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Word: militate

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


More Vocab Words

::: comeuppance - deserts; well-deserved punishment or misfortune; rebuke
::: infernal - pertaining to hell; devilish; N. inferno: place of fiery heat or destruction
::: truism - self-evident truth
::: travail - strenuous work; toil; painful labor; labor of childbirth
::: temperament - characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress
::: ensconce - settle comfortably; place comfortably (in a secure place)
::: fastidious - difficult to please; squeamish; fussy; finicky
::: decadence - decay; fall to a lower level (of morality, civilization, or art); ADJ. decadent
::: censorious - severely critical
::: asinine - stupid; Ex. asinine remarks