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pertaining to

Usage

  • vicarious

    A vicarious pleasure or feeling is experienced by watching or reading about another person's doing something rather than by doing it yourself.

  • annular

    A thing shaped like a ring is annular, such as a doughnut or other circular object with a hole in its center.

  • insular

    If someone is insular, they are either unwilling to meet anyone outside their own small group or they are not interested in learning new ideas.

  • vernacular

    A vernacular is the ordinary and everyday language spoken by people in a particular country or region that differs from the literary or standard written language of that area.

  • titular

    If a person holds a titular position, they have a title but no real power.

  • jocular

    Someone who is jocular is cheerful and often makes jokes or tries to make people laugh.

  • crepuscular

    If something is crepuscular, it is dim, indistinct, and not easily visible; this word usually refers to twilight.

  • gregarious

    A gregarious person is friendly, highly social, and prefers being with people rather than being alone.

  • avuncular

    An avuncular person is either someone's uncle or has the qualities of an uncle.

  • polarization

    Polarization between two groups is a division or separation caused by a difference in opinion or conflicting views.

  • secular

    Secular viewpoints are not religious or spiritual but pertain to worldly or material aspects of life.

  • singular

    Something that has a singular nature is either exceptional and remarkable or unusual and odd, both cases of which point it to being unique in some way.

  • exemplar

    An exemplar is a model, pattern, or best example worthy of being copied or imitated.

  • irregular

    Something irregular does not act normally; rather, it acts in an unusual way.

  • circular

    A circular shape is round or in the form of a ring.

  • similar

    Something that is similar to something else is almost or nearly like it—but not quite the same.

  • particular

    A particular thing is one thing you pick out from many other things.

  • familiar

    If something is familiar to you, you are aware of it or know about it.

  • dissimilar

    When one thing is dissimilar to another thing, it is not like it or is not the same as it.

  • oracular

    of or relating to an oracle

  • polar

    having a pair of equal and opposite charges

  • popular

    regarded with great favor, approval, or affection especially by the general public

  • spectacular

    sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect

  • stellar

    indicating the most important performer or role

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