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Word: cower

Definition: shrink quivering as from fear; cringe


More Vocab Words

::: archives - public records; place where public records are kept
::: pittance - small amount (of money); small allowance or wage
::: malediction - curse
::: opprobrium - infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous
::: noisome - foul smelling; very unpleasant; unwholesome
::: suborn - persuade to act unlawfully (especially to commit perjury); N. subornation
::: dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
::: pugilist - boxer; CF. pugilism: boxing
::: adulation - flattery; admiration that is more than is necessary or deserved
::: rhapsodize - speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner; Ex. rhapsodize over the beauty of the scenery