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Word: deify

Definition: turn into a god; make a god of; idolize; Ex. Kings were deified; CF. deity


More Vocab Words

::: galvanic - of the production of electricity by the action of an acid on a metal; having the effect of an electric shock; Ex. galvanic cell; galvanic effect; CF. Luigi Galvani
::: lascivious - lustful
::: surfeit - satiate; feed or supply to excess; stuff; indulge to excess in anything; N: surfeiting; excessive amount; Ex. surfeit of food
::: tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
::: gamely - in a spirited manner; with courage; Ex. fight gamely against a superior boxer; ADJ. game
::: arrogance - pride; haughtiness; ADJ. arrogant: unpleasantly self-important (with a strong confidence in one's own importance and a lack of respect for other people)
::: mire - entangle; stick in swampy ground; stick or sink in mire; N: bog; deep mud; Ex. sucked deeper into the mire
::: caulk - (calk) make watertight (by blocking up cracks as in a ship)
::: occlude - shut; close; obstruct; Ex. A blood clot occluded an artery.
::: dossier - file of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back