erased
inordinate
unusually or disproportionately large; excessive
inscrutable
impossible to understand or interpret
invidious
likely to arouse or incur resentment or anger in others
incipient
beginning to exist or appear; in an initial stage
inchoate
not yet completed developed; disorganized
internecine
relating to conflict or struggle within a group
juridical
relating to judicial proceedings and the administration of the law.
jurisprudent
understanding the theory or philosophy of law
jurisprudence
the theory or philosophy of law
lascivious
feeling or revealing an overt and often offensive sexual desire
licentious
promiscuous and unprincipled in sexual matters.
multivalent
having or susceptible to many applications, interpretations, meanings, or values
nascent
Commencing, or in process of development
obsequious
obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree
obdurate
stubbornly refusing to change one's opinion or course of action.
orotund
(of the voice or speech) characterized by strength, fullness, richness, and clearness.
percipient
perceiving or capable of perceiving.
perfunctory
performed merely as a routine duty; hasty and superficial
pernicious
having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way
persipacious
clearly expressed and easily understood; lucid
plenary
unqualified; absolute
preponderant
predominant in influence, number, or importance
prescient
having or showing knowledge of events before they take place
precocious
unusually advanced or mature in development, especially mental development: a precocious child.
profligate
utterly and shamelessly immoral or dissipated; thoroughly dissolute.
prosaic
having the style or diction of prose; lacking poetic beauty
prodigious
remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree
propitious
presenting favorable conditions; favorable: propitious weather.
propitiatory
serving or intended to propitiate.
prurient
having or encouraging an excessive interest in sexual matters
puerile
relating to a child or to childhood.
pulchritudinous
physically beautiful; comely.
rapacious
aggressively greedy or grasping
rapt
completely fascinated by what one is seeing or hearing; transported to heaven
recondite
Hidden from the mental or intellectual view
resplendent
Shining with brilliant luster
recalcitrant
having an obstinately uncooperative attitude toward authority or discipline
replete
filled or well-supplied with something
retributory
Pertaining to punishment as vengeance
risible
Having the faculty or power of laughing
salubrious
Favorable to health
salutary
producing good effects (especially with reference to something unwelcome or unpleasant); beneficial
sanguinary
involving or causing much bloodshed.
saturnine
slow and gloomy
scabrous
Rough to the touch; indecent
seditious
inciting or causing people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch
sedulous
diligent in application or attention; persevering; assiduous.
sordid
morally ignoble or base; vile
spurious
not being what it purports to be; false or fake
supercilious
haughtily disdainful or contemptuous, as a person or a facial expression.
tacit
Done or made in silence
taciturn
reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little.
tangential
diverging from a previous course or line; erratic; hardly touching a matter; peripheral
temerarious
reckless; rash.
tepid
moderately warm; lukewarm
timorous
full of fear; fearful
torpid
inactive or sluggish.
turgid
swollen; distended; tumid.
unctuous
excessively or ingratiatingly flattering; oily
usurious
relating to the illegal practice of lending money at unreasonably high rates of interest.
vapid
Having lost its life and spirit
vaticinal
foretelling the future; prophetic
verisimilar
Having the appearance of truth
veridical
truthful
virulent
(of a disease or poison) extremely severe or harmful in its effects.; bitterly hostile
vitriolic
filled with bitter criticism or malice
fungible
freely exchangeable or replaceable (goods)
hermetical
completely airtight; insulated or protected from outside influences
histrionic
Excessively dramatic or emotional, especially with the intention to draw attention.
immutable
unchanging over time or unable to be changed
indubitable
that cannot be doubted; unquestionable.
indefatigable
incapable of being tired or yielding
innocuous
not harmful or injurious; harmless
lacunose
Full of holes, especially a book or manuscript
mutable
liable or subject to change or alteration.
licit
not forbidden; lawful
lugubrious
looking or sounding sad and dismal.
magnanimous
very generous or forgiving, especially toward a rival or someone less powerful than oneself.
meretricious
alluring by a show of flashy or vulgar attractions
numinous
having a strong religious or spiritual quality; indicating or suggesting the presence of a divinity
officious
objectionably aggressive in offering one's unrequested and unwanted services, help, or advice
parsimonious
frugal or stingy
perfidious
deceitful and untrustworthy
pestiferous
bringing or bearing disease.
quiescent
being at rest; quiet; still; inactive or motionless
sesquipedalian
given to using long words.
specious
apparently good or right though lacking real merit; superficially pleasing or plausible: specious arguments.
splenetic
Bad-tempered, irritable, peevish, spiteful, habitually angry
surreptitious
kept secret, especially because it would not be approved of
tenuous
thin or slender in form, as a thread.
turbid
confused or obscure in meaning or effect
vacuous
having or showing a lack of thought or intelligence; mindless
venal
showing or motivated by susceptibility to bribery
vertiginous
causing vertigo, especially by being extremely high or steep
maudlin
self-pityingly or tearfully sentimental, often through drunkenness
meritorious
deserving reward or praise
a fortiori
With stronger reason.
a posteriori
based upon actual observation, experience or data
a priori
not based upon actual observation, experience or data
métis
mixed-race; a mixed-race person
supplicant
asking or begging for something earnestly or humbly; one who supplicates
mordant
having a sharp or critical sense of humor; biting sarcasm
ultracrepidarian
expressing opinions on matters outside the scope of one's knowledge or expertise; an ultracrepidarian person
itinerant
traveling from place to place; a traveler
querulous
full of complaints
inexorable
impossible to stop or persuade
derisively
in a mocking and demeaning manner.
eo ipso
Through or by that very act or quality; thereby
ipso facto
By that very fact itself
ibidem
In the same place
inter alia
among other things
prima facie
based on the first impression; accepted as correct until proved otherwise
abstemious
not self-indulgent, especially when eating and drinking
casuistic
intellectually dishonest; sophistical; overly subtle
convivial
relating to a festive feast or entertainment
loquacious
tending to talk a great deal; talkative
obstreperous
noisy and difficult to control
imputed
estimated to have a certain cash value (prior to exchanging money)
exigent
urgent; requiring more than is reasonable
peremptory
imperative; assertive; absolute
probative
persuasive; serving as a test
vituperative
verbally abusive
mendacious
characterized by deception or falsehood
ebullient
cheerful and full of energy
supine
failing to act or protest as a result of moral weakness or indolence
perambulatory
walking around a place in a leisurely way
sapiential
containing, exhibiting or related to wisdom
sapient
wise, or attempting to appear wise
indomitable
unable to subdue, overcome, or defeat
credulous
ready to believe; gullible
dilatory
slow to act