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Word: crescendo

Definition: increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent


More Vocab Words

::: foreboding - premonition of evil; feeling of coming evil; V. forebode: be a warning of (something unpleasant)
::: factious - inclined to form factions; causing dissension
::: bourgeois - middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions
::: optician - maker and seller of eyeglasses
::: irreproachable - beyond reproach; blameless; impeccable; Ex. irreproachable conduct
::: deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
::: cardiologist - doctor specializing in ailments of the heart
::: cache - hiding place; V.
::: prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
::: exorbitant - (of costs or demands) excessive; exceeding reasonable bounds