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Word: lionize

Definition: treat (a person) as a celebrity


More Vocab Words

::: paean - song of praise or joy; Ex. paeans celebrating the victory
::: episodic - (of a story or play) loosely connected; made up of separate and loosely connected parts; N. episode: incident in the course of an experience
::: plebeian - common; vulgar; pertaining to the common people; N: common people in ancient Rome; CF. patrician
::: remiss - negligent; careless about a duty
::: crochet - make (a piece of needlework) by looping thread with a hooked needle; N. CF. crotchet
::: innocuous - harmless
::: statutory - created by statute or legislative action; regulated by statute; Ex. statutory age limit
::: extol - praise very highly; glorify
::: bulge - protruding part; swelling of a surface; Ex. The apple made a bulge in his pocket; V: swell outward; protrude
::: perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity