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Word: petrify

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


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::: dowry - money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage
::: promontory - headland
::: exhilarating - invigorating and refreshing; cheering; V. exhilarate: make cheerful and excited; Ex. exhilarated by the ride in the sports car
::: advocate - speak in favor of; support (an idea or plan); urge; plead for
::: stultify - make stupid in mind; cause to appear or become stupid or inconsistent; suppress; frustrate or hinder; Ex. stultifying effect of uninteresting work; Ex. stultify free expression
::: humor - indulge; comply with the wishes of; N. quality that makes something amusing; state of mind; mood; Ex. in a bad humor; Ex. out of humor
::: abase - lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect
::: rummage - ransack; thoroughly search
::: sepulcher - tomb; V: place in a sepulcher; ADJ. sepulchral
::: vigilant - watchful; on the alert; watchfully awake; alert to spot danger; N. vigilance