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Word: carat

Definition: (karat) unit of weight for precious stones; measure of the purity of gold


More Vocab Words

::: mellifluous - (of words or a voice) sweetly or smoothly flowing; melodious; having a pleasant tune
::: adjutant - staff officer assisting the commander; assistant
::: decipher - decode; CF. indecipherable
::: exalt - raise in rank or dignity; praise highly; inspire; Ex. exalt the imagination; ADJ. exalted; N. exaltation
::: saga - Scandinavian myth; any legend; long heroic narrative
::: relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
::: levitate - rise and float in the air (especially by magical means); CF. light
::: prefigure - be a sign of; foreshadow
::: sibylline - prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)
::: chaplain - clergyman attached to a chapel