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Word: decimate

Definition: kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of


More Vocab Words

::: gradation - series of gradual stages; degree in such a progression
::: adversary - opponent; enemy
::: indulge - yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence
::: archetype - prototype; primitive pattern
::: nurture - nourish; feed; educate; rear; care for while it is growing or developing; foster; cultivate; N: something that nourishes; rearing
::: emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
::: entice - lure; persuade to do (something wrong); attract; tempt
::: subaltern - subordinate
::: vouch - give a personal guarantee; Ex. I can vouch for his integrity; N. voucher
::: acumen - mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well; Ex. business acumen