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Word: distend

Definition: expand; swell out


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::: ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
::: temporize - gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
::: pilfer - steal things of small value; filch; snitch
::: inscrutable - difficult to understand; impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious
::: penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
::: denotation - meaning; distinguishing by name; V. denote: indicate; refer to directly; mean; CF. connotation
::: sumptuous - grand suggesting great expense; lavish; rich; Ex. sumptuous feast
::: misnomer - wrong or improper name; incorrect designation
::: license - official or legal permission; latitude of action or speech; excessive freedom that causes harm or damage; V.
::: florid - ruddy; (of a complexion) reddish; flowery; very ornate; CF. rose