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Word: rankle

Definition: irritate; fester; annoy


More Vocab Words

::: elicit - draw out fact or information (by discussion or from someone)
::: relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
::: shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
::: vouch - give a personal guarantee; Ex. I can vouch for his integrity; N. voucher
::: transpire - (of a fact) become known; be revealed; happen; give off (watery waste matter) through pores
::: actuary - someone who advises insurance companies
::: dint - means; effort; Ex. by dint of hard work
::: brindled - tawny or grayish with streaks or spots (of animals)
::: thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
::: egotism - tendency to speak or write of oneself excessively; conceit; self-importance