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Word: preen

Definition: make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune


More Vocab Words

::: jocular - said or done in jest or playfully; marked by joking
::: obloquy - slander; disgrace; infamy
::: seasoned - experienced
::: clout - great influence (especially political or social); hard blow with fist
::: invidious - designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
::: comprise - include; consist of
::: egregious - notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking
::: victuals - food; provisions; V. victual: provide with food
::: incumbent - obligatory; imposed as an obligation; currently holding an office; N: person who holds an office
::: subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge