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Word: rancor

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


More Vocab Words

::: polemical - (polemic) aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)
::: impediment - hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment
::: debutante - young woman making formal entrance into society
::: optimist - person who looks on the bright side; N. optimism
::: reverend - deserving reverence; N: priest
::: moodiness - fits of depression or gloom; ADJ. moody: given to changeable moods; subject to periods of depression; gloomy CF. mood: state of mind or emotion
::: prance - move about in a spirited manner (proudly and confidently)
::: demolition - destruction; V. demolish
::: circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
::: fraudulent - cheating; deceitful; Ex. fraudulent means; N. fraud: deception; swindle