A person, thing, or event that’s in the wrong time period or chronological order.
“The play ostensibly took place in 1923, though the men were wearing anachronistic top hats.”
Also used as a synonym for vestige, as in, “Ben’s mid-life crisis fomented his belief in monogamy as an anachronism.”
Almost anal about details, meticulous, keeping everything neat and by the book.
“The fastidious little twerp had me count out each coin as he logged them in his notebook, five long minutes for a plastic cup of power-mix lemonade.”
“The mendicant needed shoes, 500 miles from Biloxi.”
Having the symptoms of fever.
“He was wracked with febrile sweats most of the week.”
Ending something by law, decree, etc.
“On Tuesday, the court failed to abrogate barebacking in the pornography industry.”
Quiet and polite because you are shy. Usually applied to females. Only usually.
“Trump’s demure wool attire with a cinched waist came from the age-old Parisian fashion house Christian Dior and riffed on its signature Bar Jacket.”
“Tyler is an excrescence. I’m not sure why they brought him along.”
“The developers build several excrescent office buildings in Boston’s historic Beacon Hill.”