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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

::: polemic - attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy
::: pedigree - line of ancestors; ancestry; lineage; ADJ. (of an animal) descended from of a chosen family; Ex. pedigree dog; CF. crane's foot
::: verve - enthusiasm (as in artistic performance or composition); liveliness; vigor
::: quail - cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
::: posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel
::: institute - organization for a special purpose; V: establish
::: pedagogue - teacher; CF. child leader
::: compulsion - compelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse
::: preposterous - absurd; completely unreasonable; ridiculous
::: scowl - frown angrily; N: angry frown