Weekly Words ~ The Ostensible Otiose Attitude of the Farouche Soul Started to Question his Quiescent Mind!

Farouche [fa-roosh] (adjective)

  1. Fierce
  2. Sullenly unsociable or shy.

Otiose [oh-see-ohs] (adjective)

  1. Being at leisure; idle; indolent.
  2. Ineffective or futile.
  3. Superfluous or useless.
  4. Producing no useful result.

Ostensible [o-sten-suh-buhl] (adjective)

  1. Outwardly appearing as such; professed; pretended: an ostensible cheerfulness concealing sadness.
  2. Apparent, evident, or conspicuous: the ostensible truth of their theories.
  3. Intended for display: open to view.

Quiescent [kwee-es-uhnt, kwahy-] (adjective)

  1. being at rest; quiet; still; inactive or motionless: a quiescent mind.
  2. marked by inactivity or repose : tranquilly at rest
  3. causing no trouble or symptoms

Superfluous [soo-pur-floo-uhs] (adjective)

  1. Being more than is sufficient or required: excessive.
  2. Unnecessary or needless.
  3. (Obsolete) Marked by wastefulness: extravagant.

Teetotalism [tee-toht-l-iz-uhm] (noun)

  1. The principle or practice of total abstinence from intoxicating drink.

Teetotaler or Teetotalist [tee-toht-ler] (noun)

  1. A person who abstains totally from intoxicating drink.

Wherewithal [hwair-with-awl] (noun)

  1. That with which to do something; means or supplies for the purpose or need, especially money: The wherewithal to pay my rent.

(adverb)

  1. By means of which, out of which.
  2. Archaic. Wherewith.

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