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Word: lubricate

Definition: apply a lubricant to; N. lubricant: substance that reduces friction


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::: ecologist - person concerned with the interrelationship between living organisms and their environment; person concerned with the detrimental effects of human civilization on the environment; CF. ecology
::: desolate - (of a place) deserted; unpopulated; (of a person) lonely; forlorn; joyless
::: impunity - freedom from punishment or harm; CF. punish
::: astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
::: traverse - go through or across
::: mire - entangle; stick in swampy ground; stick or sink in mire; N: bog; deep mud; Ex. sucked deeper into the mire
::: granulate - form into grains or granules; N. granule: grain or particle
::: apropos - with reference to; regarding; Ex. remarks apropos (of) the present situation; ADJ. ADV.
::: culvert - artificial channel for water; drain crossing under a road
::: disembark - debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark