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Word: abash

Definition: embarrass


More Vocab Words

::: moodiness - fits of depression or gloom; ADJ. moody: given to changeable moods; subject to periods of depression; gloomy CF. mood: state of mind or emotion
::: poise - good judgment with composure; balance; V: place in a carefully balanced position
::: homily - sermon; tedious moralizing lecture; serious warning; ADJ. homiletic
::: disparate - basically different; impossible to compare; unrelated
::: rift - narrow opening in a large mass; break in a friendly relation; Ex. through a rift in the clouds; OP. reconcilation
::: sectarian - of a sect; narrow-minded; parochial; N: member of a sect; narrow-minded person
::: vitiate - spoil the effect of; make inoperative; corrupt morally
::: gentility - those of gentle birth; high social class; refinement; quality of being genteel
::: paroxysm - fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage; sudden outburst
::: pithy - concise and meaningful; substantial; meaty