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Word: militate

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


More Vocab Words

::: astronomical - enormously large or extensive
::: 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
::: gregarious - sociable; (of an animal) tending to form a group
::: intangible - not able to be perceived by touch; vague
::: solicitous - anxious; worried; concerned; eager; Ex. solicitous to do something; N. solicitude
::: chafe - warm by rubbing; make sore by rubbing; N.
::: expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
::: connivance - pretense of ignorance of something wrong; assistance; permission to offend; V. connive: feign ignorance (of a wrong); cooperate secretly in an illegal action; conspire
::: jaunt - trip; short journey
::: incorrigible - uncorrectable