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Word: militate

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


More Vocab Words

::: poseur - person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; person who poses; CF. pose
::: dogged - determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean
::: expunge - cancel; remove a word or name (from a book or list); erase
::: flush - redden; blush; flow suddenly and abundantly; wash out by a rapid brief flow of water; N: reddish tinge; blush; brief rush; rush of strong feeling; Ex. flush of pride; ADJ: having surfaces in the same plane; even; blushing
::: satiate - satisfy fully (physical needs such as hunger); sate; N. satiety: condition of being satiated
::: acrophobia - fear of heights
::: complicity - participation; involvement (in a questionable act or a crime)
::: bouillon - clear beef (or meat) soup
::: leonine - like a lion
::: inanimate - lifeless; not animate