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Word: tether

Definition: tie (an animal) with a rope or tether; N: rope or chain to which an animal is tied; limit of one's endurance; Ex. the end of one's tether


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::: retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
::: sanctimonious - displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness; N. sanctimony: hypocritical piety
::: spasmodic - fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion
::: abrasive - rubbing away; tending to grind down
::: propellant - (propellent) substance which propels or drives forward (such as an explosive charge or a rocket fuel)
::: brevity - conciseness; shortness of duration
::: doldrums - blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums
::: magnanimity - generosity; ADJ. magnanimous: generous
::: antithesis - contrast; direct opposite of or to; ADJ. antithetic or antithetical
::: dissident - dissenting (with an opinion, a group, or a government); rebellious; N.