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Word: inroad

Definition: hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid

More Vocab Words

::: unceremonious - not done politely without due formalities
::: abject - (of a condition) wretched; as low as possible; lacking pride; very humble; showing lack of self-respect; Ex. abject apology
::: victuals - food; provisions; V. victual: provide with food
::: relegate - put into a lower or worse place; banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign; Ex. relegate the old furniture to the children's room; Ex. relegated to the second division
::: recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
::: impede - hide; retard or obstruct the progress of; block
::: bombastic - pompous; using inflated language
::: aspirant - seeker after position or status
::: diva - operatic singer; prima donna
::: lugubrious - mournful; sorrowful