dfoww Obsequious Definition: 1. showing too great a willingness to serve or obey; fawning 2. excessively submissive; overly obedient If you disapprove of the overly submissive way someone is acting — like the teacher’s pet or a celebrity’s assistant — call them by the formal adjective obsequious. Obsequious people are usually not being genuine; theyContinue reading “Obsequious”


dfoww Fatuous Definition: 1. silly and pointless 2. lacking intelligence; stupid Part of Speech (POS) adjective I’ll use it in a sentence: • Destiny’s decision to date Orlando, a known cheater, is fatuous. • The salesman’s fatuous comments offended the customer. • Kevin’s fatuous behavior at the party was entertaining and everyone guffawed at him.*Continue reading “Fatuous”


Confound Definition: 1. cause surprise or confusion in (someone), especially by acting against their expectations 2. mix up (something) with something else so that the individual elements become difficult to distinguish. Part of Speech (POS) verb I’ll use it in a sentence: • Jennifer was confounded by her friend Sam’s apoplectic response to her question.Continue reading “Confound”