Difficult Words : Pedantic and Peccadillo

Difficult Words : Pedantic and Peccadillo

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Peccadillo (PEK uh DIL oh) n: a minor offence

• The smiling defendant acted as though first-degree murder were a mere peccadillo rather than a hideous crime.

• The reporters sometimes seemed more interested in the candidate’s sexual peccadilloes than in their insane programs and proposals.

Pedantic (puh DAN tik) adj: boringly scholarly or academic

• The discussion quickly turned pedantic as each participant tried to sound more learned than all others.

• Perivale’s feelings about love were mostly pedantic. He has read about love in books but had never really encountered it in his life.

• The professor's interpretation of the poem was pedantic and empty of genuine feeling.

• A pedantic person is called a pedant.

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