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Word: defrock

Definition: strip a priest or minister of church authority; unfrock


More Vocab Words

::: perceptive - insightful; showing a good ability at perceiving and understanding; aware; wise; of perception
::: contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
::: ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
::: eschew - avoid habitually; Ex. eschew alcoholic drinks
::: vivid - (of light or color) bright and distinct; evoking lifelike mental images; Ex. vivid red hair/description
::: exceptionable - objectionable; likely to cause dislike; offensive; CF. unexceptionable: entirely acceptable
::: precarious - unsafe; lacking in stability; uncertain; risky; Ex. precarious living
::: wrath - anger; fury
::: expostulation - protest; remonstrance; reasoning with someone to correct or dissuade; V. expostulate
::: resourceful - clever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations); N. resource, resourcefulness