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Word: palpitate

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

More Vocab Words

::: circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
::: dummy - imitation of a real object used as a substitute; effigy
::: improvident - thriftless; not providing for the future
::: enliven - make lively or spirited; animate
::: abrogate - abolish
::: gist - essence; main point; substance
::: ordination - ceremony conferring holy orders; ceremony of ordaining a priest
::: heterodox - (of beliefs) against accepted opinion; unorthodox; unconventional
::: gesticulation - motion; gesture; V. gesticulate: make gestures (while speaking)
::: catapult - slingshot; hurling machine; V: fire from catapult