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Word: petrify

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


More Vocab Words

::: compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
::: odium - detestation; quality of being odious; hatefulness; disrepute (resulting from hateful conduct)
::: upshot - outcome; final result
::: canny - shrewd in money matters; thrifty
::: petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
::: resourceful - clever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations); N. resource, resourcefulness
::: gust - strong abrupt rush of wind; V. CF. bluster
::: strew - spread randomly; sprinkle; scatter; Ex. flower girl strewing rose petals
::: trinket - knickknack; bauble; cheap jewelry
::: discursive - (of a person or writing) digressing; rambling (without any clear plan)