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Word: poultice

Definition: soothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body


More Vocab Words

::: panache - flair; manner of doing things without any difficulty (causing admiration); flamboyance; bunch of feathers (on a helmet); Ex. with great panache; CF.
::: perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
::: desperado - reckless, desperate outlaw
::: oust - expel; drive out; force out; N. ouster: ousting
::: disabuse - correct a false impression; undeceive; free from a wrong belief
::: vortex - whirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; predicament into which one is inexorably plunged
::: caulk - (calk) make watertight (by blocking up cracks as in a ship)
::: ravage - devastate; plunder; despoil; Ex. crops ravaged by storms
::: deface - mar; disfigure
::: abnegation - renunciation; self-sacrifice; self-abnegation