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Word: fulminate

Definition: thunder; explode; issue a severe denunciation


More Vocab Words

::: undermine - weaken gradually; sap; dig a mine beneath
::: onus - burden; responsibility
::: subversive - tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
::: pestilential - (pestilent) causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)
::: sectarian - of a sect; narrow-minded; parochial; N: member of a sect; narrow-minded person
::: paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
::: temperate - moderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society
::: gruel - thin liquid porridge
::: usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
::: expansive - (of a person) outgoing and sociable; broad and extensive; able to increase in size