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beaucoup adjective  beau·coup  \ ˈbō-(ˌ)kü \   Definition slang : great in quantity or amount : many, much  spent beaucoup dollars Examples of beaucoup in a Sentence we were able to make beaucoup bucks working overtime at the power plant Did You Know? In French, as you may know, beaucoup is an adverb meaning “a lot” or “much” (as in merci beaucoup, meaning “thanks a lot.”) Beaucoup isn’t used on its own as an adjective…

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Understood without question… tacit   Something tacit is implied or understood without question. Holding hands might be a tacit acknowledgment that a boy and girl are dating.   The adjective tacit refers to information that is understood without needing to acknowledge it. For example, since we know that the sky is blue, that kind of assumption is tacit. Lawyers talk about “tacit agreements,”…

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“Emotionally purging” cathartic   A movie, play, or song that makes you cry is called cathartic. Most good writers try to create work that causes you to experience a strong rush of emotion.   If you’ve been feeling like you need a good cry, you should watch a cathartic movie like Bambi — or any film that’s sure…

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“Overly flattering”   unctuous   You might know the idea of the adjective unctuous by other words like “oily,” “smarmy,” or overly “flattering.” When a person is unctuous, you can’t trust their kindness, because they usually want something in return.   Interestingly, unctuous is derived from the Latin unctus which means “anointed with oil,” which is where the “oily” connotation comes from. Unctuous and…