Animals and plants

vulpine
(adj)
VUL-pine
Meaning

1. like a fox; relating to foxes

1st Sample Sentence

1. His face had rather sharp, vulpine features, but it was not unattractive.

2nd Meaning

2. crafty; cunning

2nd Sample Sentence

2. Keep an eye on him: he's a vulpine sort of character, the kind of person who never really lets you know what he's thinking.

Root

vulpes vulpis (fox) (Latin)

Mnemonics

PINE is sharp, thus it makes the syn:clever, crafty, cunning, foxy, ingenious, shrewdness, skillful, sly, tricky, wily. VULP sounds like WOLF

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