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Word: hue_and_cry

Definition: outcry; loud cry or clamor; strong protest; Ex. hue and cry against the new rule


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::: embroil - throw into confusion; involve in strife, dispute, or quarrel; entangle; CF. imbroglio
::: charm - quality of pleasing; amulet; action or formula thought to have magical power; spell; V: attract; cast a spell on; bewitch
::: vilify - slander; speak evil of; N. vilification
::: syllogism - logical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument
::: dysentery - inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract
::: solicitous - anxious; worried; concerned; eager; Ex. solicitous to do something; N. solicitude
::: centigrade - denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)
::: merit - good quality deserving praise; merits: aspect of character or behavior deserving approval or disapproval; Ex. judge each plan on its own merits; V: deserve; earn
::: plebiscite - direct vote by the entire electorate (on an important issue)
::: conflagration - great fire