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Word: gnarl

Definition: protruding knot on a tree; V.


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::: levity - lack of seriousness or steadiness; frivolity; lightness of manner
::: gale - windstorm; gust of wind; emotional outburst (laughters, tears); Ex. gale of laughter
::: slacken - slow up; loosen; make or become slack
::: assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence
::: unconscionable - unscrupulous; not guided by conscience; excessive; beyond reason; Ex. unconscionable demand
::: pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
::: modulate - tone down in intensity; change the intensity or tone of; regulate; change from one musical key to another; Ex. modulate from E to G
::: affidavit - written statement made under oath (for use as proof in a court of law)
::: preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
::: turbid - (of a liquid) having the sediment disturbed; muddy; thick