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1. prehensile

adjective. immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth.

Synonyms

  • covetous
  • acquisitive
  • avaricious
  • grabby
  • greedy

Antonyms

  • undesirous
  • abstemious
  • stupid
  • stupidity

Etymology

  • préhensile (French)

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2. prehensile

adjective. having a keen intellect.

Antonyms

  • retarded

Etymology

  • préhensile (French)

Sentences with prehensile


1. Noun, singular or mass
To do so, gently grasp the lizard’s body well away from the prehensile tail, which falls off easily, and turn your pet over to get a good look at the belly.

2. Verb, past participle
Many primate species have prehensile tails used for holding branches and for balancing themselves while walking.

3. Adjective
The emerald tree boa's prehensile tail is strong enough to anchor him to the trees in which he spends all of his time.

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