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Word: patois

Definition: local or provincial dialect


More Vocab Words

::: manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
::: stint - set limits in amount or number; be thrifty; ADJ. stinting, unstinting; CF. stint:savings
::: reprieve - postponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of
::: haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners
::: substantive - substantial; essential; pertaining to the substance; substantial; considerable; Ex. substantive issues
::: stammer - speak with involuntarily pauses or repetitions
::: alchemy - medieval chemistry
::: arroyo - gully; narrow channel formed by rainwater
::: illicit - illegal
::: purported - alleged; claimed; reputed or rumored; Ex. purported Satanists