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Word: militate

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


More Vocab Words

::: potpourri - heterogeneous mixture; medley; mixture of dried flower petals a pot (to give a pleasant smell to a room)
::: flagrant - conspicuously wicked, bad, or offensive; blatant; outrageous
::: catcall - shout of disapproval or displeasure (made at the theater or a sports match); boo; V.
::: vestige - trace; remains; Ex. vestiges of some ancient religion
::: consistency - absence of contradictions; uniformity; degree of thickness or firmness; Ex. consistency of thick cream; CF. viscous
::: nocturnal - done or active at night; Ex. nocturnal animals/raids; CF. nocturne
::: amputate - cut off part of body; prune (a limb)
::: punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
::: prevaricate - lie; hide the truth (by equivocating)
::: admonish - warn or speak to with gentle disapproval; reprove