Meaning: A criminal who has committed a serious crime
Use: The convicted felon was imprisoned for 10 years before his case was reviewed.
Meaning: A person who does something that is illegal or morally wrong
Use: A miscreant robbed an elderly lady after she got off the bus and was walking to her apartment.
Meaning: Behaving criminally
Use: She had never seen so many assassins and miscreants gathered together under the same banner in order to annihilate someone.
Meaning: A person who is dishonest or immoral
Use: Trudy’s father was a lovable old rogue and sometimes even a lying old rogue.
Meaning: Corrupt or dishonest
Use: People were complaining about how the rogue police were committing criminal acts.
Meaning: A person who is cruel or dishonest
Use: Some scoundrel stole my wallet.
Explanation: Prone (Adj.) has second meaning also. It means lying with the front of your body facing downward.
Meaning: Exposed to being attacked or harmed
Use: Jackie was quite vulnerable and broke out in tears when friends would mention her late husband who died just a few weeks before.
Meaning: 1) Likely to suffer from
2) Lying with the front of your body facing downward.
Use: She was prone to sudden fits of anger during which she would lie prone on the floor, screaming and kicking her heels.
Meaning: 1) Quick to detect or be affected by slight changes.
2) Easily offended or upset.
Use: Bats are sensitive to sounds that humans can’t hear.
Meaning: Easily affected, influenced or harmed by something.
Use: Some teenagers are sometimes very susceptible to new ways of thinking or of behaving in ways that are unacceptable.
Explanation: Slack (Adj.) means not stretched or held in tight position. Slack (Adj.) also means careless. Slack (Verb) means to be careless. Slack (Verb) also means to lessen in amount. Derelict (Adj.) means careless or failing to do what should be done. It has second meaning also. It means something abandoned or something no longer cared. Dereliction (Noun) means an act of abandoning something. It has second meaning also. Dereliction (Noun) means the state of being careless or failure to do your duty or job.
Meaning: Not careful enough
Use: Both parents were lax with their supervision of the children and, as a result, the children often got into mischief.
Meaning: Failing to take proper care of something or someone
Use: Her mother was a negligent housekeeper
Meaning: Not showing enough care and attention
Use: He’s terribly remiss in his work.
Meaning: Hurried and careless
Use: This slapdash approach to the recording and construction of an album possibly could be financially related.
Meaning: Very careless
Use: As a master craftsman, the carpenter prided himself on never doing slipshod work.
Meaning: 1) To be careless
2) To lessen in amount
Use: They need to stop slacking and get down to work.
Meaning: 1) not stretched or held in tight position.
Use: He accused the government of slack supervision of nuclear technology.
Meaning: 1) careless or failing to do what should be done.
2) something abandoned or something no longer cared.
Use: The police officer was charged with being derelict in his duty when he failed to arrest a man for mistreating his wife.
Meaning: 1) act of abandoning something.
2) state of being careless or failure to do your duty or job
Use: A human derelict is someone who by reason of his/her actions, etc., has been abandoned by respectable people.
Explanation: Lambent (Adj.) means softly shining.
Meaning: Producing or seeming to produce light
Use: The night sky was the most luminous Jeff had seen during his vacation, simply glittering with starlight.
Meaning: Brilliantly lively or very impressive or interesting
Use Scintillating conversation with a scintillating personality.
Use: Crystal chandeliers and gilded walls made the opera house a refulgent setting for the concert.
Meaning: Very bright and attractive
Use: The colorful crackers looking resplendent on a moonless night was an impressive work.
Use: The exceptional effulgence of the harvest moon is always a striking sight.
Meaning: Shinning softly
Use: Jan and Sam could see lambent sunlight glinting off the waves as they walked along the beach.
Meaning: Friendly and easy to talk to
Use: As a supervisor, Mike Black was always affable with his subordinates in that he was always civil and courteous when he had conversations with them.
Meaning: Friendly and pleasant
Use: If wars are to end, nations must learn amicable means of settling their disputes.
Meaning: Friendly and pleasant
Use: Amiable neighbors help make a house a home.
Meaning: Friendly and cheerful
Use: This restaurant is famous and popular because of a genial proprietor, who tries to make everyone happy.
Meaning: Politely pleasant and friendly
Use: Germany and the United States have maintained cordial relations since World War II.
Meaning: 1) Very Friendly
2) Pleasant and enjoyable
Use: Sharon told Mike that she found it a very congenial and agreeable atmosphere in which to work with him and his staff.1………………………………………………………………………………………………….