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Word: animadversion

Definition: critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval


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::: steep - soak; saturate; Ex. steep the fabric in the dye bath; ADJ: precipitous
::: teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
::: uxorious - excessively submissive or devoted to one's wife; CF. uxor: wife
::: insensate - without feeling; lacking sense; foolish
::: gloss_over - explain away with the intention of deceiving or hiding faults
::: rarefied - made less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction
::: heedless - not noticing; disregarding
::: homeostasis - tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm
::: atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
::: obsolete - outmoded; no longer used