-ulous, -ulously

(Latin: a suffix; tending to do, inclined to; full of)

nudicaul (adjective), more nudicaul, most nudicaul
In botany, a reference to plants that have leafless stems.
1. Drinking everything.
2. Referring to someone who drinks anything.
1. Ready or too easily disposed to believe everything.
2. Overly ready to believe everything.
3. Someone who is credulous when he or she is all too ready to believe everything or everyone.
Having a preoccupation with orderliness, perfectionism, and mental and interpersonal control, at the expense of flexibility, openness, and efficiency, beginning by early adulthood and often present in a variety of situations:
  • Preoccupied with details, rules, lists, order, organization, or schedules to the extent that the major purpose of the activity is lost.
  • A "perfectionism" which interferes with the completion of an objective; such as, being unable to complete a project because one's overly strict standards are not met and so, showing rigidity and stubbornness.
  • Being excessively devoted to work and productivity to the exclusion of leisure activities and friendships which do not involve an economic necessity.
  • Being unable to throw away worn-out or worthless objects; even when they have no sentimental value.
  • Having an overconscientious, scrupulous, and inflexible attitude about matters of morality, ethics, or values all of which have nothing to do with any cultural or religious associations.
1. A reference to having a mental disorder which is primarily described as an obsession related to moral or religious issues which often include compulsive moral, or religious observances, and may be highly distressing.
2. Descriptive of being overwhelmed by personal orderliness, perfectionism, and mental and interpersonal control, all at the expense of flexibility, openness, and efficiency.
A psychological disorder characterized by pathological guilt about moral or religious issues.

It is personally distressing, objectively dysfunctional, and often accompanied by significant impairment in social functioning.

pendulous abdomen (s) (noun), pendulous abdomens (pl
A condition in which the excessively relaxed anterior, or front wall, of the abdomen hangs down over the pubis: Jack was getting tired of having a pendulous abdomen, involving weak abdominal wall muscles, so he decided to go to his doctor to ask for help!
1. A reference to a country, area, or place having many people living there.
1. Full of residents or inhabitants; such as, a region; heavily populated.
2. Jammed or crowded with people.
3. Forming or comprising a large number or quantity: "Because of the epidemic, these tribes are not nearly so populous as they once were."
preambulatory (adjective); more preambulatory, most preambulatory
Referring to something which precedes or goes before; preliminary: The storm clouds on the horizon were the perambulatory sign that a tornado might be advancing.
preambulous (adjective); more preambulous, most preambulous
1. A reference to a preliminary statement, especially the introduction to a formal document that serves to explain its purpose: The politician limited his comments to the more preambulous resolutions regarding the recently signed joint agreement among nations.
2. Concerning an introductory occurrence or fact; pertaining to a preliminary: The overture to the opera, a preambulous piece of music, created the mood for the rest of the performance.