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Word: edify

Definition: instruct; correct morally


More Vocab Words

::: nonchalance - indifference; lack of concern; composure; ADJ. nonchalant: unconcerned; cool; indifferent; Ex. nonchalant attitude to his debts
::: predecessor - former occupant of a post
::: parvenu - upstart; newly rich person
::: vicar - parish priest; representative
::: depose - dethrone; remove from office; give a deposition; testify
::: brood - sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time
::: parlance - language; manner of speaking; idiom; Ex. in legal/common parlance
::: contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
::: intermittent - periodic; on and off; stopping and starting at intervals
::: permissive - allowing much freedom; lenient; Ex. permissive society