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Word: hibernate

Definition: sleep throughout the winter; N. hibernation


More Vocab Words

::: balmy - soft and mild (of air); fragrant
::: lance - pierce with a lance; cut into; N: spearlike weapon
::: remission - temporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancelation of a debt; pardon; Ex. The disease went into remission; Ex. Christians pray for the remission of sins.
::: jaunty - cheerful and pleased with life; lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree; dapper in appearance; Ex. jaunty person/hat
::: paragon - model of perfection; Ex. paragon of virtue
::: adverse - going against; opposing; unfavorable; hostile
::: irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
::: genealogy - record of descent; lineage; ancestry; study of ancestry
::: luminary - celebrity (in a specific field); dignitary; object that gives light (as a celestial body)
::: pith - core or marrow; spongelike substance in the center of stems; essence; substance