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Word: distend

Definition: expand; swell out


More Vocab Words

::: barefaced - shameless and noticeable; blatant; bold; unconcealed; having no covering on the face; Ex. barefaced lie
::: noose - loop formed in a rope
::: incredulity - tendency to disbelief
::: tribune - official of ancient Rome elected by the plebians to protect their rights; protector of the people
::: retinue - following; attendants
::: manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
::: compulsory - obligatory; that must be done
::: preempt - prevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others; supplant; take the place of; displace; Ex. preempt any attempts; ADJ. preemptive
::: atypical - not normal; not typical
::: tranquillity - calmness; peace