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Word: hirsute

Definition: hairy; having a lot of hair


More Vocab Words

::: shimmer - shine with a flickering light; glimmer intermittently; Ex. The moonlight shimmered on the water; N.
::: irate - angry; CF. ire: anger; wrath
::: vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
::: fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
::: retroactive - taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future
::: variegated - (esp. of a flower or leaf) many-colored
::: ethereal - like a spirit or fairy; unearthly light; heavenly; unusually refined; Ex. She has an ethereal beauty; CF. ether: upper air
::: touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
::: component - element; ingredient
::: glare - shine intensely and blindingly; stare fixedly and angrily; N.