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Word: periphery

Definition: outside edge especially of a round surface; perimeter; Ex. periphery of the town


More Vocab Words

::: mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
::: retrospective - looking back on the past; N. retrospection; V. retrospect
::: crone - hag; ugly old woman
::: shaving - very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
::: proximity - nearness; ADJ. proximate
::: subpoena - writ(written command issued by a court) summoning a witness to appear in court; V: summon with a subpoena
::: omnivorous - eating both plant and animal food; devouring everything
::: fraudulent - cheating; deceitful; Ex. fraudulent means; N. fraud: deception; swindle
::: mercenary - motivated solely by money or gain; N.
::: retrench - cut down; cut down expenses; economize