report or represent in outline
Before I start an essay, I adumbrate my ideas.
When the author explained the conditions, it was the apotheosis of the book.
practice of severe self-discipline from all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons.
Many Catholics can be described as ascetic as they follow each guideline in the Bible.
While in Italy, I bought many baubles.
charm or enchant someone, sometimes in a deceptive way
The mistress beguiled the old man to marry her just for his money.
begin to grow or increase rapidly
With the new soil, my flowers burgeoned.
thing that completes perfection
The final touches on the house created complement.
stubbornly or willfully disobedient to authority
Many toddlers are contumacious.
bad tempered person
Upon waking up way to early, the curmudgeon man was grumpy.
intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive.
The colorful alphabet was meant to be didactic for the new learners.