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Word: rancor

Definition: long-lasting hatred; bitterness; Ex. negotiation without rancor; ADJ. rancorous


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::: lachrymose - producing tears; tearful
::: pulpit - raised platform used in preaching (in a church)
::: grovel - crawl or creep on ground; remain prostrate; behave in a servile manner
::: fecundity - fertility; fruitfulness; ADJ. fecund: very productive of crops or young
::: tycoon - wealthy and powerful businessperson; wealthy leader; magnate; Ex. business tycoon
::: enthrall - capture; enslave; captivate; hold the complete attention of (as if magic); hold spellbound
::: necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis
::: patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
::: soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
::: apocryphal - (of a story) widely believed but untrue