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Word: canard

Definition: unfounded false rumor; exaggerated false report


More Vocab Words

::: accrue - come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual
::: braggart - boaster; bragger
::: crest - top (as of a hill or wave); showy feathers on the head of a bird
::: cacophonous - discordant; inharmonious; N. cacophony: unpleasant mixture of loud sounds
::: shoddy - made of inferior material; sham; not genuine; inferior; dishonest; Ex. shoddy goods/trick
::: onus - burden; responsibility
::: ineffectual - not effective; not having a desired effect; weak
::: summation - act of finding the total; summing-up; summary (esp. one given by the judge at the end of a trial)
::: epitaph - inscription in memory of a dead person (as on a tombstone)
::: leniency - mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment