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Word: putrefy

Definition: make or become putrid; N. putrefaction


More Vocab Words

::: denotation - meaning; distinguishing by name; V. denote: indicate; refer to directly; mean; CF. connotation
::: orifice - mouthlike opening; small opening (esp. to a cavern or passage of the body); CF. mouth
::: engross - occupy fully; absorb
::: prostrate - stretch out full on ground; make prostrate; enervate; Ex. prostrating illness; ADJ: lying face down; having lost all strength
::: hierarchy - arrangement by rank or standing; authoritarian body divided into ranks; body of persons having authority
::: clandestine - secret
::: susceptible - impressionable; easily influenced; sensitive; having little resistance as to a disease; likely to suffer; receptive to; capable of accepting; Ex. susceptible to persuasion/colds; Ex. The agreement is not susceptible of alteration; N. susceptibility
::: retentive - holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory
::: citadel - fortress
::: stumble - trip and almost fall; proceed unsteadily; act falteringly; N.