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Word: millennium

Definition: thousand-year period (as in the New Testament); hoped-for period of happiness and prosperity


More Vocab Words

::: belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
::: elysian - relating to paradise; blissful
::: bombardment - attack (as with missiles or bombs); V. bombard
::: handsome - large in quantity; generous; Ex. handsome reward
::: predispose - give an inclination toward (in advance); make susceptible to; Ex. predispose people to certain cancer; N. predisposition
::: chaffing - bantering; joking
::: avantgarde - group of artists whose work is based on the newest ideas and methods; CF. vanguard
::: clangor - loud resounding noise; sound of repeated clanging
::: pacifist - one opposed to force; antimilitarist; ADJ. N. pacifism: opposition to war as a means of resolving disputes
::: gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury