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Word: betroth

Definition: become engaged to marry


More Vocab Words

::: exacerbate - worsen; aggravate; embitter
::: squelch - produce a splashing sound (when stepping through mud); crush; squash; CF.
::: dismiss - eliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal
::: attrition - rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
::: awful - terrible; very bad
::: perturb - disturb greatly
::: subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
::: forge - counterfeit; reproduce fraudulently; form by heating in a forge and hammering into shape; move with a sudden increase of speed or power; Ex. forged ahead in the last two years; N: furnace where metals are heated
::: imbecility - weakness of mind; state of being an imbecile; N. imbecile: stupid person; fool
::: saunter - stroll(go for a leisurely walk) slowly; N.