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Word: petrify

Definition: turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze


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::: corroborate - confirm; support; strengthen
::: nostrum - questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
::: moodiness - fits of depression or gloom; ADJ. moody: given to changeable moods; subject to periods of depression; gloomy CF. mood: state of mind or emotion
::: culpable - deserving blame; blameworthy
::: leonine - like a lion
::: dolt - slow-thinking stupid person; CF. dull
::: remunerative - (of work) compensating; rewarding; profitable; well-paid; V. remunerate: reward; pay (someone) for work or trouble
::: fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
::: brunt - main impact or shock (of an attack or blow); Ex. brunt of the argument
::: perennial - something long-lasting; perennial plant; ADJ: lasting through the year or many years; lasting for a long time; enduring