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    1) Adverbs: Outrageously, Grumpily and Silly --

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    Adverbs: Outrageously, Grumpily and Silly --

    1)  Generally known and talked of, especially negatively or unfavorably (adverb)
    Root NOT = know

    2)  Purposefully and meaningfully; determinedly (adverb)
    Root TENT = stretch, reach

    3)  Difficultly imposed;powerfully awed; impressively (adverb)
    Root/Suffix ABLE = worthy of being

    4)  Offensively and without regard to the sense of right or decency; uncontrollably; furiously (adverb)
    Root RAG/RAB = madness, rage

    5)  Controversially; argumentatively (adverb)
    Root TENT = stretch, reach

    6)  Irritably and capriciously over some trifling annoyance; fretfully (adverb)
    Root PET = attack, seek, ask

    7)  Contemptuously or scornfully; treating unworthily (adverb)
    Root DAIN/DIGN = worthy

    8)  With disorderly anxiety, obsessional thoughts, compulsive acts that dominate the personality (adverb)
    Root NEUR = nerve

    9)  Boisterously funny and merry (adverb)
    Root HILAR = cheerful

    10)  Believing irrationally in the ominous significance of a circumstance or occurrence (adverb)
    Root STIT/STA = stand

    11)  Uncontrollably laughing or crying (adverb)
    Root HYSTER = womb

    12)  Happily lighthearted in character or disposition; heedlessly (adverb)
    Root BHLEI = shine, gleam (Old English)

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    Adverb Word Lists:
    Moodily & Grumpy Adverbs Grumpy word list - 33 words
    Negatively & Obnoxiously Adverbs Obnoxious word list - 119 words
    Whimsically & Silly Adverbs Silly word list - 17 words

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