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Word: billowing

Definition: swelling out in waves; surging


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::: hinterlands - back country; inner part of a country; OP. foreland
::: spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
::: omnipotent - all-powerful; having unlimited power
::: conciliatory - reconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)
::: affinity - feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages
::: malleable - (of a metal) capable of being shaped by pounding(beating); pliable; (of someone) impressionable(easily influenced); easily controlled; tractable
::: mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer
::: pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
::: enamored - in love; Ex. enamored of his own beauty; V. enamor: inspire with love
::: whine - complain (in a sad voice); make a high sad sound (as in pain or supplication)