June 1st, 2013 in Vocabulary
Add a bit of sophistication to your writing by using these words for describing people. They are not very common and that is what makes them special.
Munificent means ‘extremely generous’.
- My grandfather was a munificent person. He used to make generous donations to charities.
A fastidious person cares a lot about small details and wants everything to be neat and tidy.
Synonyms: choosy, particular, squeamish, dainty
- My father-in-law is a fastidious person. He is very concerned about matters of cleanliness.
Impeccable means ‘faultless’. Synonyms are: immaculate, irreproachable and perfect
- Her clothes reflected her impeccable sense of style.
- She speaks impeccable English.
Imperious means arrogant or domineering. Synonyms are: imperative, overbearing, masterful, authoritative
- It was his imperious nature that made him thoroughly unpopular.
Reactionary means strongly opposed to any political or social change
- Many men still hold reactionary views on the role of women in the society.
Callow means young and not experienced in life
He was young and callow; still, he possessed that determination to succeed in life.
Tyro or tiro
Tyro means someone who has only recently begun learning.
- The young tyro needs some training before he can be inducted.
A person who avoids work by pretending to be ill.
- He was a malingerer and that was the reason they fired him.
A person who gets annoyed easily.
- At times he sounded like a curmudgeon.