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Word: subsume

Definition: include (as a member of a group); encompass


More Vocab Words

::: dissolution - disintegration; reduction to a liquid form; looseness in morals; sensual indulgence; debauchery; ADJ. dissolute: lacking in moral restraint; leading an immoral life
::: pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
::: manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
::: lubricate - apply a lubricant to; N. lubricant: substance that reduces friction
::: carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture
::: calamity - disaster; misery
::: censor - (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.
::: pious - devout; religious; N. piety
::: faculty - mental or bodily powers; teaching staff
::: horoscope - diagram of the positions of stars at a given moment (eg. of a person's birth) used by astrologers