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Word: predispose

Definition: give an inclination toward (in advance); make susceptible to; Ex. predispose people to certain cancer; N. predisposition


More Vocab Words

::: apocalyptic - prophetic; pertaining to revelations especially of disaster; N. apocalypse
::: retiring - shy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality
::: glitter - shine brightly with flashing points of light; Ex. glittering diamond ring; N: sparkling light; attractiveness; glamor; Ex. glitter of the sun on the waves
::: deadpan - wooden; impassive; with no show of feeling; with an expressionless face
::: dowdy - untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman
::: abstract - theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational
::: rousing - lively; inducing excitement; stirring; V. rouse: waken; arouse from sleep or depression; excite; stir up
::: incidence - rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality
::: cognizance - knowledge; ADJ. cognizant; having knowledge; aware
::: tumult - commotion of a great crowd; riot; noise; uproar; ADJ. tumultuous: noisy and disorderly