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Word: moratorium

Definition: legal delay of payment or action; Ex. declare moratorium on the building of new houses


More Vocab Words

::: decadence - decay; fall to a lower level (of morality, civilization, or art); ADJ. decadent
::: exhort - urge (by strong argument or advice); Ex. The general exhorted his men to fight bravely; N. exhortation
::: impede - hide; retard or obstruct the progress of; block
::: denomination - religious group; unit in a system; name or designation; CF. denominator: common trait or characteristic
::: lateral - of or coming from the side
::: smattering - slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German
::: plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
::: ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
::: saturnine - morose; gloomy; Ex. Do not be misled by his saturnine countenance.
::: restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'