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Word: hackles

Definition: hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise


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::: subversive - tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
::: perturb - disturb greatly
::: forfeit - something surrendered as punishment for a crime or breach of contract; V: lose as a forfeit; N. forfeiture
::: assimilate - absorb; take (food) into the body and digest it; understand (knowledge) completely and be able to use properly; cause to become homogeneous (the people of a country or race in the wasy of behaving or thinking)
::: affirmation - positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath; V. affirm; ADJ. affirmative; CF. affirmative action: positive discrimination
::: urbane - suave; refined in manner; elegant
::: holocaust - destruction by fire; CF. burnt whole; CF. Holocaust
::: hibernate - sleep throughout the winter; N. hibernation
::: simian - monkeylike; N: ape or monkey
::: affluence - abundance; wealth