December 12

froward

froward. f, r, o, w, a, r, d. froward. The professor came to regret his dalliance with the nubile coed now sitting in the back of his class. She took great pleasure in his torment, teasing and denying him the satisfaction of her conquest. The froward miss learned to keep men wanting more, and more is what the professor sought to gain by overlooking her academic deficiencies. Though the quid pro quo was well established by centuries of precedent, he should have known better. The undergraduate was a terrible student of history.

/ˈfroʊwərd/

adjective. 1 not willing to yield or comply with what is required or is reasonable. 2 perverse. 3 disobedient. 4 peevish.

The professor came to regret his dalliance with the nubile coed now sitting in the back of his class. She took great pleasure in his torment, teasing and denying him the satisfaction of her conquest. The froward miss learned to keep men wanting more, and more is what the professor sought to gain by overlooking her academic deficiencies. Though the quid pro quo was well established by centuries of precedent, he should have known better. The undergraduate was a terrible student of history.

inflexible. i, n, f, l, e, x, i, b, l, e. inflexible. Chava was selfish and inflexible when it came to the time she spent with her friends. She frequently broke the plans she made with her husband just hours before. And when they were together, they were never really together. Facebook often chaperoned. Her husband was so fed up with her self-indulgent behavior that he left. Chava didn't realize he was gone until the next morning: a irony that was lost on her as she asked the Internet if anyone knew where he was.

/ɪnˈflɛksəbəl/

adjective. 1 a incapable of change. b unalterable. c immutable. 2 a firm in will or purpose. b not to be turned, changed, or altered. c resolute. d determined. e unyielding. f inexorable. g stubborn. 3 a not capable of being bent. b stiff. c rigid. d firm. e unyielding.

Chava was selfish and inflexible when it came to the time she spent with her friends. She frequently broke the plans she made with her husband just hours before. And when they were together, they were never really together. Facebook often chaperoned. Her husband was so fed up with her self-indulgent behavior that he left. Chava didn't realize he was gone until the next morning: a irony that was lost on her as she asked the Internet if anyone knew where he was.

reverberate. r, e, v, e, r, b, e, r, a, t, e. reverberate. The couple's marriage crumbled into bickering and caterwaul. When they were not fighting, they were little more than roommates that shared a mattress. When they were fighting, the boisterous conflict reverberated the windows of their nearly empty house.

/rɪˈvɜrbəˌreɪt/

verb. 1 a to return or send back. b to repel or drive back. c to echo. 2 a to send or force back. b to repel from side to side.

The couple's marriage crumbled into bickering and caterwaul. When they were not fighting, they were little more than roommates that shared a mattress. When they were fighting, the boisterous conflict reverberated the windows of their nearly empty house.

uncompromising. u, n, c, o, m, p, r, o, m, i, s, i, n, g. uncompromising. Even though Eve was just 31-years-old, she carried herself like a hardened old battle axe. She was uncompromising in every way, and frightened all that dared to crossed her. Even her husband grew wary of her company.

/ʌnˈkɒmprəˌmaɪzɪŋ/

adjective. 1 making no truce or concessions. 2 obstinate. 3 unyielding. 4 inflexible. 5 not admitting of compromise.

Even though Eve was just 31-years-old, she carried herself like a hardened old battle axe. She was uncompromising in every way, and frightened all that dared to crossed her. Even her husband grew wary of her company.

December 6

callous

callous. c, a, l, l, o, u, s. callous. Having been diagnosed with a terminal illness, Herman and his wife talked about what should happen after he died. After a sensible grieving period, he wanted her to build a new life. To be happy. To date. To remarry. Maybe start a family. He didn't, however, expect her to callously and immediately move on.

/ˈkæləs/

adjective. 1 hard, hardened. 2 a hardened in mind. b insensible. c unfeeling. d unsusceptible.

Having been diagnosed with a terminal illness, Herman and his wife talked about what should happen after he died. After a sensible grieving period, he wanted her to build a new life. To be happy. To date. To remarry. Maybe start a family. He didn't, however, expect her to callously and immediately move on.