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Vocabulary Word

Word: masticate

Definition: chew


More Vocab Words

::: belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
::: irate - angry; CF. ire: anger; wrath
::: indigent - poor; destitute
::: irreparable - not able to be corrected or repaired; impossible to repair
::: prelude - introduction; introductory performance or event; forerunner
::: contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
::: elastic - able to spring back into shape; quick to recover (as from disappointment); able to adapt to change; Ex. elastic plans; N: elastic material
::: microcosm - small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society
::: sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
::: nocturnal - done or active at night; Ex. nocturnal animals/raids; CF. nocturne