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Word: whorl

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

More Vocab Words

::: reinstate - restore to a previous condition or position
::: agrarian - pertaining to land or its cultivation; Ex. agrarian reform
::: hindsight - understanding the nature of an event after it has actually happened
::: predispose - give an inclination toward (in advance); make susceptible to; Ex. predispose people to certain cancer; N. predisposition
::: florid - ruddy; (of a complexion) reddish; flowery; very ornate; CF. rose
::: piebald - of different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and white); Ex. piebald horse; CF. pie+bald
::: dilute - make (a liquid) less concentrated; reduce in strength; Ex. dilute the influence of the president
::: staid - serious and sedate; sober; Ex. staid during the funeral ceremony
::: zephyr - gentle breeze; west wind
::: inebriated - habitually intoxicated; drunk; N. inebriety