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Word: petrify

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


More Vocab Words

::: eccentric - irregular; odd; unconventional; whimsical; bizarre; not concentric
::: repartee - quick clever reply
::: delude - deceive
::: menace - threat; V: threaten
::: parody - humorous imitation; spoof; takeoff; travesty; V.
::: paltry - insignificant; petty; trifling; contemptible; Ex. paltry sum; CF. trash
::: vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
::: overweening - arrogant; presumptuous
::: quail - cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
::: piquant - pleasantly tart-tasting; spicy; pleasantly stimulating; Ex. piquant situation when my old enemy asked for my help