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Word: putrefy

Definition: make or become putrid; N. putrefaction


More Vocab Words

::: betoken - signify; indicate; be a sign of
::: dissertation - formal essay; treatise
::: welter - wallow (as in mud or high seas); lie soaked (as in blood); Ex. The victims weltered in their blood.
::: staccato - played in an abrupt manner; marked by abrupt sharp sound; Ex. staccato applause
::: militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier
::: aureole - sun's corona; halo; bright circle of light
::: belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
::: apocryphal - (of a story) widely believed but untrue
::: incongruity - lack of harmony; absurdity; ADJ. incongruous: lacking in harmony; inappropriate
::: unsightly - ugly; unpleasant to look at