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Word: protean

Definition: able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will


More Vocab Words

::: abet - assist usually in doing something wrong; encourage
::: symmetry - arrangement of parts so that balance is obtained; congruity; ADJ. symmetrical
::: unassailable - not open to attack; impregnable; not subject to question
::: glacial - like a glacier; of an ice age; extremely cold; Ex. glacial epoch; CF. iceberg
::: whimsical - capricious; fanciful; amusingly strange
::: gape - open widely; open the mouth wide; stare wonderingly with the mouth open; CF. agape
::: revoke - cancel; retract; CF. irrevocable
::: spontaneity - lack of premeditation; naturalness; freedom from constraint; ADJ. spontaneous: self-generated; unpremeditated; happening without being planned
::: ramshackle - (of a building or vehicle) poorly constructed; rickety; falling apart
::: plebiscite - direct vote by the entire electorate (on an important issue)