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Word: ossify

Definition: change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas


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::: leonine - like a lion
::: delusive - deceptive; likely to delude; misleading; raising vain hopes; Ex. delusive promises
::: smolder - smoulder; burn slowly without flame; be liable to break out at any moment; exist in a suppressed state; Ex. smoldering anger
::: deprecate - express disapproval of; deplore; protest against; belittle; ADJ. deprecatory
::: plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of
::: allege - state without proof
::: eerie - weird; causing fear because strange
::: formality - ceremonious quality; ceremonious adherence to rules; something done just for form's sake; Ex. mere formality
::: resilient - elastic; having the power of springing back; able to recover quickly (as from misfortune)
::: dogged - determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean