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Word: oscillate

Definition: vibrate pendulumlike; waver


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::: mawkish - mushy(sentimental) and gushy; icky-sticky sentimental; excessively and objectionably sentimental
::: manacle - restrain; handcuff; N.
::: flourish - grow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
::: abridge - condense or shorten
::: stout - rather fat; strong in body; sturdy; resolute; determined; strong in determination; Ex. stout stick/supporter
::: seemly - (of behavior) proper; appropriate
::: mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
::: prehensile - capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails
::: consistency - absence of contradictions; uniformity; degree of thickness or firmness; Ex. consistency of thick cream; CF. viscous
::: grill - question severely; cook on a grill; broil; N: cooking surface of parallel metal bars