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Word: fusillade

Definition: simultaneous firing or outburst (of missiles, questions, etc.)


More Vocab Words

::: quibble - minor objection or complaint; V: raise minor objections; carp; cavil
::: pristine - unspoiled; remaining in a pure state; characteristic of earlier times; primitive; Ex. an old book in pristine condition
::: paucity - scarcity; dearth
::: humus - substance or rich soil formed by decaying vegetable matter; CF. soil
::: intangible - not able to be perceived by touch; vague
::: skimp - provide or use scantily; live very economically; Ex. skimp on necessities; ADJ. skimpy: inadequate in amount; scanty; stingy; niggardly
::: carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
::: tout - promote or publicize (one's goods or service); praise excessively (as a form of advertisement); CF. advertise
::: stanch - stop or check flow of blood; Ex. stanch the gushing wound
::: qualms - uneasy feelings; misgivings; uneasy fears especially about matters of conscience; Ex. I have no qualms about giving this assignment to Helen.