3WW CCCLXXI

As you well know, each week I post three words. You write something using the words.

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Here goes:

Cunning, adjective: Crafty, wily, artful, guileful, devious, sly, scheming, designing, calculating, Machiavellian; shrewd, astute, clever, canny; deceitful, deceptive, duplicitous, foxy; archaic subtle; noun: Guile, craftiness, deviousness, slyness, trickery, duplicity; shrewdness, astuteness.

Degenerate, adjective: Debased, degraded, corrupt, impure; formal vitiated; corrupt, decadent, dissolute, dissipated, debauched, reprobate, profligate; sinful, ungodly, immoral, unprincipled, amoral, dishonorable, disreputable, unsavory, sordid, low, ignoble; noun: Reprobate, debauchee, profligate, libertine, roué; verb: Deteriorate, decline, slip, slide, worsen, lapse, slump, go downhill, regress, retrogress; go to rack and ruin; informal go to pot, go to the dogs, hit the skids, go into/down the toilet; waste (away), atrophy, weaken.

Emaciated, adjective: Thin, skeletal, bony, gaunt, wasted; scrawny, skinny, scraggy, skin and bones, rawboned, sticklike, waiflike; starved, underfed, undernourished, underweight, half-starved; cadaverous, shriveled, shrunken, withered; informal anorexic, (looking) like a bag of bones.

3 comments:

Danny Waise said...

Thanks Thom!

Sheilagh Lee said...

For Belva@ Mainely Mug it's hard to know who to trust but I'd rather give my money away to someone I think might need it then keep it and worry they were hungry.

Janet Aldrich said...

Late again -- but hopefully worth the wait! :)