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Word: prophylactic

Definition: used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease


More Vocab Words

::: clout - great influence (especially political or social); hard blow with fist
::: unkempt - disheveled; uncared for in appearance; not combed; CF. comb
::: precedent - something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action; V. precede; CF. unprecedented
::: germinate - cause to sprout; sprout
::: sophisticated - worldly wise and urbane; refined; complex; N. sophistication; V. sophisticate
::: smirk - conceited smile; offensively self-satisfied smile (often at someone else's misfortune); V.
::: seasonable - occurring at the proper time or season; opportune; Ex. seasonable intervention in the dispute
::: existential - pertaining to existence; pertaining to the philosophy of existentialism
::: proscribe - prohibit; ostracize; banish; outlaw
::: adapt - make or become suitable for a specific use; alter; modify; adjust; N. adaptation: act of adapting; composition recast into a new form; Ex. The play is an adaption of a short novel.