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Word: hackles

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


More Vocab Words

::: defiance - refusal to yield; resistance; V. defy; ADJ. defiant
::: quaint - odd in an old-fashioned way; odd; old-fashioned; picturesque
::: lucrative - profitable; producing wealth
::: disinterested - unprejudiced; free from bias and self-interest; objective
::: constraint - restraint; compulsion; repression of feelings; reticence; V. constrain: hold back; restrain; compel; oblige; confine forcibly; imprison
::: throes - violent anguish
::: autocratic - having absolute unchecked power; dictatorial; N. autocrat, autocracy
::: giddy - light-hearted; not serious; frivolous; dizzy; causing dizziness; Ex. giddy youth; Ex. giddy climb/height
::: penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
::: plausible - conceivably true; having a show of truth but open to doubt; specious