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Word: militate

Definition: work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier


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::: fraudulent - cheating; deceitful; Ex. fraudulent means; N. fraud: deception; swindle
::: anarchy - absence of governing body; state of disorder
::: intimidate - frighten; N. intimidation
::: avantgarde - group of artists whose work is based on the newest ideas and methods; CF. vanguard
::: precept - practical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept
::: scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
::: importunate - urging; always demanding; troublesomely urgent or persistent
::: avid - greedy; extremely eager for; Ex. avid learner; N. avidity