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Word: tatter

Definition: torn piece of cloth; ADJ. tattered: (of clothes) old and torn; (of a person) dressed in old torn clothes


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::: sanctimonious - displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness; N. sanctimony: hypocritical piety
::: tantrum - fit of bad temper; fit of petulance; caprice; Ex. The child went into tantrums.
::: belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
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