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Cacophonous

Cacophonous [ kuh'-KOF-uh'-nuh's ][ adjective ]MEANING :1. having a harsh or discordant sound
2. having a strident or dissonant soundUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :He asked his mother how she expected him to study in the cacophonous setting where his little brother was screaming for attention and grandpa was watching the television with the volume turned up to the maximum.

Incorporeal

Incorporeal [ in-kawr-PAWR-ee-uh'l ][ adjective ]MEANING :1. not material, lacking form or substance
2. characteristic of non material beings
3. insubstantial or relating to an asset that does not have value in material form like a right or patentUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :He said that the ghost had an incorporeal body which is why it could walk through walls.

Threadbare

Threadbare [ THRED-bair  ][ adjective ]MEANING :1. worn-out or overused
2. shabby or poor looking
3. commonplaceUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :He would not get rid of the threadbare, old overcoat because it had served him well over the past twenty-five years.

Monochromatic

Monochromatic [ mon-uh'-kroh-MAT-ik, -oh-kruh' ][ adjective ]MEANING :1. pertaining to or having a single colour
2. having the ground hue and tones of one colour
3. pertaining to radiation of only one wavelengthUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :The roadside artist seemed to specialize in monochromatic artwork as all his paintings were done in shades of the same colour.

Eulogistic

Eulogistic [ yoo-luh'-JIS-tik][ adjective ]MEANING :1. laudatory
2. pertaining to high praise
3. praise worthy or commendableUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :The mayor delivered a eulogistic speech to welcome the soldiers who had returned home after the Vietnam war.