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Word: acclivity

Definition: sharp upslope of a hill; OP. declivity

More Vocab Words

::: brook - tolerate; endure; Ex. brook no interference; N: small stream
::: retiring - shy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality
::: executioner - person administering capital punishment
::: precept - practical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept
::: hermetic - concerning alchemy or magic; obscure and mysterious; occult
::: rendition - rendering; translation; artistic interpretation of a song, etc
::: downcast - disheartened; dejected; sad; directed downward
::: stupor - state of being stupefied; state of apathy; daze; lack of awareness
::: sibylline - prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)
::: parallel - similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parallel; Ex. Your experience parallels mine; CF. unparalleled