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Word: manacle

Definition: restrain; handcuff; N.


More Vocab Words

::: purport - intention; purpose; meaning; V: claim; profess; Ex. order which purports to be signed by the general
::: victuals - food; provisions; V. victual: provide with food
::: brochure - pamphlet
::: pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
::: impenitent - not repentant
::: schematic - of a schema or scheme; relating to an outline or diagram; using a system of symbols; N. schema: diagrammatic representation; outline
::: smother - kill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers
::: discursive - (of a person or writing) digressing; rambling (without any clear plan)
::: suckle - give or take milk at the breast or udder
::: cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness