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Word: bate

Definition: let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate


More Vocab Words

::: copious - plentiful
::: nocturnal - done or active at night; Ex. nocturnal animals/raids; CF. nocturne
::: quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
::: gnarl - protruding knot on a tree; V.
::: teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
::: gross - total; fragrant; clearly wrong; (of people's behavior) coarse; corpulent; Ex. gross insolence/behavior; V: earn as a total amount; N: 12 dozens
::: kinetic - producing motion; of motion
::: diffuse - wordy; verbose; rambling; spread out (like a gas); V: spread out in all directions; disperse; N. diffusion; CF. suffuse
::: causal - implying a cause-and-effect relationship; N. causality
::: docket - program as for trial; book where such entries are made; list of things to be done; agenda; label fixed to a package listing contents or directions; V: describe in a docket