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Word: patina

Definition: green crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting


More Vocab Words

::: fuddle - make stupid or confused as with alcholic drink; N. in a fuddle: confused
::: provision - act of providing; something provided; preparatory measure; provisions: necessary supplies (esp. food); stipulation; condition in an agreement; Ex. According to the provisions of the agreement
::: spasmodic - fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion
::: amorphous - formless; lacking shape or definition
::: brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
::: decorum - propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners; appropriateness of behavior or conduct
::: resound - (of a place) be filled with sound; (of a sound) sound loudly; sound back; echo; Ex. hall resounded with laughter
::: promote - advance in rank; advance; help to flourish; advocate; help actively in forming; publicize or popularize; Ex. Milk promotes health; Ex. promote a match/bill; Ex. promote a new product
::: poultice - soothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body
::: apprehensive - fearful; discerning