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Word: punitive

Definition: punishing; Ex. punitive measures


More Vocab Words

::: catholic - (of likings and interests) universal; general; broad; including many different parts; wide-ranging liberal; Ex. catholic opinions/tastes
::: homily - sermon; tedious moralizing lecture; serious warning; ADJ. homiletic
::: culprit - one guilty of a crime
::: asunder - into parts; apart; V. sunder
::: supererogatory - superfluous; more than needed or demanded
::: disengage - uncouple; separate; disconnect; stop fighting; OP. engage
::: acoustics - science of sound; quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in
::: definitive - most reliable; authorative and complete; that cannot be improved; conclusive; decisive; definite; Ex. definitive decision by the supreme court
::: bigotry - stubborn intolerance
::: attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration