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Word: libel

Definition: defamatory written statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character; V. ADJ. libelous


More Vocab Words

::: stringent - (of rules) binding; rigid; marked by scarcity of money; Ex. stringent economic conditions
::: impunity - freedom from punishment or harm; CF. punish
::: vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
::: homespun - domestic; made at home; spun or woven at home; simple and ordinary; Ex. homespun philosophy
::: distant - reserved or aloof; cold in manner; Ex. distant greeting; ADV. distantly
::: debilitate - weaken (esp. through heat, hunger, illness); enfeeble
::: infallible - unerring; never making mistakes
::: penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
::: capillary - having a very fine bore; resembling a hair; fine and slender; Ex. capillary attraction; N: very fine hairlike tube; CF. capillarity
::: recast - reconstruct (a sentence, story, statue, etc.); fashion again