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Word: avuncular

Definition: of or like an uncle


More Vocab Words

::: conspire - take part in a conspiracy; (of events) work together; combine; Ex. Events conspired to produce great difficulties.
::: criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion
::: counterpart - thing that completes another; things very much alike; thing that has the same purpose in a different system
::: indenture - bind as servant or apprentice to master; bind by indenture; N: contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified time (as between an apprentice and his master)
::: bereft - deprived of (something valuable); lacking
::: apogee - highest point; the point farthest from the earth; OP. perigee
::: credulity - belief on slight evidence; gullibility; naivet\'e; ADJ. credulous
::: reprobation - severe disapproval; CF. approbation
::: stamina - power of endurance; strength; staying power
::: excise - cut away; cut out; N: government tax on good produced and used inside a country; N. excision