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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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::: antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
::: amalgam - combination of different things; mixture of metals (containing mercury) used for filling holes in teeth
::: distend - expand; swell out
::: mandatory - obligatory; compulsory; of a mandate
::: nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
::: inclement - stormy; unkind; unmerciful; CF. clement
::: integral - complete; necessary for completeness; Ex. integral part
::: arbitrary - unreasonable or capricious; random; tyrannical; Ex. arbitrary ruler
::: intrepid - fearless
::: conciliatory - reconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)