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Word: emend

Definition: correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement


More Vocab Words

::: dismiss - eliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal
::: demur - object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday
::: underlying - lying below; fundamental
::: modicum - limited quantity; small amount; Ex. He does not have a modicum of sense; CF. moderate
::: debauch - corrupt morally; seduce from virtue; N. debauchery: wild behavior (with sex and alcohol)
::: succumb - yield (to something overwhelming); give in; die; Ex. succumb to the illness
::: careen - lurch; sway from side to side; move with irregular swinging movement; stagger
::: blighted - suffering from a disease; destroyed
::: crypt - secret recess or vault usually used for burial; underground room (under a church)
::: sojourn - temporary stay; V: stay for a time