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Word: emend

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


More Vocab Words

::: metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
::: rife - (of something bad) widespread; abundant; current
::: peripheral - of a periphery; marginal; outer; of minor importance; not central; Ex. peripheral nerve/interest
::: troth - pledge of good faith especially in betrothal; betrothal; Ex. by my troth
::: internecine - mutually destructive
::: heresy - opinion contrary to popular belief; opinion contrary to accepted religion; ADJ. heretical; CF. heretic
::: boisterous - violent; rough; noisy
::: piebald - of different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and white); Ex. piebald horse; CF. pie+bald
::: fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
::: unassuaged - unsatisfied; not soothed