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Word: palpitate

Definition: throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.


More Vocab Words

::: disputatious - argumentative; fond of argument
::: berate - scold strongly
::: sensuous - giving pleasure to the senses; pertaining to the physical senses; operating through the senses; sensuous feeling of soft velvet on the skin
::: requite - make return for; repay; reciprocate; revenge; N. requittal
::: expiate - make amends for (a sin)
::: 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
::: glacial - like a glacier; of an ice age; extremely cold; Ex. glacial epoch; CF. iceberg
::: cadence - rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat; regular beat of sound; rhythm
::: nepotism - favoritism (to a relative); CF. nephew
::: malicious - hateful; spiteful; expressing malice; N. malice: desire to harm others; spite