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Word: spate

Definition: sudden flood or rush; Ex. spate of accidents


More Vocab Words

::: motif - theme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure
::: hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
::: construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
::: glare - shine intensely and blindingly; stare fixedly and angrily; N.
::: confound - confuse; puzzle
::: inconsistency - state of being self-contradictory; lack of uniformity or steadiness; ADJ. inconsistent: displaying a lack of consistency; erratic; contradictory; incompatible
::: knotty - intricate; difficult; tangled; CF. knot
::: regicide - murder of a king or queen
::: orator - public speaker
::: embellish - adorn; ornament; enhance as a story (by adding fictitious details)