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Word: deputize

Definition: work or appoint as a deputy; N. deputy: person who has the power to take charge when the leading person is away


More Vocab Words

::: attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration
::: crabbed - sour; bad-tempered; peevish; difficult to read as handwriting
::: meddlesome - interfering; V. meddle: interfere
::: bizarre - fantastic; violently contrasting; noticeably odd; strikingly unconventional
::: succor - assist (someone in difficulty); aid; comfort; N.
::: dally - trifle with; toy with; treat without the necessary seriousness; procrastinate; waste time
::: attrition - rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
::: finesse - delicate skill; V: handle with finesse
::: defalcate - embezzle
::: exasperate - vex; annoy or make angry (by testing the patience)