1. with great care or caution; warily.
2. cautious, careful, or wary.
1. cautiously, carefully, prudently.
The story of a brainy family's coming apart lacks a crucial emotional component in "Bee Season." This intelligent, precision-tooled adaptation of Myla Goldberg's 2000 bestseller centered [on] an 11-year-old spelling whiz delves gingerly [into] mystical territory in [charting] the separate paths explored by the [quartet] of characters.
But the film is ice cold, never finding a way to invite the viewer into the story, and Richard Gere doesn't convince as a Jewish biblical scholar. Upscale, literary-oriented types will be lured, but fans of the docu "Spellbound" expecting similar pleasures, along with general auds, will find the Fox Searchlight offering far [too] highfalutin for words.
Impugn means to "challenge the truth or integrity of something," "to attack its [veracity]",
integrity and uprightness; honesty.
mistakes [self-righteousness] for [probity].
We are saved, from time to time, not so much by the [rectitude] of the Charles Lanes as by the [dogged] curiosity of the Adam Penenbergs.
where they expostulate their [views] on life and reflect on the state of their relationships with one another
admonish & encourage!!!
an exponent of modern [theory] in the arts.
[Lincoln] is an exponent of American democracy.
As a strict [exponent] of unpleasure, however, Haneke will permit none of the narrative thrills the Coens provide in their funny games.
The combination of [stilted] speeches and deft behavioral acting sometimes seems peculiar, but it is also peculiarly [apposite].
felicity of [expression]
the meetings are [felicitous] and the tears very easy to understand.
While the tale of first contact between Englishmen and the "naturals," as the Brits felicitously [refer] to the Native Americans,
a pat solution [to] a problem.
Unlike Steven Spielberg's jocular Catch Me If You Can, Shattered Glass doesn't offer a pat [explanation] for its anti-hero's pathological lying.
excessively glib, unconvincingly facile
His answers were [too] pat to suit the examining board.
Likewise, some dialogue is a [little] pat.
documents on the same subject, esp. a complete file containing detailed information
You'll take responsibility for the dossier.