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ennoble
confer dignity or honor upon, To dignify
ennobling - en+noble
splinter
withdraw from an organization or communion, divide into slivers or splinters
sounds like THINNER.. so think of thinner = smaller pieces of any material. that is, making something smaller. e.g: wood is splintered
unyielding
refusing to give way or compromise
thoroughgoing
Adj complete
, very thorough; absolute; involving or attending to every detail or aspect of something. "As a thoroughgoing bibliophile, one who had turned his house into a veritable library, he shocked his friends when he bought a Kindle."
harried
troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances, tormented; harassed
.HARRY potter was alwaz annoyed why voldemort was after him
obstinacy
the trait of being difficult to handle or overcome, stubborness
petulance
rudeness, irritability, irritability, impoliteness
d pet u lend me is IRRITATING me.
freight
load with goods for transportation
exiguity
the quality of being meager, smallness; thinness; the quality of being meager
precis
pre ( meaning before ) + cis ( as in thesis ) .... it is the summary that comes before a thesis
, a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory, a concise summary
extradite
deport from one country back to the home country, hand over to the authorities of another country
dite is the root word for GIVE. so giving the extra criminals to their own country
disincline
make unwilling
dismember
divide into pieces
budge
move very slightly
rhymes with trudge trudge means walk heavily while budge means move slightly
throwback
a reappearance of an earlier characteristic
Thrown back in time. redolent
truancy
being absent without permission
ironclad
inflexibly entrenched and unchangeable
clad means clothed. So ironclad means clothed with iron. Now one who is clothed is iron would be very firm. He would be unaltered, unchangeable and inflexible.
susceptibility
sensitiveness, Lack of resistance
culpability
deserving blame, Guilt
generality
the quality of being general or widespread or having general applicability
generality - a general statement is VAGUE, not specific...
domineer
to dominate; to be bossy
domineer-do+mine+er i.e) do whatever i say without any err
construal
an interpretation of the meaning of something, the way in which people perceive, comprehend, and interpret the social world
ordain
issue an order, to establish by law; to order or command; to appoint as a priest or minister; to destine
ORD + A + IN = ORDer A person to come IN
sullenly
in a gloomy, silent, surly way
lick-spittle
An abject flatterer or parasite.
haggler
to bargain in a petty, quibbling manner; stickler, an intense bargainer, a person who bargains for a lower price
halcyon
idyllically calm and peaceful
halycon can be considered as opposite of cyclone...just imagine a cyclone...you will understand what I mean
forebear
forefather; ancestor; progenitor, ancestor
ForeBears Means those who BEAR you beFORE. I means ancestors(Parents , Grand parents , ...)
precocity
unusually early development or maturity, intelligence achieved far ahead of normal developmental schedules
plodding
walking slowly and heavily; uninspired
disposed
behaviorally inclined, having a certain inclination or disposition; inclined
muckrake
explore and expose misconduct and scandals concerning public figures
you use a rake (tool) to expose what is beneath the mud (muck)
normalcy
a return to "normal" life after the war.
suffragist
someone who campaigns for voting rights.
Sufferer + just: A suffrajist is being just or trying to do justice to suffrers (women in most cases)
browbeat
discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner
, be bossy towards
imagine like dis..hav u ever tasted crow meat...never taste it..its dangerous n yuck..m indimidating u!!
succinctly
with concise and precise brevity
hagiographic
A loving, idealistic telling about a person; describing someone in a saintly manner
hieroglyphic
hieroglyPhIC...observer PIC in the word...easy to remember.., a writing system using picture symbols, written in or belonging to a writing system using pictorial symbols
doable
capable of existing or taking place or proving true
Spartan
practicing great self-denial, unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment, resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity
watched '300'? Those spartans were highly disciplined but Sparta as such led an austere life.
comeliness
the quality of being good looking and attractive, beauty; prettiness [comely (a)](Tag: comelineness = come + line) come in line to see the beauty
sedulously
very diligent, accomplishing with painstaking care, diligent in application or attention; persevering; carefully done
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stunted
held back or checked in natural growth
His STUNT was inferior in size and quality, since it was an obvious trick.
underwrite
guarantee financial support of, to give financial guarantee, insure) UNDER an agreement, u WRITE ur signature, which is like a guarantee..
fecklessness
n. uselessness, aimlessness, futility, irresponsibility
coyly
artfully or affectedly shy or reserved
COYLY = C+OYLY. When he told her C how OYLY your skin has become, she looked at him COYLY
disenfranchisement
the act of withdrawing certification or terminating a franchise
evenhanded
impartial; fair
remonstration
protest
regency
The office or period of office of a regent; one who administers for a monarch
callus
Hardened skin
callous is hardened person callus is hardened skin !!
tersely
having no extra words, brief and effective
pulverous
to demolish or crush completely ; to defeat or hurt badly
prying
looking at or into something too closely
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