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Word: petrify

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


More Vocab Words

::: construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
::: vortex - whirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; predicament into which one is inexorably plunged
::: lachrymose - producing tears; tearful
::: vacillate - waver (in opinion); fluctuate; sway to and fro; N. vacillation
::: winsome - charming (in a childlike way); agreeable; gracious; engaging
::: enact - make (a bill) into law
::: prance - move about in a spirited manner (proudly and confidently)
::: brawl - noisy quarrel
::: tremulous - trembling; wavering
::: caustic - burning; corrosive; able to burn by chemical action; sarcastically biting; (of remarks) intended to hurt; bitter; harmful; OP. harmless