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Word: stultify

Definition: make stupid in mind; cause to appear or become stupid or inconsistent; suppress; frustrate or hinder; Ex. stultifying effect of uninteresting work; Ex. stultify free expression


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::: tirade - long angry denunciatory speech; diatribe; harangue; extended scolding; denunciation
::: enthrall - capture; enslave; captivate; hold the complete attention of (as if magic); hold spellbound
::: colander - utensil with perforated bottom used for straining
::: vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
::: sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
::: shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
::: sonorous - resonant; producing a full deep sound; producing sound
::: dynamic - energetic; vigorously active
::: purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
::: skirmish - minor fight; minor battle in war; V.