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Word: variegate

Definition: change the appearance of (by marking with different colors)


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::: sap - diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.
::: respite - time for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
::: growl - low, guttural, menacing sound (as of a dog)
::: reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
::: insensible - unconscious; unresponsive; insensitive; unaware; imperceptible; Ex. insensible of his danger/to pain; Ex. insensible change; CF. not the opposite of sensible
::: shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
::: resurrect - revive
::: inured - accustomed; hardened; Ex. inured to the Alaskan cold; V. inure: make used to something undesirable; harden; CF. unfeeling
::: egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
::: psychosomatic - of the influence of the mind on the body (esp. with respect to disease)