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Word: accrue

Definition: come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual


Sentences Containing 'accrue'

Innumerable other mischiefs accrue, and others will spring up from this race of caterpillars, who must be swept from out our streets, or we shall be overrun with all manner of wickedness.

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::: labile - likely to change; unstable; Ex. emotionally labile; N. lability
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