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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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::: onomatopoeia - words formed in imitation of natural sounds
::: enhance - increase; make greater (as in value, reputation, or usefulness); improve
::: umbrage - resentment; anger; sense of injury or insult; Ex. take umbrage at his rudeness
::: laity - laypersons; laymen; persons not connected with the clergy
::: inculcate - teach (ideas or principles); instill
::: optician - maker and seller of eyeglasses
::: proscribe - prohibit; ostracize; banish; outlaw
::: importune - beg persistently; make repeated requests (in an annoying way)
::: outwit - outsmart; defeat by behaving more cleverly
::: paltry - insignificant; petty; trifling; contemptible; Ex. paltry sum; CF. trash