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Word: animadversion

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


More Vocab Words

::: alacrity - cheerful promptness without reluctance
::: compulsion - compelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse
::: venal - capable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal
::: pantomime - acting without dialogue; V.
::: commemorate - honor the memory of; serve as a memorial to; Ex. commemorate the 100th anniversary/those who died in the war
::: premise - assumption; postulate; proposition upon which an argument is based
::: antiquity - quality of being very old; ancient times;
::: asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
::: moratorium - legal delay of payment or action; Ex. declare moratorium on the building of new houses
::: autopsy - examination of a dead body; postmortem; V.