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Word: accretion

Definition: growth or increase in size by gradual addition; growth; increase; increase by natural growth; Ex. towers and other accretions of the castle; V. accrete


More Vocab Words

::: peon - landless agricultural worker; bond servant; menial worker; N. peonage
::: checkered - (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares
::: equable - tranquil; of even calm temper; (of temperature) steady; uniform
::: fulcrum - support on which a lever rests or pivots
::: nonsense - speech or writing with no meaning; foolish behavior or language; Ex. make (a) nonsense of: spoil; cause to fail
::: cardiologist - doctor specializing in ailments of the heart
::: gloss_over - explain away with the intention of deceiving or hiding faults
::: daub - smear (as with paint); cover with something sticky; Ex. daub one's clothes with mud/paint; N: small bit of sticky substance; Ex. a daub of paint
::: nonentity - person of no importance; nonexistence
::: plebeian - common; vulgar; pertaining to the common people; N: common people in ancient Rome; CF. patrician