Advantage Verbal


January 22, 2016
1. pertaining to or characteristic of a sybarite; characterized by or loving luxury or sensuous pleasure: to wallow in sybaritic splendor.

2. (initial capital letter) of, relating to, or characteristic of Sybaris or its inhabitants.


January 22, 2016
1. lacking courage; contemptibly timid.
2. characteristic of or befitting a coward; despicably mean, covert, or unprincipled:


a cowardly attack on a weak, defenseless man.

There was also no shortage of heroic and cowardly behavior as well as many things in between.


January 22, 2016
toward the mountains; inland.

You learned what all the island people know, about how to go mauka, toward the mountains in the middle of the island, and how to go makai, toward the ocean lying all around.

Mauka is a Hawaiian term formed from the directional particle ma- and uka meaning “inland, upland.” It entered English in the late 1800s.


January 22, 2016
If something is versatile, it means that it can be used successfully in different ways. Versatility is important for people as well, especially in the modern, changeable society we live in. Companies look for versatile employees who can deal with a wide range of different and complex tasks.


January 22, 2016
1. to hurry; hasten.
2. hurried.

Move—move—move! Put some order on things! Come on, Sarah—hide that bucket. Whose are these slates? Somebody take these dishes away. Festinate ! Festinate !

That night he had the firm belief he would never need to eat again as long as he lived, and he wandered around in the dark, keeping his legs moving in a desperate attempt to festinate digestion…


January 22, 2016
1. an unkind or unfavorable remark; caustic criticism: The critics greeted the play with brickbats.

2. a piece of broken brick, especially one used as a missile.

3. any rock like missil


January 22, 2016
1. of or pertaining to rain; rainy.
2. Geology . occurring through the action of rain.

Swimming in the pluvial waters, or inert and caked over by the torrid mud, he would have discovered what he would certainly have regarded as lowly, specially-modified, and degenerate relations of the active denizens of the ocean—the Dipnoi , or mud-fish.

Nothing enters her tomb save a little moisture, pluvial in origin, and, it may be, certain mysterious effluvia of which we do not yet know the nature.

Origin: Pluvial is from the Latin pluvia meaning “rain, water.” It shares the Proto-Indo-European root pleu meaning “to flow, to swim” with Pluto , the name of God of the underworld in classical mythology.