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Word: abscission

Definition: cutting off; separation


More Vocab Words

::: emulate - imitate; rival; try to equal or excel (through imitation)
::: flutter - (of a bird with large wings) wave (the wings) lightly, rapidly, and irregularly; vibrate rapidly or erratically; fly by waving quickly; flitter; N.
::: grimace - facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust, etc; V.
::: acrid - bitter (to the taste or smell); sharp; bitterly pungent
::: mnemonic - pertaining to memory; assisting the memory; N: device, such as as formula or rhyme, used as a mnemonic aid
::: nostrum - questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
::: nonchalance - indifference; lack of concern; composure; ADJ. nonchalant: unconcerned; cool; indifferent; Ex. nonchalant attitude to his debts
::: premonitory - serving to warn
::: bilious - suffering from indigestion; sick from having too much bile; irritable; easily irritated
::: condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior