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Grovel (v.)

to humble oneself or act in an abject manner, as in great fear or utter servility.
to lie or crawl with the face downward and the body prostrate, especially in abject humility, fear, etc.
to take pleasure in mean or base things.


Grouse (v.)

to grumble; complain: I've never met anyone who grouses so much about his work.


Fuddle (v.)

to muddle or confuse: a jumble of sounds to fuddle the senses.
to make drunk; intoxicate.


Grouch (n.)

to be sulky or morose; show discontent; complain, especially in an irritable way.


Finicky (adj.)

excessively particular or fastidious; difficult to please; fussy.


Gestate (v.)

to carry in the womb during the period from conception to delivery.
to think of and develop (an idea, opinion, plan, etc.) slowly in the mind.


Fulminate (v.)

to explode with a loud noise; detonate.
to issue denunciations or the like (usually followed by against ): The minister fulminated against legalized vice.



—verb (used with object)
to bribe or induce (someone) unlawfully or secretly to perform some misdeed or to commit a crime.
to induce (a person, especially a witness) to give false testimony.
to obtain (false testimony) from a witness.
Conspiracy to suborn perjury may be prosecuted irrespective of whether perjury has been committed.

Drug-trafficking revenues exacerbated corruption by enabling trafficking organizations to suborn government officials.
—Related forms
sub·or·na·tion [suhb-awr-ney-shuh n] , noun
sub·or·na·tive [suh-bawr-nuh-tiv] , adjective
sub·orn·er, noun
un·sub·orned, adjective



—verb (used with object), nob·bled, nob·bling. British Slang.

to drug or disable (a race horse) to prevent its winning a race.
to convince (a person) by fraudulent methods; misrepresent or lie to.
to swindle; defraud.
to seize (a person); hold for arrest.
—Related forms
nob·bler, noun



(especially of goods) being of such nature or kind as to be freely exchangeable or replaceable, in whole or in part, for another of like nature or kind.
Therefore, increased fungibility of the product improves distribution efficiencies and lowers costs.

Another complication raised by the implementation of the ethanol mandate is the loss of fungibility for conventional fuel.

Fourth, the regulatory framework needs to account for the fungibility of financial products, actors and markets.

However, in the case of money, possession may be the only effective means given its fungibility.



—noun, plural cor·ol·lar·ies.

Mathematics. a proposition that is incidentally proved in proving another proposition.
an immediate consequence or easily drawn conclusion.
a natural consequence or result.



lacking confidence in one's own ability, worth, or fitness; timid; shy.
restrained or reserved in manner, conduct, etc.
Archaic. distrustful.