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Word: palpitate

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


More Vocab Words

::: abominable - detestable; extremely unpleasant
::: thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
::: sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
::: vacillate - waver (in opinion); fluctuate; sway to and fro; N. vacillation
::: jingoist - extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism
::: avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.
::: patrician - noble; aristocratic; N: person of high rank; aristocrat; CF. member of the governing classes in ancient Rome; CF. plebian
::: pinnace - small boat
::: maculated - spotted; stained; CF. immaculate
::: condone - overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse