pusillanimous

  1. lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution; contemptibly fearful

    Synonyms : poor-spirited, unmanly

penury

  1. a state of extreme poverty or destitution

    Synonyms : indigence, need, pauperism, pauperization
    Type Of : impoverishment, poorness, poverty

purloin

  1. make off with belongings of others

    Synonyms : abstract, cabbage, filch, hook, lift, nobble, pilfer, pinch, snarf, sneak, swipe
    Type Of : rip, rip off, steal

pensive

  1. deeply or seriously thoughtful

    Synonyms : brooding, broody, contemplative, meditative, musing, pondering, reflective, ruminative
  2. showing pensive sadness

    Synonyms : wistful

punctilious

  1. marked by precise accordance with details

    Synonyms : meticulous
    Examples :
    • punctilious in his attention to rules of etiquette

pellucid

  1. (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable

    Synonyms : crystal clear, limpid, lucid, luculent, perspicuous
    Examples :
    • pellucid prose
  2. transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity

    Synonyms : crystal clear, crystalline, limpid, lucid, transparent
    Examples :
    • a pellucid brook

puerile

  1. displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity

    Synonyms : adolescent, jejune, juvenile
    Examples :
    • puerile jokes
  2. of or characteristic of a child

    Examples :
    • puerile breathing

pejorative

  1. expressing disapproval

    Synonyms : dislogistic, dyslogistic

prudent

  1. careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment

    Antonyms : imprudent
    Examples :
    • a prudent manager
    • prudent rulers
    • prudent hesitation
    • more prudent to hide than to fight

peerless

  1. eminent beyond or above comparison

    Synonyms : matchless, nonpareil, one, one and only, unmatchable, unmatched, unrivaled, unrivalled
    Examples :
    • a peerless scholar