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Word: jetsam

Definition: things thrown from a ship (to lighten the ship)


More Vocab Words

::: militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier
::: irascible - irritable; easily angered
::: subpoena - writ(written command issued by a court) summoning a witness to appear in court; V: summon with a subpoena
::: intransigence - refusal of any compromise; stubbornness; ADJ. intransigent: uncompromising
::: renounce - abandon; give up (by formal announcement); disown; repudiate; Ex. renounce one's claim to the property/one's religion; N. renunciation
::: decoy - lure or bait; V.
::: swill - drink greedily
::: hibernate - sleep throughout the winter; N. hibernation
::: benevolent - generous; charitable; having a wish to do good
::: effervescence - inner excitement or exuberance; showing high spirits; emitting bubbles forming inside; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation; ADJ. effervescent; V. effervesce