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Word: militate

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


More Vocab Words

::: abbreviate - shorten
::: plenary - (of power) complete; full; fully attended by all qualified members; Ex. plenary power
::: begrudge - envy; give or allow unwillingly; grudge; Ex. We shouldn't begrudge him his success.
::: consanguinity - kinship; relationship by birth
::: levitate - rise and float in the air (especially by magical means); CF. light
::: canard - unfounded false rumor; exaggerated false report
::: reprobation - severe disapproval; CF. approbation
::: fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
::: chase - ornament a metal surface by indenting; follow rapidly to catch
::: inexorable - relentless; unyielding; implacable; not capable of being changed by entreaty or efforts; Ex. inexorable price rises