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Word: distend

Definition: expand; swell out


More Vocab Words

::: waive - give up temporarily; yield; N. waiver: waiving a right or claim; document that waives a right or claim
::: accrue - come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual
::: billow - large wave of water; a great swell or surge (of smoke); V: surge, swell, roll in billows
::: sanctimonious - displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness; N. sanctimony: hypocritical piety
::: oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
::: psychosomatic - of the influence of the mind on the body (esp. with respect to disease)
::: appraise - estimate value of; N. appraisal
::: maraud - move in search of plunder; Ex. marauding army
::: pendulous - hanging; suspended
::: prototype - original work used as a model by others