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Word: chortle

Definition: chuckle with delight; N.


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::: illuminate - brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand; Ex. illuminating remarks
::: slaughter - killing of animals for food; massacre; V: butcher (animals) for food; kill in large numbers
::: manacle - restrain; handcuff; N.
::: fraudulent - cheating; deceitful; Ex. fraudulent means; N. fraud: deception; swindle
::: crescendo - increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent
::: paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
::: snuffle - sniffle; sniff repeatedly (in order to keep liquid from running out of the nose)
::: forestall - prevent by taking action in advance
::: wrest - obtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence; Ex. wrest victory from their grasp
::: aplomb - poise; composure in difficult situations; assurance; self-confidence