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Word: petrify

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


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::: repeal - revoke; annul
::: berserk - mad with violent anger; frenzied; madly excited
::: circuitous - roundabout
::: quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
::: impoverish - make poor; deprive of natural strength or something important; Ex. impoverished soil
::: poignancy - quality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion; ADJ. poignant: touching; deeply moving; (of sorrow, grief, etc.) painful; keenly distressing to the mind; Ex. poignant memory/anxiety; CF. prick
::: commiserate - feel or express pity or sympathy for
::: postmortem - autopsy; ADJ: occurring after death; of a postmortem
::: tutelary - protective; pertaining to a guardianship; Ex. tutelary deities
::: docket - program as for trial; book where such entries are made; list of things to be done; agenda; label fixed to a package listing contents or directions; V: describe in a docket