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Word: implode

Definition: burst inward; CF. vaccum tube


More Vocab Words

::: ponderous - having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing
::: cursory - casual; hastily done with little attention to detail
::: scholarly - full of learning; erudite; like a scholar; Ex. scholarly journal
::: vernacular - living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular
::: historical - connected with history; based on events in history (whether regarded as important or not)
::: whimsy - whim; tendency to behave amusingly strangely; Ex. story full of whimsy
::: deadlock - standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate
::: chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely
::: volition - act of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
::: oversee - watch over and direct; supervise; N. oversight: unintentional failure to notice or do something; supervision