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Word: reconnaissance

Definition: survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)


More Vocab Words

::: vantage - position giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint
::: penumbra - partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
::: modicum - limited quantity; small amount; Ex. He does not have a modicum of sense; CF. moderate
::: disclaim - disown; renounce claim to; deny; CF. disclaimer
::: glamor - compelling charm; ADJ. glamorous
::: assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
::: fickle - changeable (in affections or friendship); faithless
::: beset - harass or trouble from all directions; hem in
::: meander - wind or turn in its course; follow a winding or turning course; move aimlessly and idly
::: queue - line (of waiting people or vehicles)