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Word: palpitate

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


More Vocab Words

::: badinage - teasing conversation; banter; joking talk
::: fluency - smoothness of speech; ADJ. fluent
::: commensurate - equal in extent; of the same size
::: buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
::: vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
::: fetid - (foetid) malodorous; foul
::: atone - make amends for; pay for; Ex. atone for
::: consistency - absence of contradictions; uniformity; degree of thickness or firmness; Ex. consistency of thick cream; CF. viscous
::: shoddy - made of inferior material; sham; not genuine; inferior; dishonest; Ex. shoddy goods/trick
::: bulge - protruding part; swelling of a surface; Ex. The apple made a bulge in his pocket; V: swell outward; protrude