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Word: petrify

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


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::: bigotry - stubborn intolerance
::: buffoonery - clowning
::: conifer - pine tree (usu. evergreen); cone-bearing tree; ADJ. coniferous; CF. deciduous; CF. evergreen
::: qualms - uneasy feelings; misgivings; uneasy fears especially about matters of conscience; Ex. I have no qualms about giving this assignment to Helen.
::: secession - withdrawal; V. secede: withdraw formally from membership
::: chaotic - in utter disorder
::: remunerative - (of work) compensating; rewarding; profitable; well-paid; V. remunerate: reward; pay (someone) for work or trouble
::: promulgate - announce; proclaim a doctrine or law; make known by official publication
::: confluence - flowing together; the place where two rivers flow together; crowd; gathering together
::: incubate - hatch; warm (eggs) with the body to promote hatching; maintain at optimal environment conditions for development; be holding in one's body an infection which is going to develop into a disease; N. incubation; CF. incubation:disease