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Word: burgeon

Definition: grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon


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::: personify - represent (an inanimate object) as a person; be the embodiment or perfect example of; Ex. She is evil/patience personified; N. personification
::: propound - put forth for consideration or analysis; set forth; Ex. propound a problem/theory
::: cornucopia - horn (or horn-shaped container) overflowing with fruit and grain; symbol of abundance; horn of plenty
::: resourceful - clever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations); N. resource, resourcefulness
::: perfidious - treacherous; disloyal; N. perfidy: treachery
::: inert - inactive; lacking power to move; unable to move or act; Ex. chemically inert; N. inertia: state of being inert; force which keeps a thing in the position or state
::: rabid - of or suffering rabies; like a fanatic; extremely zealous; furious; CF. rabies: hydrophobia
::: allegory - story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable
::: visionary - produced by imagination; fanciful; mystical; showing foresight; N: one having foresight; one given to speculative impractical ideas
::: vitiate - spoil the effect of; make inoperative; corrupt morally