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Word: atrocity

Definition: brutal deed; ADJ. atrocious


More Vocab Words

::: belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
::: draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
::: undertaker - funeral director; one whose business is to arrange burials
::: protocol - diplomatic etiquette; ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats; first copy of a treaty before its ratification; Ex. Protocol demands that the queen meet him at the airport.
::: conciliatory - reconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)
::: distinct - clearly different; clearly noticed
::: adage - wise saying; proverb
::: acerbity - bitterness of speech and temper; ADJ. acerbic: bitter; acrid (in taste, manner, or tone)
::: sovereign - ruler in a monarchy; ADJ: (of a country) independent and self-governing; having supreme power; supreme; excellent
::: rejuvenate - make young again