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Word: palimpsest

Definition: parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased


More Vocab Words

::: shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
::: importune - beg persistently; make repeated requests (in an annoying way)
::: prominent - protruding(sticking out); conspicuous; notable; eminent
::: epitaph - inscription in memory of a dead person (as on a tombstone)
::: craft - skill (esp. with one's hands); skill in deceiving people; guile; ADJ. crafty: cleverly deceitful; cunning
::: reciprocal - mutual; given and received in return; exchangeable; interacting; Ex. reciprocal trade agreement
::: anneal - reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling (metal or glass)
::: paramount - foremost in importance; supreme; CF. para-: beyond; above; Ex. paranormal
::: jargon - language used by special group; technical terminology; gibberish; nonsensical or incoherent talk
::: charlatan - quack; pretender to knowledge (esp. in medicine)