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Word: masochist

Definition: person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism


More Vocab Words

::: compute - reckon; calculate
::: emulate - imitate; rival; try to equal or excel (through imitation)
::: historical - connected with history; based on events in history (whether regarded as important or not)
::: extrapolation - projection; conjecture; V. extrapolate: infer (unknown information) from known information
::: downcast - disheartened; dejected; sad; directed downward
::: usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
::: endear - make beloved; Ex. endear her to everyone; ADJ. dear: loved; cherished; high-priced
::: amputate - cut off part of body; prune (a limb)
::: implication - something hinted at or suggested; implying; implicating
::: astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism