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Word: truculence

Definition: aggressiveness; ferocity; ADJ. truculent: aggressive; pugnacious; fierce


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::: diurnal - daily; occurring during the daytime
::: moratorium - legal delay of payment or action; Ex. declare moratorium on the building of new houses
::: prefatory - introductory; of a preface
::: remission - temporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancelation of a debt; pardon; Ex. The disease went into remission; Ex. Christians pray for the remission of sins.
::: abject - (of a condition) wretched; as low as possible; lacking pride; very humble; showing lack of self-respect; Ex. abject apology
::: engross - occupy fully; absorb
::: dowse - use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals
::: anoint - consecrate; put oil on (in a religious ceremony)
::: reproach - blame (not angrily but sadly); express disapproval or disappointment; N. ADJ. reproachful
::: excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off