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Word: discomfit

Definition: frustrate; put to rout; defeat; disconcert; embarrass; perturb


More Vocab Words

::: interrogate - question closely; cross-examine; cross-question
::: impale - pierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear
::: unassuaged - unsatisfied; not soothed
::: lachrymose - producing tears; tearful
::: purveyor - furnisher of foodstuffs; caterer; V. purvey: supply (eg. food); furnish; CF. provide
::: granary - storehouse for grain
::: consign - send to a person or place for sale; deliver officially; entrust; put into the care of another; set apart (for a special purpose); N. consignment; CF. consignor, consignee
::: gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
::: monotheism - belief in one God
::: ethereal - like a spirit or fairy; unearthly light; heavenly; unusually refined; Ex. She has an ethereal beauty; CF. ether: upper air