obsequious- adj. obedient, dutiful.
- The Christian family obsequiously followed God's will.
- An immense beatitude overtook her as she found out that her family had survived the crash.
- The flat tire was the bête noire of my day.
- The news bodes evil days for him.
dank- adj. unpleasantly moist or humid; damp and often chilly.
- The dank cellar had musty wine smell.
- The significance of the book of John is ecumenical to the entire Christian faith.
- The fervid speaker got everyone on their feet.
- The forgotten carcass on the side of the road filled the air with the fetid odor of death.
- Planning prom was a gargantuan task to take on.
- I wish hat I lived while poodle skirts were in their heyday.
- She was awakened by an intense incubus.
- The cliff-side road had a very detailed infrastructure to prevent landslides during intense weather.
- The young woman inveigled the handsome man into buying her dinner.
- He received kudos for making the winning basket at the buzzer.
- The restaurant gave out mints as lagniappes after every dinner to thank their customers for their purchases.
- Roxanne's prolix explanation about relativity bored everyone in class.
- My little soccer protege took directions so well.
- The engineers initially built a prototype of their robotic arm to see if it would work.
sycophant- n. a self-seeking, servile flatterer; fawning parasite.
- The sycophant woman felt that her wealth put her above the common population.
tautology- n. needless repetition of an idea, especially in words other than those of the immediate context, without imparting additional force or clearness, as in “widow woman.”
- Our principle speaks with such tautology that it's hard to figure out his point of the conversation.
- Don't truckle to unreasonable demands.