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Word: acclivity

Definition: sharp upslope of a hill; OP. declivity


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::: ambidextrous - capable of using either hand with equal ease
::: annuity - yearly allowance
::: retroactive - taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future
::: precedent - something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action; V. precede; CF. unprecedented
::: dappled - spotted
::: graze - (of an animal) feed on growing grass; cause (an animal) to feed on grass; scrape (esp. the skin) or touch lightly in passing; brush; Ex. We can't graze the cattle till summer; N: surface wound
::: epicure - connoisseur of food and drink; gourmet; ADJ. epicurean; CF. Epicurus
::: punitive - punishing; Ex. punitive measures
::: winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
::: disapprobation - disapproval; condemnation