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Word: browbeat

Definition: bully; intimidate


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::: martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
::: fabricate - build; lie; make up (a story) in order to deceive; Ex. fabricate the whole story; CF. fabric: underlying structure; Ex. fabric of society
::: relegate - put into a lower or worse place; banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign; Ex. relegate the old furniture to the children's room; Ex. relegated to the second division
::: compost - mixture of decaying organic matter used as fertilizer; V: put or make compost
::: primogeniture - seniority by birth; state of being the first-born child; right of the eldest child (to inherit the entire property of one or both parents)
::: bourgeois - middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions
::: predicament - difficult situation; tricky or dangerous situation; dilemma
::: discord - conflict; lack of harmony; dissonance (when musical notes are played)
::: buxom - full-bosomed; plump; jolly
::: intellect - higher mental powers; person of great intellectual ability