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Word: avuncular

Definition: of or like an uncle

More Vocab Words

::: comatose - in a coma; extremely sleepy
::: lancet - small surgical tool for making incisions
::: amass - collect (gradually, in a very large amount)
::: tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
::: suppliant - entreating; beseeching; N.
::: juxtapose - place side by side; CF. next
::: appreciate - be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of; ADJ. appreciable: enough to be felt; Ex. appreciable difference
::: glaring - (of something bad) highly conspicuous; harshly bright; shining intensely and blindingly
::: plebiscite - direct vote by the entire electorate (on an important issue)
::: isthmus - narrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land