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Word: jaundice

Definition: medical condition in which the skin, the white part of the eyes, etc. turn yellow; V: affect with jaundice; affect with prejudice, envy, or hostility; bias


Sentences Containing 'jaundice'

To them that are sick of the jaundice, honey seems bitter; and to them that are bitten by a mad dog, the water terrible; and to children, a little ball seems a fine thing.
Full in this rapid wake, and many fathoms in the rear, swam a huge, humped old bull, which by his comparatively slow progress, as well as by the unusual yellowish incrustations overgrowing him, seemed afflicted with the jaundice, or some other infirmity.

More Vocab Words

::: adjacent - adjoining; neighboring; close by
::: jaundiced - yellowed; prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful) from long and disappointing experience of human affairs; Ex. with a jaundiced eye
::: haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners
::: endorse - approve; support; write one's signature on the back of; N. endorsement; CF. dorsal
::: halfhearted - exhibiting little interest or enthusiasm
::: curtail - shorten; reduce
::: placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
::: censure - blame; criticize; express strong disapproval; N: severe criticism; strong disapproval
::: unwarranted - unjustified; having no justification; groundless; baseless; undeserved
::: monochrome - painting in only one color; ADJ.