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Word: whorl

Definition: ring of leaves around stem; ring; circular arrangement; Ex. whorls on the fingers


More Vocab Words

::: ostentatious - showy; trying to attract attention; pretentious; N. ostentation: showy display
::: primary - first in rank or importance; principal; earliest in time; Ex. primary stages; N. CF. first
::: manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
::: carillon - a set of bells (often in a tower) capable of being played
::: fester - rankle; produce irritation or resentment; (of a cut or wound) generate pus or rot; Ex. His insult festered in my mind for days.
::: stringent - (of rules) binding; rigid; marked by scarcity of money; Ex. stringent economic conditions
::: collaborate - work together; cooperate treasonably with the enemy
::: offensive - attacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense
::: pinion - restrain or immobilize by binding the wings or legs; N: bird's wing
::: monograph - scholarly article