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Word: palpitate

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


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::: martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
::: pernicious - very harmful; deadly; very destructive; Ex. pernicious effect/anemia
::: sophisticated - worldly wise and urbane; refined; complex; N. sophistication; V. sophisticate
::: derelict - negligent; (of someone) neglectful of duty; (of something) deserted by an owner; abandoned; N: abandoned property; homeless or vagrant person
::: intrigue - make secret plans; plot; arouse the curiosity of; N: secret scheme; plot; secret love affair
::: volley - simultaneous discharge of a number of shots; V.
::: strident - loud and harsh; insistent; N. stridency
::: conformity - harmony; agreement with established rules or customs; similarity; Ex. behave in conformity with; V. conform: be similar; act in agreement; comply; Ex. conform to the rule; CF. conformance
::: crochet - make (a piece of needlework) by looping thread with a hooked needle; N. CF. crotchet
::: inebriate - make drunk; intoxicate; N. intoxicated person