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(Latin: full of or having the qualities of; in chemistry, a suffix denoting that the element indicated by the name bearing it, has a valence lower than that denoted by the termination -ic; as, nitrous, sulphurous, etc., as contrasted with nitric, sulphuric, etc.)

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mischievous (adjective), more mischievous, most mischievous
1. A reference to someone behaving, or likely to behave, in a naughty or troublesome way, but in fun and not meaning serious harm: Tom's little girl was playing with the mischievous puppy.
2. Relating to a person expressing his or her intention or inclination to have fun by teasing, playing tricks, or causing trouble; troublesome; irritating: By the mischievous tone of her voice, Jane's mother knew she was up to something irksome and bothersome.
3. At times, characteristic of an act or suggestion which causes or is meant to cause serious trouble, damage, or pain: Someone was telling mischievous lies about Mary's recent job promotion.
4. Etymology: from French meschef, from the verb meschever, "meet with misfortune"; from Latin caput, "head" and meant "come to a head" and then the modern sense of "naughtiness".
A reference to annoying someone with playful tricks.
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Relating to being playfully annoying.
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Descriptive of doing vexing tricks on other people.
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misogamous (adjective), more misogamous, most misogamous
Conveying a hostility of or an aversion to marriage: Jakes’s misogamous opinion of not being married was made even stronger when his friends could never go out with him after work, because they had to go home right away to be with their wives and children.
A man in love is incomplete until he is married. Then he is finished.
—Zsa Zsa Gabor
momentous (adjective), more momentous, most momentous
A reference to an event, a decision, or a change which is outstanding and very important: Grace told her friends that her college graduation was a momentous day in her life.

James and Erla considered the birth of their baby as even more of a momentous time than their marriage.

Relating to an important decision.
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A reference to being a significant response.
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monogamous
1. The condition, rule, or custom of being married to only one person at a time (opposite of polygamy or bigamy); chiefly applied to the rule or custom (more explicitly called monogyny) by which a man can have only one wife, but also including monandry, the rule or custom by which a woman can have only one husband.
2. The practice or principle of marrying only once, or of not remarrying after the death of the first spouse:; the opposite of digamy.
monstrous (adjective), more monstrous, most monstrous
1. Enormous; shocking; horrible: The monstrous man was seen in a restaurant eating an abnormally large amount of food.
2. Wicked, cruel, or unpleasant to an extent that is considerably unacceptable: There are millions of refugees who are fleeing for their lives to find safer places to live because of the monstrous killings that are going on in so many countries!
3. Greatly different from what is considered to be normal: There are a lot of people who have been suffering from monstrous heat waves this summer.
A reference to something that is great, outrageous, and shocking.
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mortiferous
Bringing or producing death; deadly, a cause of death.
mountainous
1. Abounding in mountains; such as, "a mountainous wilderness".
2. Of the nature of a mountain.
3. Resembling a mountain or mountains, as being very large and high: "The storm caused mountainous waves that destroyed the beach area."
mysterious
nauseous (adjective), more nauseous, most nauseous
A reference to producing the unsettling feeling in the stomach that accompanies the urge to vomit.
nebulous
1. Not clear, distinct, or definite; vague.
2. Clouded, cloudy, misty; resembling a cloud or clouds.
3. Hazy, vague, indistinct, formless.
4. In astronomy, a small cluster of indistinct stars, or a star that is surrounded by a luminous haze.
5. Resembling a nebula.
notorious (adjective), more notorious, most notorious
Relating to being well-known or famous; especially, for doing something that is wrong or criminal: Tim's supervisor has notorious outbursts when members of his staff don't complete the right results that they have been assigned to produce.
Known widely and unfavorably.
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Infamous and well-known.
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noxious (adjective), more noxious, most noxious
1. Injurious to physical or mental health: Depressions have made some people have noxious feelings that can result in serious ailments.
2. Physically harmful to lives or health; especially, because of poisonous conditions: The noxious air in some countries has been a result of excessive industrial emissions which have caused many people to suffer.
3. Likely to cause moral, spiritual, or social harm or corruption: The noxious words the father used about the man who was dating his daughter resulted in a cancellation of his TV career.
4. Disgusting; very unpleasant: There was a terrible noxious odor coming from the blocked plumbing in Mildred's house.
5. Etymology: from Latin noxius, "harmful"; derived from noxa, "damage, injury".
Relating to being destructive, harmful, and deadly.
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numerous (adjective), more numerous, most numerous
1. Pertaining to very many; being or existing in great profusion: Trudy made numerous visits to see her mother at the hospital.
2. Resembling or comprising large multitudes of units or individuals: Recently there have been more numerous visitors to the park.
nutritious (adjective), more nutritious, most nutritious
1. Referring to anything containing many of the substances needed for a good life and growth: Jane loved to eat meals which were nutritious, wholesome, and healthy because she noticed that she had more energy to do her exercises in the morning and when she was working as a secretary!
2. A description of that which provides a healthy existence for people: Nutritious, or beneficial substances for humans are very conducive to their physical and mental well-being.
Food that promotes growth and promotes good health.
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oblivious (adjective), more oblivious, most oblivious
1. A reference a person who has a lack of memory or is forgetful: Mr. Jackson was oblivious and absentminded sometimes regarding his turn to go grocery shopping for the family.
2. Relating to an individual who has no conscious awareness about what is going on around him or her: Sam and Sally, who were sitting on a park bench, were so in love that they were oblivious to the other people passing by and staring at them!
3. Descriptive of someone who is unaware of or paying no attention to someone or conditions regarding one's environment: The two girls were obviously oblivious to the amount of litter lying around them when they put down their blanket on the grass for a picnic in the park.
Unaware of one's surroundings.
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