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Abdicate

—verb

1) to renounce in a formal manner: The aging founder of the firm decided to abdicate.

—Related forms

ab·di·ca·ble, adjective
ab·di·ca·tive, adjective
ab·di·ca·tor, noun
non·ab·di·ca·tive, adjective
un·ab·di·cat·ed, adjective
un·ab·di·cat·ing, adjective
un·ab·di·ca·tive, adjective o

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Agglomerate

—verb

1) to gather into a cluster or mass.

—Related forms

ag·glom·er·a·tive , adjective
ag·glom·er·a·tor, noun
non·ag·glom·er·a·tive, adjective
un·ag·glom·er·a·tive, adjective

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Corporeal

—adjective

1) bodily.

—Related forms

cor·po·re·al·i·ty, cor·po·re·al·ness, noun
cor·po·re·al·ly, adverb
non·cor·po·re·al, adjective
non·cor·po·re·al·i·ty, noun
trans·cor·po·re·al, adjective

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Diffident

—adjective

1) timid.

—Related forms

dif·fi·dent·ly, adverb
dif·fi·dent·ness, noun
non·dif·fi·dent, adjective
non·dif·fi·dent·ly, adverb
un·dif·fi·dent, adjective
un·dif·fi·dent·ly, adverb

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Effigy

—noun

1) a representation of someone.

—Related forms

ef·fig·i·al [ih-fij-ee-uh l] , adjective

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Exculpatory

—adjective

1) clearing of guilt.

—Related forms

non·ex·cul·pa·to·ry, adjective

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Expurgate

—verb

1) to purge of moral offensiveness: Most children read an expurgated version of Grimms' fairy tales.

—Related forms

ex·pur·ga·tion, noun
ex·pur·ga·tor, noun
un·ex·pur·gat·ed, adjective

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Flagellate

—verb

1) to whip.

—Related forms

flag·el·la·tor, noun
flag·el·la·to·ry [flaj-uh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
mul·ti·flag·el·late, adjective
mul·ti·flag·el·lat·ed, adjective
non·flag·el·late, adjective
non·flag·el·lat·ed, adjective
pre·flag·el·late, adjective
pre·flag·el·lat·ed, adjective

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Incendiary

—adjective

1) causing fire or strife: incendiary bombs.

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Inexorable

—adjective

1) unyielding: an inexorable creditor.

—Related forms

in·ex·o·ra·bil·i·ty, in·ex·o·ra·ble·ness, noun
in·ex·o·ra·bly, adverb

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Limpid

—adjective

1) transparent: We could see to the very bottom of the limpid pond.

—Related forms

lim·pid·i·ty, lim·pid·ness, noun
lim·pid·ly, adverb

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Lurid

—adjective

1) vivid or sensational: the lurid details of an accident.

—Related forms

lu·rid·ly, adverb
lu·rid·ness, noun

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Militate

—verb

1) weigh heavily: His prison record militated against him.

—Related forms

mil·i·ta·tion, noun

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Nettle

—noun

1) to irritate

—Related forms

net·tle·like, adjective
net·tler, noun
net·tly, adjective
un·net·tled, adjective

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Numismatics

—noun

1) the study or collecting of coins.

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Officious

—adjective

1) meddlesome: an officious person.

—Related forms

of·fi·cious·ly, adverb
of·fi·cious·ness, noun
o·ver·of·fi·cious, adjective
o·ver·of·fi·cious·ly, adverb
o·ver·of·fi·cious·ness, noun
su·per·of·fi·cious, adjective
su·per·of·fi·cious·ly, adverb
su·per·of·fi·cious·ness, noun
un·of·fi·cious, adjective
un·of·fi·cious·ly, adverb
un·of·fi·cious·ness, noun

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Specious

—adjective

1) plausible yet misleading: specious arguments.

—Related forms

spe·cious·ly, adverb
spe·cious·ness, noun
non·spe·cious, adjective
non·spe·cious·ly, adverb
non·spe·cious·ness, noun
un·spe·cious, adjective
un·spe·cious·ly, adverb
un·spe·cious·ness, noun

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Usury

—noun

1) lending money at an exorbitant interest.

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Vernal

—adjective

1) fresh like spring: vernal sunshine.

—Related forms

ver·nal·ly, adverb

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Winsome

—adjective

1) innocently charming: a winsome smile.

—Related forms

win·some·ly, adverb
win·some·ness, noun
un·win·some, adjective

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