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Word: rancor

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


More Vocab Words

::: effectual - able to produce a desired effect; valid
::: facetious - joking (often inappropriately); unserious; humorous
::: vulgar - of the common people; deficient in refinement; not refined; coarse; Ex. vulgar display of wealth; N. vulgarism: vulgarity; crudely indecent word; CF. vulgarian: vulgar person; boor; lout
::: hypercritical - excessively exacting; too critical (without noticing good qualities)
::: dearth - scarcity
::: proximity - nearness; ADJ. proximate
::: decrepit - weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man
::: gerontocracy - government ruled by old people
::: intervene - come between; interfere; Ex. intervened to prevent a fight; N. intervention
::: prestige - respect or admiration; impression produced by achievements or reputation; ADJ: causing admiration; ADJ. prestigious: having prestige