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Word: abscission

Definition: cutting off; separation


More Vocab Words

::: ultimatum - last demand; last warning; last statement of conditions that must be met; Ex. They have ignored our ultimatum.
::: incubate - hatch; warm (eggs) with the body to promote hatching; maintain at optimal environment conditions for development; be holding in one's body an infection which is going to develop into a disease; N. incubation; CF. incubation:disease
::: generate - cause; produce; create
::: alchemy - medieval chemistry
::: superficial - of the surface; not deep; shallow; not thorough; trivial; Ex. superficial analysis/knowledge
::: abscission - cutting off; separation
::: striated - marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
::: blackball - vote against (an applicant); ostracize; N: negative vote
::: facilitate - help bring about; make less difficult
::: dyslexia - word blindness; learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to read