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Word: stentorian

Definition: (of the voice) extremely loud; CF. Stentor: a loud herald in the Iliad


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::: eugenic - pertaining to the improvement of race; N. eugenics: study of hereditary improvement of the human race
::: tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
::: vantage - position giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint
::: induct - place formally in office; install; admit as a member; initiate; N. induction: inducting; process of deriving general principles from particular facts
::: sleeper - one that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable
::: venal - capable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal
::: factotum - handyman; person who does all kinds of work; CF. do everything
::: foray - raid; sudden raid or military advance; V.
::: corpulent - very fat; N. corpulence
::: puerile - childish; immature; CF. puer: boy