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Word: ransack

Definition: search thoroughly; pillage (going through a place); Ex. Enemy soldiers ransacked the town.


Sentences Containing 'ransack'

The case concerned socialist journalist Robert Samuel Ross, who had published a satirical piece in which Bolsheviks ransack heaven.

More Vocab Words

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::: untenable - (of a position, esp. in an argument) indefensible; not able to be maintained
::: staccato - played in an abrupt manner; marked by abrupt sharp sound; Ex. staccato applause
::: uncanny - strange; mysterious; Ex. uncanny knack
::: obliterate - destroy completely; wipe out; Ex. obliterate the village
::: momentous - very important; N. moment; CF. momentary
::: disputatious - argumentative; fond of argument
::: portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
::: vigilante - one who without authority assumes law enforcement powers
::: largess - generous gift (given to people who do not have enough)