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Word: acclivity

Definition: sharp upslope of a hill; OP. declivity


More Vocab Words

::: magnanimity - generosity; ADJ. magnanimous: generous
::: fissure - crevice; crack
::: refulgent - effulgent; brilliant; brightly shining; gleaming; Ex. refulgent moon
::: buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
::: tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
::: purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
::: indenture - bind as servant or apprentice to master; bind by indenture; N: contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified time (as between an apprentice and his master)
::: patois - local or provincial dialect
::: bucolic - rustic; pastoral
::: prescience - ability to foretell the future; knowledge of actions before they occur; ADJ. prescient