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coruscate

Definition: (verb) Be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity. Synonyms: sparkle, scintillate. Usage: The flutist’s music coruscated throughout the concert hall.Discuss

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ailment

Definition: (noun) An often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining. Synonyms: complaint, ill. Usage: She pretended that she was always well now,

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stolid

Definition: (adjective) Having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited. Synonyms: impassive. Usage: Her face showed nothing but stolid indifference.Discuss

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lily-livered

Definition: (adjective) Weak or lacking in courage; cowardly. Synonyms: chickenhearted, yellow-bellied. Usage: I have never seen such a lily-livered bunch of wimps in my life!Discuss

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liniment

Definition: (noun) A medicinal liquid that is rubbed into the skin to relieve muscular stiffness and pain. Synonyms: embrocation. Usage: The veterinarian instructed me to

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avowal

Definition: (noun) An open statement of affirmation; frank acknowledgment or admission. Synonyms: avouchment. Usage: He had no right to extort a confession of attachment from

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situated

Definition: (adjective) Having a place or location. Synonyms: located, placed, set. Usage: This vast region is situated between the fifteenth and tenth degrees of north

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malleable

Definition: (adjective) Capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out. Synonyms: tractile, ductile, pliant, tensile. Usage: I am not very handy with a chisel,

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locomote

Definition: (verb) To move from one place to another. Synonyms: go, travel. Usage: Unlike most other fish, seahorses maintain an upright position when they locomote.Discuss

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caterwaul

Definition: (verb) To cry or screech like a cat in heat. Synonyms: yowl. Usage: Ever since the neighborhood strays chose my garden as the place

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hidebound

Definition: (adjective) Stubbornly conservative and narrow-minded. Synonyms: traditionalist. Usage: It is no use trying to reason with your grandfather, he is a hidebound old man

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excrescence

Definition: (noun) Something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings. Synonyms: extrusion, gibbosity, hump, jut, bulge, protrusion, protuberance, swelling, bump, prominence.

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reverential

Definition: (adjective) Feeling or manifesting veneration. Synonyms: venerating, respectful. Usage: A pilgrimage is a reverential act, performed by reverent people.Discuss

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eldritch

Definition: (adjective) Suggesting the operation of supernatural influences. Synonyms: uncanny, weird, unearthly. Usage: An eldritch screech from someone—or something—in the distance sent chills down my

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one-horse

Definition: (adjective) Small and remote and insignificant. Synonyms: jerkwater. Usage: I am leaving this one-horse town and heading into the big city to seek my

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cornucopia

Definition: (noun) The property of being extremely abundant. Synonyms: profuseness, richness. Usage: The cornucopia of job opportunities overwhelmed the immigrants, who had come from a

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billet

Definition: (verb) Provide housing for (military personnel). Synonyms: canton, quarter. Usage: The citizens who were forced to billet soldiers in their own private homes were

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involution

Definition: (noun) The act of involving or complicating or the state of being involved or complicated. Synonyms: intricacy, elaboration. Usage: The tale itself is a

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perpetrate

Definition: (verb) Perform an act, usually with a negative connotation. Synonyms: commit, pull. Usage: Only a sadistic, depraved person could perpetrate a crime like this.

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unavailing

Definition: (adjective) Producing no result or effect. Synonyms: futile, ineffectual, otiose. Usage: Immediately conscious how unavailing any struggle against such an overwhelming force must prove,

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