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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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::: embrace - hug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet
::: colander - utensil with perforated bottom used for straining
::: impel - drive or force onward; drive to take action; urge to action
::: penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
::: abate - subside or moderate
::: odorous - having an odor
::: amphibian - able to live both on land and in water; N.
::: coy - shy (flirtatiously); showing a (pretended) lack of self-confidence; modest; coquettish; CF. job offer
::: gossamer - sheer; very light; like cobwebs; N: soft and sheer fabric; cobweb
::: protocol - diplomatic etiquette; ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats; first copy of a treaty before its ratification; Ex. Protocol demands that the queen meet him at the airport.