Part of Speech
Definitions, Other Forms, and Examples
deviating from normal or correct.
to leave secretly and hide, often to avoid the law.
to speak, plead, or argue for a cause, or in another’s behalf.
(n) -- one who advocates.
to make greater, to increase, thus, to exaggerate.
to unite or mix. (n) -- amalgamation.
vague; subject to more than one interpretation
extremely pleasing to the senses, divine (as related to the
gods) or delicious (n: ambrosia)
a person or artifact appearing after its own time or out of
chronological order (adj: anachronistic)
peculiar; unique, contrary to the norm (n: anomaly)
ancient; outmoded; (literally,before the flood)
hostility toward, objection, or aversion to
to settle a dispute by impulse (n: arbitration)
to make less severe; to appease or satisfy
weaken (adj: attenuated)
extremely bold; fearless, especially said of human behavior
commonplace or trite (n: banality)
unconcealed, shameless, or brazen
speech or action intended to coax someone into doing
pompous speech (adj: bombastic)
a lapse, gap or break, as in a fortress wall. To break or break
through.ex: Unfortunately, the club members never forgot
his breach of ettiquette.
to grow or flourish; a bud or new growth (adj: burgeoning )
to support. a support
to get something by taking advantage of someone
impulse (adj: capricious)
to chastise or criticize severely
an agent of change (adj: catalytic; v. catalyze)
capable of dissolving by chemical action; highly critical: "His
caustic remarks spoiled the mood of the party."
deception by trickery
willingly compliant or accepting of the status quo (n:
a great fire
of or having to do with material, as opposed to spiritual;
tangible. (In older writings,
could be a synonym for
. This usage is no longer common)
of the body: "corporal punishment." a non-commissioned
officer ranked between a sergeant and a private.
to strengthen or support: "The witness corroborted his
story." (n: corroboration)
cowardly; a coward
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