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Word: backslide

Definition: revert (to bad habits); N. reverter


More Vocab Words

::: pastiche - imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists
::: vindictive - disposed to revenge; vengeful; out for revenge; spiteful; intended to cause harm; malicious; Ex. vindictive streak
::: unconscionable - unscrupulous; not guided by conscience; excessive; beyond reason; Ex. unconscionable demand
::: propulsive - driving forward; N. propulsion
::: collate - examine and compare in order to verify authenticity; arrange in order (the sheets of a book before they are bound)
::: encumber - burden; N. encumbrance
::: graduated - arranged by degrees (of height, difficulty, etc.)
::: prosody - art of versification; study of the metrical structure of verse
::: gentility - those of gentle birth; high social class; refinement; quality of being genteel
::: tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure