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Cacophonous  [  kuh'-KOF-uh'- nuh's  ]   [  adjective  ]   MEANING :   1. having a harsh or discordant sound 2. having a strident or dissonant sound   USAGE 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  [  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 patent   USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :   He said that the ghost had an incorporeal body which is why it could walk through walls.


Threadbare  [  THRED-bair   ]   [  adjective  ]   MEANING :   1. worn-out or overused 2. shabby or poor looking 3. commonplace   USAGE 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  [  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 wavelength   USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :   The roadside artist seemed to specialize in monochromatic artwork as all his paintings were done in shades of the same colour.


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

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