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Word: totem

Definition: animal, plant, or natural object serving as a symbol of a clan or family; representation of this; Ex. totem pole


More Vocab Words

::: crevice - crack; fissure
::: frail - weak; N. frailty
::: heresy - opinion contrary to popular belief; opinion contrary to accepted religion; ADJ. heretical; CF. heretic
::: actuarial - calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
::: garner - gather; store up; amass
::: litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
::: debut - d\'ebut; first public appearance; formal presentation of a young woman to society
::: defray - provide for the payment of; undertake the payment of; pay
::: clich - \'e phrase dulled in meaning by repetition; platitude; ADJ. clich\'ed
::: condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior