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Word: empathy

Definition: ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy

More Vocab Words

::: surmount - overcome
::: pacify - soothe; make calm or quiet; subdue; bring peace to
::: simper - smirk; smile in a silly way; smile affectedly
::: confound - confuse; puzzle
::: alliteration - repetition of beginning sound in poetry
::: stupor - state of being stupefied; state of apathy; daze; lack of awareness
::: rococo - ornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century
::: supercilious - haughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing; CF. eyebrow, cilium
::: chassis - framework and working parts of an automobile; framework to which components are attached
::: malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop