English Vocab

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English Vocab
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  1. pertaining to food, nutrition, or digestion
    syn: nourishing, nutritive
    Alimentary
  2. the practice of lending money at exorbitant rates
    syn:loan-sharking, interest
    usury
  3. agreement
    syn:accord, concurrence
    concord
  4. able to recover quickly after illness or bad luck; able to bounce back to shape
    syn:fexible, elastic
    resilient
  5. to speak loudly and vehemently
    syn:perorate, rant, rave
    declaim
  6. one who gives opinions in an authoritative manner
    syn:critic
    pundit
  7. pertaining to a flood
    syn:waterlogged
    diluvial
  8. to condemn or forbid as harmful or unlawful
    syn:prohibit, ban
    proscribe
  9. soothing, especially to skin
    syn:softening, mollifying
    emollient
  10. a ruler; one who wields great power
    syn:leader, dominator
    potentate
  11. to take up and support as a cause; to marry
    syn:champion, adopt
    epouse
  12. overused and trite remark
    syn:cliché
    platitude
  13. to shun; to avoid
    syn:evade, escape
    eschew
  14. crude or coarse, characteristic of commoners
    plebeian
  15. marked by disrespectful lightheartedness or casualness
    syn:pert, disrespectful
    flippant
  16. an outstandingly clear or typical example
    syn:model
    paradigm
  17. by chance, specially by favorable chance
    syn:accidental
    fortuitous
  18. relating to a palace; magnificent
    syn:grand, stately
    palatial
  19. frantic, frenzied
    syn:feverish
    frenetic
  20. a tribute, a song or expression of praise
    paean
  21. a temporary lating of the usual operations of government or control
    syn:hiatus, interruption
    interregnum
  22. a feeling of unease of depression
    syn:discomfort, unhappiness
    malaise
  23. firmly established, especially with repect to a habit or attitude
    syn:habitual, chronic
    inveterate
  24. a very small perosn or thing
    syn:diminutive, small
    lilliputian

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